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From Calgary: Guided Day Tour to Drumheller

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Calgary Tours

From Calgary: Guided Day Tour to Drumheller

Activity provider: Calgary Tours

From US$ 96.02 per person

Uncover your inner archaeologist as you look for fossils and learn about the prehistoric creatures that roamed the hills and grasslands outside of Alberta's capital, Drumheller.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover dinosaur fossil sites outside Calgary
  • See archaeological records displayed at the Dinosaur Valley
  • Admire fascinating topography and colorful cliffs at Horseshoe Canyon
  • Stop at the historic Star Mine Suspension Bridge
  • Marvel at and learn about hoodoo rock formations
Full description
Visit Drumheller on this full-day guided excursion. Explore rugged canyonlands and get up close and personal with fossils and monolithic hoodoo rock formations. After meeting with your guide, depart from Calgary and ride out to Dinosaur Valley. Listen to tales about the incredible array of species that have been unearthed there. When you arrive, head to the visitor center to check out fossils and artifacts gathered from more than 40 species of dinosaurs discovered nearby. Consider expanding your knowledge of prehistoric life and creatures with an optional visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology. Then, proceed to Horseshoe Canyon, where the Red Deer River makes a U-turn in steep, stratified canyons. Further down the river, cross and stop at the Star Mine Suspension Bridge and hear about the coal workers who built it in 1931. Cap off your day with up-close looks at the area's towering hoodoo rock formations worn into columns over hundreds of years.
Includes
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle to and from downtown Calgary
  • Royal Tyrrell Museum ticket (purchased after June 29th)
  • Gratuities (recommended CAD$10 per guest)
  • Meals and beverages
  • Personal expenses and insurance
  • Additional excursions
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Calgary Downtown (708 8 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1H2, Canada) Please be there 5-10 minutes prior to the tour start time. Your guide will be wearing a tour guide ID and light green uniform.

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What to bring

  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Sightseeing points and stop times are subject to weather condition and will be replaced by other locations if any closure occurs.
Customer reviews

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4.9 /5

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We got to see Horseshoe Canyon, the smallest church in the world, The Royal Tyrrell museum which had dinosaur fossils and dinosaur bones that had been found and pieced together to recreate the actual dinosaur skeletons. Very interesting museum. We had time for lunch and also we could take a nice circular walk around outside to see the great views of the bandlands. We then saw the manmade Huge dinosaur. I think we had enough time for most of the stops but I think we should have had longer for the giant Dino. We only had 30 mins there and there wasn’t enough time to climb up inside the dinosaur and see the views because there was already a queue of people. Instead I photographed it from the ground and had an ice cream. So maybe the time could be increased to 1 hour at that stop off. Then we went to see the Hoodoos which was great.

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August 25, 2022

We appreciated David who listened to the group. He gave us lots of information during the trip. There is no landscape like in Drumheller it feels like on the moon. We really enjoyed the Tyrrell museum. Entrance fees are extra and the visit is autonomous. We were with the Calgary Tour. The tour was in English and Chinese. We recommend.

September 8, 2021

Very nice day Interesting guide who takes good care of us. Pay attention to the meeting point. Look carefully at the address given on the confirmation. It's not in front of the right hotel.

July 5, 2022

Product ID: 399987