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Drumheller Dinos at Badland

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Before we left the beautiful offgrid weekend at Burnstick Lake with the help of my friend we changed the old spare wheel of our trailer to the newly bought tire. After installing the wheel we noticed an unusual movement so I decided to have it checked. I called two RV services without luck as they were booked ahead until 2-3 weeks. The third option was Bucars RV where they assured they can check and if needed fix our bearings. The bearings needed a repack and greasing anyway so we dropped of the trailer and decided to drive to Drumheller for a day trip.

The Drumheller portion of the Red Deer River valley, often referred to as Dinosaur Valley, has an approximate width of 2 kilometres and an approximate length of 28 kilometres. It is called badland, which are a type of dry terrain where softer sedimentary rocks and clay-rich soils have been extensively eroded. Arriving to the valley is almost an extraterrestrial experience. You are driving on a "normal" countryside road with sunflowers and wheat on the sides when suddenly you arrive to a deep and wide valley where it looks like the earth cracked wide open.


Then we drove to the Tourist Information booth which is a giant dinosaurus. Quite possibly the largest in the world... :)


With our limited time on hand (we had to get back to pick up the trailer between 17:00 and 18:00) we decided to check the Royal Tyrell Museum. Although our kids are not much into dinos they enjoyed the dino skeletons and fossils. The museum is definetely worth visiting and you can easily spend even more days in Drumheller and its area. The views are also stunning with clearly visible geological layers.


On the streets of Drumheller we have seen several other dinos.


Then it was time to go and we got back to Bucars just on time to pick up the trailer (another update to the maintenance post). In the evening we were pampered by a real Hungarian "húsleves" by our friends, Évi and Gyuri. They are so caring and great hosts offering us all kinds of help. Gyuri even offered to lend me his kayak for our next leg: Banff and the Rockies!


We have received lots of maps and good advise from Évi, a big box of Hungarian books for Ábel (half of which is already read by him). We also agreed to spend another weekend together around Jasper so really exciting times ahead!

Posted by divatmotoros 02:08 Archived in Canada

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