Situated in the province of Alberta, the Canadian Badlands is one of the most unique geographical sites you’ll ever come across. Over 85-million years ago, over 40 species of dinosaurs once roamed this area – a scenic drive from urban centres such as Calgary and Edmonton. This tag examines all the unique things you can do in the Badlands. In Dinosaur Provincial Park, visitors can take a fossil safari and uncover actual dinosaur bones. In Drumheller, The Royal Tyrell Museum of Palaeontology is world famous for its fossil collection. But the Canadian Badlands isn’t just about dinosaurs, this stunning area is ripe for cultural experiences such as taking in a performance at the Rosebud Theatre or a concert at the Badlands Amphitheatre. Hikers can explore the hoodoo rock formations, camp at quiet campgrounds or even in a train at Aspen Crossing and at night, go star gazing at Cypress Hills Dark Sky Preserve. The southern Alberta city of Lethbridge is an excellent gateway to the Canadian Badlands and posts on all the things to do in Lethbridge, including Lethbridge restaurants are represented in posts with this tag.
More than dinosaurs and fossils, the Canadian Badlands is still a relatively undiscovered gem. There's incredible diversity within this Alberta region that's roughly the size of Portugal. With year-round glamping, uncrowded hiking trails and a Dark Sky Preserve, there's a lot to take in. Here's a look at some not to miss activities in the Badlands this fall.