Maree & Lui Canada Adventure travel blog

entering the Badlands

Badlands Drumheller

Selfie - of sorts


Fossil Museum entrance



Ancient Bison head


leaving the badlands

After the Gopher Museum we travelled to Drumheller where we visited the Dinosaur Museum and the Badlands.

The Badlands - the name comes from the Sioux who called it 'Mako Sica that translate into land bad as it was always wet and hard for them to travel through. The early French / Canadian fur trappers in the 1800's referred to it as the "Bad Lands" for the same reason - hence the name.

The Badlands were formed by melting glaciers in the last Ice Age either 10,000 - 15,000 yrs ago.

Visiting the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaentology was very well laid out and the explanations of how they recovered the fossils were amazing.

Most of the fossils on display and there are hundreds of them, were found in the Badlands or Alberta.

We have arrived in Calgary and after last night in the cabin - I think we like the countryside better. Can't wait for the Stampede though. Off to Nanton tomorrow, about an hours drive to see an aircraft museum.

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