Your Guided Tour Operator Right Out of the Alberta Badlands
Wild West Badlands Tours is Drumheller’s Number 1 ranked tour on Trip Advisor! Let Wild West Badlands Tours show you a side of the Drumheller Valley you’ve never seen before. Choose from our different tours to discover the beautiful geography, hidden history, and unique culture surrounding Drumheller. Local stories, anecdotes, humour and history will accompany you as you view the sites and unparalleled scenic views from the comfort of our air conditioned bus. Our goal is to provide our guests with an enjoyable, informative, and memorable vacation experience while visiting this unique location in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada.
See the sights — Learn the history — Have fun with Don & Val "The Badlands Couple"
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Badlands, Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Times
Enjoy our three hour tour that will take you to incredible attractions in the Dinosaur Valley and numerous out-of-the-way places. View the Hoodoos, Badlands Passion Play site and Horsethief Canyon. Cross the Red Deer River via the Bleriot Ferry and a walk over a suspension bridge. While visiting a ghost town, learn about unique happenings — and more! We make the Badlands come alive with our engaging narrative paired with exceptional sites. Discover eras dating back 150 million years! Find out where dinosaur fossils can be found. Learn about first nations people, fur trade explorers, cowboys, pioneers, coal miners, and all of the people who contributed to this rich region, right up to today’s oilfield workers.Taking this tour gives you the opportunity to purchase Royal Tyrrell Museum tickets for half of the regular price! Don’t miss this chance to see the sites then visit this world class museum!
Tours leave at 9:00 AM and 1:30 PM daily.
Wild West Adventure Tour
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime with adventure with us while exploring Alberta in Western Canada. See herds of buffalo in ranch settings on the prairies! Enjoy a hay ride and get “up close and personal” with buffalo from the safety of a secure hay wagon. Watch one-ton buffalo bulls munch oats right next to the wagon! Visit a sod house similar to those used by the original pioneers in this area. Stop at a beautiful lookout of the Valley for photographs. Visit Rowley and Sam’s Saloon or the Rosedeer Hotel and Last Chance Saloon in the Ghost Town of Wayne. Since wildlife sightings such as deer and antelope are always a possibility, be sure to bring your camera along!
Taking this tour gives you the opportunity to purchase Royal Tyrrell Museum tickets for half of the regular price! Don’t miss this chance to see the sites then visit this world class museum!
Tour leaves at 6:30 PM daily.This tour is not available October - May
Highlights of Tours Include
The Canadian Badlands Passion Play Site
Deep in the Canadian Badlands, a location famous for its prehistoric attractions, lies a hidden valley where the events of a not-so-distant past echo, a place where ancient Israel is reborn and you can experience, "the greatest story ever told." The 14,000 who come each July are moved to laughter and tears by the dramatic portrayal of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum
Since 1985, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has presented the fascinating evolution of dinosaurs through it's collection of dozens of skeletons and hundreds of fossils.
Horsethief Canyon is where bright yellow canola fields and giant rocking pump jacks meet the precipice of pure Badlands splendour. Stand at the canyon edge and take in the entire valley or strap on some hikers and venture deep into the canyon itself - just be careful, there are no interpretive signs and it's easy to get lost.
A hoodoo (also called a tent rock, fairy chimney, and earth pyramid) is a tall, thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland. Hoodoos, which may range from 1.5–45 metres (4.9–147.6 ft), typically consist of relatively soft rock topped by harder, less easily eroded stone that protects each column from the elements. They generally form within sedimentary rock and volcanic rock formations.
The Bleriot Ferry is a ferry in Alberta, Canada. It links the two sections of the North Dinosaur Trail (Alberta Highway 838) as it crosses the Red Deer River from Kneehill County on the west, to Starland County on the east. It was built by Andre Bleriot, commissioned in 1913 and, in addition to providing an essential transport service, acted as a major social hub in the Drumheller Valley.
Rosedale Suspension Bridge
The Rosedale Suspension Bridge is a 117 metre long pedestrian suspension bridge across the Red Deer River in Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. Constructed in 1931, it was built for the coal workers of Star Mine. In 1958, the Alberta provincial government rebuilt (and currently maintains) the bridge to "commemorate part of the colourful mining history of the Drumheller Valley."