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Alberta / DRUMHELLER, BADLANDS & BEYOND TOURING Royal Tyrrell Museum The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology celebrates the spectacular diversity of life on Earth, from the tiniest grain of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur. This world- renowned museum and research facility is located in the rugged Canadian Badlands in Drumheller, Alberta. Located only 90 minutes northeast of Calgary, Canada’s only museum devoted exclusively to palaeontology - the study of plant and animal life based on the fossil record - offers something for everyone. Hundreds of thousands of people each year are captivated by one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur skeletons, most of which were discovered in Alberta’s badlands - one of the best places in the world for fossil discoveries. The latest exhibition, Grounds for Discovery, highlights fossils found during industrial activities, including one of the best-preserved dinosaurs in the world. All of the museum’s dynamic displays spark curiosity, dispel myths and engage people with learning. In the summer, you may also participate in educational programs that interpret how the past and present are related. Individuals and families alike can learn about the wonders of the Badlands during a guided hike, create a cast of a real fossil or try your hand at digging in a quarry. Open year-round with extended hours May - September. From $19 Dinosaur Provincial Park Day Tour Explore The Canadian Badlands Multi-Day Tour Walk in the footsteps of pre-historic giants at Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site. On this full-day tour from Calgary, you will discover one of the worlds richest deposits of dinosaur fossils. Be amazed by the stunning landscape, roam among the otherworldly sandstone hoodoos and explore the fossil exhibit to see the dinosaurs that roamed the land 75 million years ago, right here in the heart of The Canadian Badlands. Unearth Alberta’s secret maverick past and bold modern spirit. Spend five days exploring the renowned Canadian Badlands featuring Indigenous drumming and dancing, Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park dark-sky preserve, City of Medicine Hat, UNESCO World Heritage Site Dinosaur Provincial Park, famed Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, and live theatre in charming Rosebud. While you’re busy exploring, our guides will take care of everything else including most meals, activities and accommodations. Your admission to the fossil exhibit and guided tour of The Badlands Trail is included. Tours depart from The Calgary Tower every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 17 to Departures: June 17-21, 2019; July 15-19, 2019; August 12-16, 2019; September 23-27, 2019. August 31, 2019. From $129 From $1,369 109