As part of the IAWP 2018 Companion Program, you will have the opportunity to visit Drumheller, which is internationally recognized for the world-famous Royal Tyrrell Museum and its vast wealth of dinosaur fossils.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum contains one of the world’s largest collection of dinosaurs, including what is heralded as one of the most well-preserved fossils to date: a 110 million-year-old “mummified” Nodosaur with remnants of skin still covering its armoured plates.
Drumheller also hosted the World Largest Dinosaur attraction in which you can climb the 86 foot Tyrannosaurus Rex and view the valley from within its jaws. Drumheller isn’t just dinosaurs, however. It also has some of the most spectacular scenery Alberta has to offer, including the Hoo Doos, which are 5 to 7 metre tall sandstone pillars that take millions of years to form.
Also, visit the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site for a train ride or underground tunnel tour! If you’re looking for something more active be sure to check out the Drumheller Aquaplex for swimming, the Rotary Spray Park for a free waterpark, kayak and canoe with Red Deer River Adventures, or check out one of two golf courses in the area.