The city Drumhelller is about 1.5 hours drive from my home city of Calgary in Alberta. It is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum which houses one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur fossils.
The museum is a great place to get a feel for the variety and size of dinosaurs that once roamed the earth more than 65 million years ago. It really makes human existence on this planet pale in comparison.
The area around Drumheller also contains visible records of Earth’s history. Centuries of climate change are on display everywhere in the region in the layers of rock sediment. The valleys formed by retreating glaciers are spectacular.
Drumheller is a great visit if you are travelling through western Canada. It is beautiful country and it is a good reminder of how fragile life is on this planet.