Drumheller, My Hike Into The Past

Hoodoo Trail rock foundations

For awhile, I have been getting out of the apartment and checking out places to visit around me. I don’t want to stay cooped up in my place, but at the same time I want to make sure that I’m able to social distance with others. Hiking has been one activity that has become part of my routine. I’m not a big hiker. It was never my thing before the pandemic.  In the past month that has changed. This weekend, my wife and I went to Drumheller Alberta.


The badlands
The hills of Drumheller

Drumheller is often called dinosaur valley. It is known for all the dinosaur fossils found there and their world biggest dinosaur model of a T-Rex. There are other attractions that make it special, but the hiking in the badlands is on of Drumheller specialties.

The world's biggest dinosaur model
The mighty T-Rex

We also went to this place called the Last Chance Saloon. It was created around 1913 to quench the thirst of the miners who worked in the coal mine in the area. The saloon has so much history. Some of it good, but a lot of it is bad. I will say that I got a weird vibe from the place. They say that it is haunted, but I can’t verify it. I’m just going from my feelings there.

Bar in Wayne Alberta
It’s probably haunted

Getting to hike the Hoodoo trail, was pretty cool. The rock foundation was really interesting to look at. Hiking up the hill was slippery and a little dangerous, but it was an experience.

Hoodo Trail rock foundation
Hoodoo Trail

The trip was really fun. Travelling places close to me is something that I wouldn’t usually do, but I’m glad I took the time to do this. What this hiking trip really did was allow me to clear my mind and help me to refocus on my goals.

I hope that everyone can get out and have a chance to explore areas around them.


8 responses to “Drumheller, My Hike Into The Past”

  1. This looks like a fun place to visit! I really enjoy exploring places close to where I live as well because you always end up discovering something new that you didn’t even realise was there.

  2. […] Alberta – All I can say is dinosaurs. Here is a link to a blog that I wrote about this […]

  3. We skipped Drumheller because the weather is getting bad, but we will stopped here in the spring for sure on our way back home to New Brunswick!

    1. If you ever get a chance, you should check out Drumheller. You have to do it once.

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