It is an area well documented with fossil discoveries of dinosaurs. There have been over 35 dinosaur discoveries recorded in the region uncovering fossils dating as far back as 70 million years ago. That was then and this is now.
The Orkney Lookout viewpoint in Drumheller, Alberta is easily accessible, enjoys a large gravel parking lot and is RV friendly... although the short gravel road accessing the viewpoint can be a bit rough.
Hoodoos (aka fairy chimneys and earth pyramids) are tall rock pillars created from soft sedimentary rock (sandstone) topped with a harder rock which is more resistant to time and the elements like wind and rain.
what really catches your eye and draws allot of attention in Centennial Park is the 26 metre (86 feet) tall Tyannosaurus Rex dinosaur. It is the "World's Tallest Dinosaur" and one of the most visited attractions in the Drumheller Valley.
Little Fish Lake attracts many birds to the region. Some arrive to nest, some to feed and others to rest as they migrate north to south. It is a popular birdwatching location which is remote and out of the way.
Riverside Park in Drumheller, Alberta enjoys large grass lawns ideal for play. Bring a frisbee, basball glove or any other activity which needs a little space. There are many trees providing plenty of shade too... and a few floral gardens and rock gardens adding color and scents.
The Drumheller McMullen Island park is a popular day use area because of the proximity to the popular museum and the Red Deer River but.... more importantly the park is popular because it is situated in a lush green and treed environment which is unique for badland country.
The Badlands Trail is an easy-going, well maintained interpretive walking trail exploring the Canadian Badlands near the community of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. The trail is a popular pathway for learning more about the geography and history of the Canadian Badlands.
The park is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum (Dinosaur attraction), McMullen Park (day use picnic park) and the Badlands Trail (interpretive walking trail). It is one of the most visited parks in the Drumheller Valley region.
Nearby there are baseball diamonds, washrooms and a playground for children. The Newcastle Beach Recreation Area is ideal for group functions, tournaments, festivals and events. There is a camping area for groups who have booked the baseball diamonds for tournaments.
The Red Deer River Nature Trail near Drumheller, Alberta, Canada is a paved and, sometimes, gravel trail popular for hiking, birdwatching, biking, jogging and roller blading. The trail is wheelchair and baby stroller friendly in many areas.