Working Man / Rita MacNeil
Leaving Horseshoe Canyon we head for Drumheller.
11 Miles ahead.
Back on the prairie.
We see the valley!
But you can do it Virtually on Google Maps:
Mandatory photo op at the Dinosaur Sign.
(Wearing my Indiana Dundee hat.)
Drumheller: A bit of History
Drumheller got it’s name from a coin toss between Samuel Drumheller and Thomas Greentree.
Guess who won?
Alas, I think Greentree would have been a nicer name.
It was the Red Deer River that carved this valley and these Badlands
that run for hundreds of miles.
But wasn’t dinosaur bones that created early Drumheller.
The Dinosaurs came later … I mean earlier?
Tourism is the fastest growing industry in the town with thousands of people coming each year,
mainly to visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum.
A 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada
placed the Town of Drumheller’s population at 7,982.
Upcoming: The Royal Tyrrell Museum