My Date with a Dinosaur in Drumheller, Alberta

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My Date with a Dinosaur in Drumheller, Alberta

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My Date with a Dinosaur in Drumheller, Alberta

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My Date with a Dinosaur in Drumheller, Alberta

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When I was a kid, I loved all things Earth science – rocks and minerals , space , dinosaurs – you name it and I definitely went through a phase of loving it. While I’ve had the fortune to explore Cape Canaveral in Florida and checked out the cool rocks and minerals of Yellowstone National Park as a kid, my parents never took me to see dinosaurs in Drumheller despite it being only a province away.

This T-Rex is known as “Black Beauty” due to the colour of its bones which were darkened by the presence of manganese in the water during fossilization.

Drumheller is located in the middle of the Canadian Badlands. During the drive from Calgary to Drumheller, I had expected to see a lot of flat prairies. My assumptions were not wrong, but when I got closer to Drumheller, the landscape started changing. Driving into Drumheller and into the Badlands is such a surreal experience filled with formations that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the world. Don’t want to do the drive yourself? There are options available as well.

Named the Dinosaur Capital of the World by its tourism board, Drumheller, Alberta has fully embraced all things from the Mesozoic Era. Today Alberta has becoming a hotbed for paleontology from the University of Alberta!). Further south, there is also Dinosaur Provincial Park which shouldn’t be confused with Drumheller.

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