See & Do

Food and Drink

If you like good food, great coffee or amazing craft beer – you’re in the right place. Drumheller has a wonderful variety of restaurants, cafes, and just recently our first microbrewery, most of which are within walking distance from our park.

  • Valley Brewing for some amazing award winning craft beer and one of the best patios in town
  • Athens Greek Restaurant great atmosphere and even better authentic Greek grub (2 blocks from us)
  • Vintage Kitchen and Taphouse is another local favorite that never fails to provide a great meal
  • Black Mountain Roasters for coffee lovers
  • Bernie and the Boys Bistro for legendary burgers and shakes
  • Last Chance Saloon great hospitality, food, drink, and live music (family friendly)
  • Damoa Sushi  always satisfies that insatiable sushi craving, only 2 blocks away
  • Sublime Food and Wine for fine dining with fresh local ingredients
  • Pizza 249 - The list wouldn’t be complete without our (locally dubbed) best pizza ever

Shopping

From arts and crafts to clothing and souvenirs, Drumheller has plenty of options for those looking to pick up something unique on their visit to the Dinosaur Valley.

  • SJ Fashions – women’s clothing
  • Shredz Snow and Skate
  • Jungling Works for unique home décor,gifts, kitchenware
  • Badlands Gallery prints, paintings, andphotography from local artists
  • Caracol Clay Studio has incrediblepottery – 15 min drive in East Coulee

Activities

Although it is already a popular spot, many visitors to our town don’t realize just how much there is to do here. A lot of it is free (bonus!), however we highly recommend saving time and money for some of these unreal paid activities.

  • Royal Tyrell Museum goes without saying, a truly world-class experience that is constantly changing and being added onto. If you haven’t been in a year or two, you’re due!
  • Mountain View Helicopter Tours the most breathtaking way to take in the badlands. Located at the beautiful Horseshoe Canyon, we’ve taken these tours before and they are spectacular! Mix in a pre-flight hike in the canyon and post-flight ice cream from the onsite shop.
  • Red Deer River Adventures a variety of informative guided kayak tours of our beautiful Red Deer River. Kayak and e-bike rentals also available if you’d rather explore the valley on your own. As avid kayakers ourselves, we definitely suggest hittin’ the river for soaking in some of the best natural settings and wildlife Drum has to offer.
  • Atlas Coal Mine we have a rich coal mining history here in Drumheller, and the Atlas has been preserved to provide one of the best visitor experiences in the valley. Fascinating tours full of unforgettable stories. Our Dinosaur RV team goes every year!
  • Rosebud Theatre Alberta’s premiere destination for live theatre and spectacular food.

Free Stuff

Travelling on a budget? Drum might just be the perfect place. So many free things to do here that you can have a blast regardless of how much cash is in your back pocket.

  • Post up and relax with the family at the Rotary Spray Park and fountain (short walk, right beside the World’s Largest Dinosaur)…great for kids, food trucks on site.
  • Hiking and biking trails are endless around here. If you’re up for a little drive, Horseshoe Canyon has some of the best hiking and photo ops in the area. A must see on your visit.
  • If you fancy a little known, beautiful bike ride along the river and through the badlands (that you can start right from the campground)….cross North Dinosaur Trail (hwy that the main entrance is on) and head west towards the Royal Tyrell Museum. There is a paved trail that starts right across from us and goes all the way out to the museum itself. Make sure you take the left turn in the path at the “Marshall Estates” sign so you don’t miss the best part!
  • Check out some live music at the downtown plaza Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings. Also a great farmer’s market downtown on Saturday’s in the summer.
  • Other great stops that don’t cost a thing include the Starmine Suspension Bridge, the Hoodoos (paid parking), and the scenic Dinosaur Trail Loop drive (Horsethief Canyon, across the Bleriot Ferry, and Orkney viewpoint) to name a few.

Events & Festivals

The Drumheller Valley truly hosts some of the coolest events/festivals around. We can’t say enough about how great they all are, so check them out for yourself. In most cases there is a shuttle service from the campground right to the venue!

  • East Coulee SpringFest kicks off the season with our first and longest running music festival.
  • Badlands Amphitheatre is an amazing venue which hosts the famous Badlands Passion Play as well as the Canadian Icons Concert Series throughout the summer.
  • Waynestock is our personal favorite annual event in the valley. Great way to spend the September long weekend!
  • Motorcycle Madness is our local bike rally in early July. Come down, meet some friends, and go for a rip!
  • Visit Drumheller Online for a live listing of upcoming events with dates.