Alberta badlands

Alberta Badlands is a region in the south-east of Alberta, Canada. Flat wheat fields and ranchlands are common things that come to mind to describe it, but it is also an area rich with aboriginal history, interesting badland and hoodoo formations and a paleontology hotbed.



This region is where you find the Alberta badlands, a kind of weird and wonderful eroded landscape. Badlands are also found to the south in North Dakota and South Dakota in the United States. The best single destination for viewing the Alberta badlands is the world heritage listed Dinosaur Provincial Park near Brooks.

There are a number of good fossil beds and exhibits in this region. Top among them are the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, and Dinosaur Provincial Park near Brooks. They are 177 km apart, and each demands a day or two of attention, so allow at least three days to see them all. Both feature interpretive tours, that are also easy to moderate hikes, during the summer months.

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