In the Heart of the Canadian Badlands in Southern Alberta, the Drumheller Valley offers visitors a unique combination of spectacular scenery and interesting things to do. Within easy driving distance of Banff, Calgary or Red Deer, a few hours on good all-weather highways will take you into another world – the world of startling contrasts between the deep past and the exciting present.
Rolling fields suddenly give way to steep, dry coulees ridged with the strata of hundreds of years of erosion by time, wind and water. Through it all, the tranquil Red Deer River gently makes its way through parkland and myriad of recreational opportunities.
Drumheller has been the filming location for more than 50 commercials, television and cinematic productions. Located at the Red Deer River on Highway 9 is the World’s Largest Dinosaur, a 26.2 metres high (86 feet) fiberglass Tyrannosaurus Rex. Drumheller is also home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, a museum that hosts Canada’s largest collection of dinosaur fossils.
Ararat 2002 – Dinosaur Park 1998 – Don’t Forget Your Passport 2001
Lonesome Dove (The Outlaw Years) 1992 – Marshall, The (Bounty Hunter) 1995 – Silver Streak 1976
Superman 1978 – Texas Rangers 2000 – Unforgiven 1992
The Bleriot Ferry, which is an integral part of the Dinosaur Trail on Alberta Highway 838 has been operating now for 100 years, having been started by Andre Bleriot sometime in 1912.
The Bleriot Ferry continues to be an important link for area residents, and today, an even more important tourist attraction. The current ferry was commissioned in June of 1997, and was designed by Navel Architects Brandlymr Marine. The current ferry is 27.6 meters in length and is 10.36 meters wide. The ferry weights 115 tonnes (230,000 lbs) and can accommodate 99 passengers and one crew member. It has a load capacity of 62.5 tonnes (137,
800 lbs) and can take a single vehicle up to 25 meters in length. It now takes just one minute and 22 seconds to cross at high speed. In an average year, the ferry accommodates 83,500 passengers and 28,500 vehicles.
The Ferry is one of just 7 operating ferries in Alberta. Starland County is proud to acknowledge the innovation of Andre Bleriot, and the hard work of local residents since who kept this important historical link alive and well.
We are pleased to announce our newest addition to the GFB – Granville Island Brewing to our team! Enjoy these refreshing beer choices in our beer garden after your ride:
Hey Day Hefeweizen- A wheat beer, perfect for a hot day, hints of citrus, lemon, and banana off the palate
Seasonal Raspberry Ale- Super popular right now, refreshing, not to sweet- Sold Out at Beer Fest Calgary!Pale Ale- Our classic Pale Ale, cool, refreshing, full of flavour!
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Any plans to segregate the medio fondo distances? If I'm competing against riders finishing 140km in 2:30, I'm giving up :D
Great job Jo, with the Fritz knees this is amazing! Joanne Fritz-Grant