More bunnies than dinosaurs
Trip Start Sep 06, 2012
104Trip End Mar 06, 2013
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It's our second day in Drumheller and it was a little cool in the morning, 12C with a light wind but by noon it was up to 19C. We started the day driving the scenic loop road that includes the North Dinosaur Trail and the South Dinosaur Trail. The roads follow both sides of the Red Deer River and are connected by a cable operated ferry at Bleriot. The roads are very scenic with incredible views of the badlands, from mountain tops to the valley floor. This drive also took us to Horse Thief Canyon where folklore has it that horses entering the canyon with one brand turned up on the other side with a different brand, hence the Horse Thief Canyon name.
Then we visited the visitor information centre in Drumheller. Outside this centre is the world’s largest dinosaur, a man made 29 m tall sculpture of T Rex and you can climb inside it to its mouth, which we did
After lunch we decided it was time to head to the Royal Tyrell Museum. Today was family day in Alberta so it was free admission, which was very nice. The museum has Canada’s largest collection of dinosaur fossils and although the fossils are predominantly from this area there was a fossilized tree stump and lizard from NS.
Then back to our campsite and a walk around the campground. We spoke to one of the workers and he stated that there are around 1000 rabbits over the property. We believed him when we were eating supper and the rabbits were crowded around our feet. I think they are attracted to us because the campground closes tomorrow and there are not many campers here.