Edmonton to Calgary via Drumheller

Trip Start Apr 13, 2009
Trip End Jul 14, 2009

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Monday, April 27, 2009

27th April

Edmonton to Calgary via Drumheller 4 degrees occasional light snow

Today we drove along some very straight roads past more farming land, mostly wheat fields (which are currently just stubble). Our main stop was at Drumheller, situated in the Canadian Badlands, which is most famous for past coal mining and dinosaur fossil discoveries. The town has really taken on the dinosaur theme with a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex replica (26.2m) and many other smaller replicas scattered through the town. We stopped at the historic suspension bridge and then drove on to the Hoo Doos. The Hoo Doos are unusual rock formations, caused by erosion, amongst the steep dry coulees which surround the town. Back on the road we passed more wheat fields on the way to Calgary, driving through the occasional snow flurry. Our hotel room looks out onto the Olympic Ski Park, venue of the Winter Olympic in 1988.
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