April Squares: Canadian Badlands

Badlands Interpretive Trail, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

After our 2017 road trip in the Canadian Rockies we headed for a very different area of Alberta – the Badlands. We were blown away by the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller. Here I am feeling on top of the world on its Badlands Interpretive Trail.

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Another place we found fascinating and amazing was Dinosaur Provincial Park. Here it’s John’s turn to take the top spot.

If you have just joined my gallivanting, and fancy some armchair travel, I have four posts about the Canadian Badlands:

Linked to Becky’s #SquareTops challenge.


  1. I’ve never been to the Badlands in Alberta although we have a much (MUCH!) smaller version here in southern Ontario. It’s on my very long list of places to visit someday.


  2. We loved the Badlands, Anabel and we want to take our grandchildren. The museum is excellent. We took a bus/van day trip into an area being excavated (I think that is the word). I bookmarked this post with your other links and I will show it to my daughter (the Mom of the grandchildren.)


  3. I remember comparing our experiences with yours in the Alberta badlands in 2017. Until shortly before our trip we hadn’t heard about that region, either, even though we’d visited Badlands National Park in South Dakota a few months earlier. You’re right that the Drumheller area is a popular place. The first time we tried visiting the museum there, in mid-August, we found people standing five deep in front of the exhibits. I turned our tickets back in and tried again three weeks later, just past the end of the tourist season, when crowds had thinned a lot.


  4. So much of Canada is still largely unknown and reported outside of the country. Finding that with Race Across The World as well- so much world class scenery there I’ve never even heard of let alone visited. Surprisingly so in an information and photo covered world that there’s still empty places left few have encountered.