Drumheller is a small town located 110 kilometers northeast of Calgary, set amid Alberta’s enigmatic badlands. It acts as the nexus of what’s called the Dinosaur Trail. Hoodoos dominate this badlands landscape, which has featured in many a movie (mainly Westerns). Drumheller has been the filming location for more than 50 commercials, television and cinematic productions including Running Brave, MythQuest, Unforgiven, ABC’s miniseries Dreamkeeper and TNT’s miniseries Into the West. In downtown Drumheller, stairs wind inside the “World’s Largest Dinosaur,” a giant model t-rex with views from its jaw. To the southeast, the Atlas Coal Mine National Historic Site explores the Drumheller Valley’s coal mining heritage.
Tourists are attracted to Drumheller by the striking landscape of the badlands along the Red Deer River, the Drumheller Dinosaur and Fossil Museum, the Homestead Antique Museum and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. The museum exhibits include more than 200 dinosaur skeletons (the largest display of complete dinosaur skeletons in the world) and the skulls and parts of many other animals. The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is the only one in Canada devoted to the study of prehistoric life. It boasts 375,000 visitors a year, the largest of all provincial museum attractions. It opened on Sept. 25, 1985. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is located in the northwest quadrant of the Town of Drumheller, in Midland Provincial Park.
This will be the first time that we will have held the Feast in Drumheller.