Drumheller, Alberta 2022
Come and celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles in the unique badlands setting of Drumheller, Alberta. COVID-19 restrictions permitting, we plan to provide many fellowship opportunities for all the brethren to enjoy together.
Drumheller is a small town located 110 kilometers northeast of Calgary, set amid Alberta's enigmatic badlands. It acts as the nexus of the so-called Dinosaur Trail. Hoodoos dominate this badlands landscape, which has been featured in many a movie (mainly Westerns). Drumheller has been the filming location for more than 50 commercials, television, and cinematic productions. 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.
Many 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.
Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy exploring Drumheller’s unique trails. Drumheller’s Pathways include 18 kilometers of pathways running alongside the Red Deer River, around downtown and to the doorstep of the Royal Tyrrell Museum, you can hit all the key sights by bike or on foot. Park your car at the Visitor Information Centre and walk or bike your way through. The Hoodoos Trail - The Drumheller hoodoos are internationally recognized icons of the Alberta badlands. Composed of sand and clay from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation, the solid, strong capstones protect the softer, underlying base creating their unique mushroom-like shape. Horseshoe Canyon consists of a glacier-carved “U” surrounded by golden prairie, the aptly named Horseshoe Canyon is a dramatic introduction to the badlands. The dry, rocky valley walls can be rough on clothing and skin, but after a rare prairie rain the mud on the canyon floor is thick and slick as yogurt.
Location of Services: Badlands Community Facility, 80 Veterans Way, Drumheller, AB
First Service: Sunday, October 9th at 7:30 p.m. The following day’s service will be at 1:00 p.m.