When we were in Alberta in August we took a day trip to
Horseshoe Canyon, near Drumheller, Alberta
Drumheller is located about 2 hours east of Calgary, Alberta on Route 9.
When you drive east across the province the land is mostly flat prairie then all of a sudden one sees this cut in the landscape.
The valley is carved right out of the landscape and looks like a moonscape in some ways.
This is about as close as I could get to the edge of this cliff.
I have a terrible fear of heights and even seeing other visitors near the edge gave me a very uneasy feeling of panic.
Jennifer and Matthew with Ewan and Eli.
Can you see the farm and trees at the top of the cliff on the other side? That's a very deep valley.
I stayed up on the top and watched as my family disappeared over the edge and down the path into the valley. There they are in the above photo.
Jennifer took this photo of Ewan, our brave little mountain climber. No fear there!
After their hike (and I breathed a sigh of relief) we left and drove into Drumheller.
You can see how the flat landscape all of a sudden goes into this valley. The scenery is amazing and so interesting to see the many layers of earth in the hillsides. It was also very hot - about 30 C.
We stopped in the town for lunch then drove to see the
World's Largest Dinosaur.
We climbed up a stairway inside this creature and came to stand in it's mouth to see the view. (I did not get close to the edge!)
Ewan was pretty excited to be in the dinosaur's mouth.
Thankfully there is plexiglass there for protection!
Murray and Eli. I think Eli was wondering what was outside the 'mouth'.
The stairwell had murals painted on the walls.
Do you see the people climbing on the foot?
It was a lot of stairs to go up and then down. While in the mouth I could feel the thing shaking from people on the stairs so I decided it was time for me to move back in and down the stairs! What a scaredy cat I am. lol
Dinosaurs outside the Royal Tyrrell Museum
We hopped in the car and headed out on the road to find The Royal Tyrrelle Museum. When we got there we noticed a very long line of about 100 people waiting in the hot sun to get tickets so we decided to skip this today and go find the famous Hoodoos.
I'll leave that post for another day.
They were amazing!
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