When we think of Drumheller, we automatically think of dinosaurs. And given that it is a self-proclaimed dinosaur capital, they do have tons for dino lovers, But there is so much more to see in Drumheller this fall! .
The place is loaded with experiences for every mood and every season. So, we put together this list of 9 absolutely fab fall experiences you can enjoy in this badland and hoodoo-clad beauty.
From an unforgettable stay to a romantic night under the stars to quality craft beers to kid-friendly activities, here’s everything you need for the perfect weekend getaway.
Stay at the 100-year-old bed and breakfast
When you’re visiting a town as rich in history as Drumheller, it is only logical to find a stay that is part of this history. And the Tyrannosaurus Rest B&B is that place. The 100-year-old house is as comfortable and loaded with modern amenities as it is charming. Plus, it’s a walkable distance from downtown (we heard they have some of the best pies in town too).
Spend a night cozying up under the stars
There are few things as serene as star gazing. And vast Horseshoe and Horsethief canyons offer insane sky views. Grab your blankets, put on your bug sprays and you’re ready for a dreamy night. Whether you’re looking for a cool family activity or an incredible date night, this is the place to be. Don’t forget to use #nightskydrumheller & #stargazedrumheller for your night sky photos!
Embark on a kayaking adventure
Summer might be over, but we still have a few good weeks before we have to give up water adventures. So, get kayaking and experience the gorgeous badlands from the Red Deer River. And Red Deer River Adventures has you covered with their guided tours and rentals.
Go ghost-hunting at the Johnston Haunted House
If you think this is an attraction for the kids, you’re much mistaken. The tours of this seriously spooky house are for ages 14+ only. And whether you believe in ghosts or not, investigating the manor like a pro paranormal investigator is a thrilling experience.
Indulge in the local retail experience
The town has some really amazing local stores like Pearl & Hart, Collective House, Jungling Works and many more. These are open year-round and have great collections. But every Saturday of September, you can also check out the Drumheller Farmers’ Market for the freshest of everything.
Up your ‘Gram game at The Sunny Spot
The Sunny Spot’s 5 acre corn maze makes for a fun outdoor adventure the whole family can enjoy! Come check it out and see if you can find all four checkpoints scattered throughout the maze. It is a ROAR-ing good time! Spooky Corn Maze Event- Saturday September 24, 2022 8:00PM-11:00PM – Come and enjoy a spooky night in the corn maze! Can you make it out of the field of screams!? It will be a night to make your skin crawl.
Enjoy a local brew (or 10)
Whatever be your preference of a brew— beer or coffee— Drumheller has you covered with two amazing local options. The place is home to Valley Brewing Company which serves up lip-smacking craft beers. And for your morning or any time-of-the-day cuppa joe, the Black Mountain Roasters is the place to be.
Grab your friends and Glam up for Rocky Horror Picture Show!
Come check out Drumheller’s Napier Theatre this fall hosting it first Rocky Horror Picture on October 29! This is a night you don’t want to miss.
An unforgettable outdoor adventure for everyone!
If you’re in Drumheller with the kids, you definitely have to visit Barney’s Adventure Park. The place has everything to make their day loads of fun and straight-up unforgettable. Starting Sept 9, 23 & 30th join Barneys for late night fun, bring your friends and flashlight to check out the dinos and corn maze from 3- 8 p.m. Check out Barneys website more fall adventures from a fall festival event to after dark scare!
That was our list! Before you hit the road though, check out the Travel Drumheller website below. You’ll find tons more to do and enjoy.