Wild Rose Country is a spectacular province with a whole lot to be proud of. From the Rocky Mountains to our bustling cities, there is no shortage of things to see and do here – but the scenery is just the tip of the iceberg!

It’s also pretty well known for extra-large landmarks, quirky firsts, and for breaking a world record or two!

In fact the town of Drumheller recently competed for the “Largest Gathering of People Dressed as Dinosaurs.”

We can’t think of any title more fitting for the dino capital of Canada, but while the results are still up in the air, we thought this might be a good time to take a walk down memory lane.

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Here are just a few other records that Alberta residents have broken:

Largest gathering of people dressed as Batman

Are you a fan of vigilante justice? In September 2014, 542 people from Nexen Energy dressed up as Batman and sealed the deal with Guinness World Records. Impressive!

Where: Calgary

Longest marathon playing ice hockey

Could you wear a pair of skates for 261 hours? In 2022 the Hockey Marathon for the Kids broke the record for the longest marathon playing ice hockey in Chestermere, Alberta. We can’t even imagine how their feet must have felt after 12 days on the ice.

Where: Chestermere

Largest parade of snowmobiles

Photo via Whitecourt Trailblazers Snowmobile Club / Facebook

In 2015, the Whitecourt Trailblazers of Alberta held the longest parade of snowmobiles with 1,047 vehicles. Would you have wanted to be in attendance?

Where: Whitecourt

Most people washing their faces online simultaneously

The most hygienic on our list! As a way to raise awareness for a charity that provides soap to at-risk communities, Canada World Records and the Lambda Epsilon Alumni Association (LEAA) broke the record for “Most people washing their faces online simultaneously.”

124 people participated.

Where: Edmonton

Most heads shaved simultaneously

On March 12th, 2016, 329 people simultaneously shaved their heads to raise awareness about workplace carcinogens.

The Canadian Cancer Society and the Calgary Fire Department not only got the word out, they raised $140,000 for cancer research and broke a world record.

Where: Calgary

And there you have it! Just a few records Alberta has broken in the past.

Which one is most interesting to you? Let us know and stay tuned for Drumheller’s results!