Wild Rose Country

Badlands, Dinosaurs & The Rockies

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Home to a large portion of the mighty Rocky Mountains and surrounded by breathtaking national parks, the largest of the three prairie provinces beckons.  From the towering skyscrapers of Calgary’s cityscape to the multi-hued canyons and wind-sculpted hoodoos of the Canadian Badlands, Alberta is a must-see destination.

Experience spectacular 360 ° views of the bustling city of Calgary from 625 feet up in the air, roam where the dinosaurs did 75 million years ago in Drumheller and experience life as it was during the Western Canada settlement. Come explore the diversity of Wild Rose Country.

 

TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1 – REVELSTOKE, BC

Enjoy the relaxed pace as we make the short trip to Revelstoke.  Arrive at the Regent Hotel located in the heart of downtown. Explore and relish in the town’s wonderful history and culture.

DAY 2 – CALGARY, AB

Take in the amazing scenery of three beautiful national parks as we wind our way through some of the world’s most breathtaking mountain destinations.  Arriving in Calgary, we invite you to see the city from the top. Enjoy the panoramic views from Calgary Tower before returning to the Grey Eagle Resort & Casino.

EXPERIENCES & HIGHLIGHTS

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the study of ancient life. It houses the world’s largest selection of dinosaurs with hundreds of thousands of fossils and a magnitude of reconstructed displays.

Heritage Park provides an immersive experience that connects people with the settlement of Western Canada. The living Historical Village depicts life from the 1860s through the 1930s

DAY 3 – CALGARY

An optional day of exploration is in store.  Travel to the Dinosaur Capital of the World on a tour to Drumheller.  Stand on the edge of the canyon and survey the beauty and mystery of the badlands.  View the fascinating sandstone sculptures that took Mother Nature millions of years to create.

Explore Royal Tyrrell Museum’s impressive collection.  With more than 800 fossils on permanent display, the museum celebrates 3.5 billion years of life on Earth. Return to the Grey Eagle Resort where the remainder of the evening is spent at your leisure.

SPOTLIGHT

The u-shaped Horseshoe Canyon reveals the layers of time down to the Cretaceous period some 70-Million years ago.

Hoodoos are formed through a repetitive process of freezing, melting, erosion and wind. Drumheller’s hoodoos are said to be 70 to 75 million years old.

DAY 4 – RADIUM HOT SPRINGS, BC

Travel through the iconic Sinclair Canyon to Radium Hot Springs.  Tucked beautifully between the Rockies and Purcell Mountains, the village of Radium Hot Springs offers the largest Aquacourt in Canada. Relax in the healing mineral pools while taking in the spectacular views. Enjoy the night at the Prestige Resort.

DID YOU KNOW?

The first visit to Radium Hot Springs was made by Sir George Simpson of the Hudson Bay Company in 1841. He bathed in a one-person sized pool dug out of the gravel.

DAY 5 – KAMLOOPS, BC

Depart towards home with your final night at the Hampton Inn in Kamloops.

DAY 6 – RETURN HOME