Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Alberta - Dinosaurs!

I am on holiday this week, so while I'm out having some fun in the sun I thought I'd share something fun on my blog too! 

Drumheller, Alberta is a town located in the middle of the Canadian Badlands, which is a fascinating and unique landscape.  (I'll be revisiting this area again on my blog.)  It also happens to be the place where they've found huge deposits of fossils - big ass (and little ass) dinosaur bones.

To celebrate these amazing finds, the town has created a special world of its own...

Isn't he cute?

Do you see the cars in the picture?  This guy is HUGE!
(You can walk up inside of him and view the world from his mouth.)

And then there is this mural...
Do you think Bob Barker knows he's immortalized
on a wall in Drumheller, Alberta?  
A lot of small towns in Alberta have fun tourist themes, so you should expect to see more things like this on my blog.  :)

Does your hometown have something fun or wacky to amuse tourists? 

4 comments:

maeclair.net said...

What a cool place! I can't get over the size of the dinoasaur in the middle photo (btw, I've loved dionosaurs since I was a kid). I would definitely like Drumheller!

sue said...

I live in London ont and been to Alberta. Our amusement, as in toronto is the mayor... we used to have a zoo, still have historical homes and lots of trees...

patonlorraine said...

It is fun in Drumheller and that area. When we go, I always hope to stumble over a big dinosaur discovery! :)

patonlorraine said...

LOL - you are right, your mayor is a little entertaining. ;) I went to University in Ontario and loved it - especially the trees and shrubs that we can't grow in Alberta. It is so beautiful.