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Message From Town Council


Quick Facts


Emergency Services




Community Lifestyle


Arts & Culture



Publisher TNC Publishing Group

The rich, rolling farmlands suddenly break away to reveal an astonishing, twisting, turning canyon, walled with multi-colored layers of sandstone, mudstone and coal alternating with shale sequences. The rock layers date back to the Late Cretaceous Period, just before the demise of the dinosaurs. Drumheller is located in the Heart of the Canadian Badlands. We are one the few areas in the world where the sedimentary layers from earlier time periods have been scraped off by natural processes, exposing a rich cache of fossils and even complete dinosaur skeletons.

Cover Photo Anne Allen

Marketing Director Mike Yakiwchuk

Drumheller is a favorite destination for over 500,000 visitors each year. We have over 50 attractions located within a 100 square kilometre area.

Graphic Designer Anne Allen

Today, the economy of Drumheller is fuelled by its booming tourism sector, vast agricultural industry, and large

D IN O S A U R S • D IS C O V E R Y • O P P O R T U N IT Y

Dinosaur Capital of the World

The Town of Drumheller 703 - 2nd Avenue West Drumheller, Alberta T0J 0Y3 Phone: 403-823-6300 Fax: 403-823-7739

email: Project Co-Ordinator Ray Telford

Accounting Frances Vogel

Administration Pat Sander Jophine Mance

oil and gas interests, and by the spirit, energy, and ingenuity of our 8,000 citizens.

Drumheller offers the visitor and those contemplating taking up residence in the town a quality of life that has many larger city amenities but the pace and charm of a small town. The Town has an exciting history that goes back to the day when thousands of men worked underground in the coal mines, providing coal for a growing western Canada. Residential lots are reasonably priced for those wishing to build their home. For entrepreneurs, commercial and industrial lots are also available at reasonable prices. For those wishing to retire, no better area exists to be able to walk in comfort and safety. Come visit for a day, and you could stay for a lifetime.

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Drumheller is a scenic and attractive community to call home. Drumheller has many amenities, well —planned subdivisions, green spaces and facilities. We are the hub for medical, recreational and retail shopping for the region. The Town of Drumheller strives at building and maintaining a lifestyle that our residents appreciate. Town Council and Administration take great pride in delivering the highest level of service to residents. We are committed to maintaining Drumheller’s safe and friendly neighborhoods as well as making Drumheller a hub for the region. We are currently building the Badlands Community Facility. This facility will start with a field house, running track, fitness centre, meeting facilities and a new public library, followed by an arena and curling rink as funding becomes available. The first phase of this facility will be completed in 2011.


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Our residents enjoy all of the services of a large centre in a small friendly community. We have a good selection of grocery stores, retail stores, banking institutions, several hotels, motels and many restaurants. Families will enjoy our park areas, playgrounds, churches and our handi-bus service. Our residents are proud to show off our tourist attractions when friends and family come to visit. The Town of Drumheller has seen steady growth in population, also commercial, residential and industrial growth in the past decade. Building permits totaled close to $150,000,000.00 since 2000. On behalf of our Town Council and Administration we welcome you to Drumheller.



Fire Protection Administration: 403-823-1300

Drumheller is served by a 50 member volunteer fire department. It includes 10 apparatus: 3 pumpers, 3 tankers, 1-105’ aerial snorkel, rescue truck, 1 personnel carrier and a rescue boat. The Drumheller Fire Department operates out of three district halls: Rosedale, East Coulee and Drumheller. Police Services (RCMP) Administration: 403-823-7590 75 Riverside Drive E Drumheller is served by a local detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The Town Detachment has 9 members: 1 staff sergeant, 1 corporal and 7 constables. The Rural Detachment has 4 members: 1 corporal and 3 constables. Drumheller Pool


Leisure Services

403-823-1324 703 - 2nd Ave. W 403-823-1330

117 - 7 Ave. SE



224 Centre St.

Ambulance service is provided through the hospital. Helicopter ambulance service out of Calgary (*STARS*) is utilized for critical transfers as required. Drumheller Health Centre Hospital Administration: 403-823-6500 351 - 9 Street NW. Valley Veterinary Clinic 114 South Railway Ave E 403-823-3048 Town of Drumheller 703 - 2nd Avenue West Drumheller, Alberta, T0J 0Y3 P: 403-823-6300; F: 403-823-7739

20 - 1 Ave. W

Public Works Visitor Information Centre

Ambulance Services Administration: 403-823-1326 703-2nd Ave West.

403-823-8100 601- 1st Ave West

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* In 1999 The Town and Drumheller and the MD of Badlands Amalgamated. The Town of Drumheller now comprises of East Coulee, Rosedale, and Nacmine.


Professional, skilled and unskilled labour is available with in the town through MH Enterprises. They work with Service Canada and Alberta Employment and Immigration to provide residents and businesses with employment solutions.


Indoor pool, outdoor pool, fitness centers, tennis courts, ball diamonds, golf course, curling rink, outdoor skating rinks, bowling alley, arena, parks and trails, soccer fields, football fields, ski-hill, laser tag, and skateboarding. A new Facility which will include a field house and running track will be completed in 2011.



Drumheller’s municipal airport is located 5 km northwest of the town. The lighted and asphalt runway is 3,500 feet long, 75 feet wide and runs north/south. There are tiedowns available at no charge and fuel is also available when pre-arranged. The terminal provides a waiting area, washroom and phone. Radio communications are hosted on Unicom frequency 1228. There is no airport landing fees. A courtesy car is available upon request Calgary International Airport 130 Km SW Edmonton International Airport 240 Km NW




New subdivisions are being developed offering singlefamily dwellings from starter homes to upper-end accommodation. Drumheller has affordable housing, subsidized housing, assisted living and housing for seniors.


Immediate trading area population of 11,000. The expanded area including Wheatland County, Kneehill County Special Areas and various towns and municipalities, serving a population of over 40,000.


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Public Greentree School [K-6], Drumheller Composite High School [7-12]. ** Separate St. Anthony's School provides education for Grades K to 12*** ** Drumheller Composite High School is undergoing a major renovation (2010) *** A new school is under construction for St. Anthony’s’ (2010) Post Secondary Drumheller residents have access to post-secondary institutions in Olds, Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton, through the Drumheller and District Learning Centre. Drumheller is also home to Media Arts Xcelerator Campus. Drumheller Outreach School We provide an alternative education, in a safe and caring environment, promoting positive learning attitudes, respect and dignity, in keeping with the needs and life situations of students. Students build their own programs from Alberta Education approved courses and within guidelines, set their own long and short term goals. “MAX Campus is proud be Drumheller’s first post-secondary institute. Our courses, offered in-class or on-line, consist of New Media, Graphic Arts, 2D Classical Animation, 3D Animation, Visual Effects, and Game Development. Our curriculum, taught by industry professionals, prepares students with the knowledge of current software, and creative input into this exciting, highdemand industry. Students are schooled to work in print media, graphic design, web graphics, gaming, special effects, and the film industries, by creating individual portfolios for potential employers. School years begin each September, and courses run 9-11 months in length. MAX Campus is fully licensed and qualifies for all provincial and government student funding programs. Get Animated!” Drumheller and District Further Education The Drumheller and District Further Education Council (DDFEC) has been providing certificate as well as non-credit adult learning opportunities for 30 years. We use quality, certified instructors to assist you in your employment enhancement. We are here to assist you to further your education through Distance Learning Diplomas. We are also qualified to supervise most Distance Learning and on-line exams. DDFEC also offers a variety of general interest courses in the Arts and Community

Issues. These non- credit classes are stimulating and fun and vary with the current interest trends. DDFEC is a part of your Drumheller Adult Learning Center, along with the Family and Adult Literacy Program. The Center is here to assist you in all your English and Computer Literacy needs and has many low cost and subsidized programs. DDFEC is one of over 80 Community Adult Learning Councils in Alberta who receive funding from Alberta Learning, Community Programs Branch. Visit or for more info.


Mean Summer Temperature


Mean Winter Temperature


Average Precipitation

32.5 cm / 12.8 in.


Waste Water Treatment The facilities are adequate to serve a population of 15,000. The upgrading of the waste water treatment facility will be completed in the fall of 2010.


Waste Management The Drumheller landfill site has a life expectancy of 50 years. Drumheller serves as the base for the Drumheller and District Solid Waste Management Association that services 20 municipalities and a population of 27,000.


Electric Power and Natural Gas Readily available from utility companies.


Cellular and Regular phone service Available from private telecommunications companies. High-Speed internet and data services are available


Water Supply The quality of water in the Drumheller Valley is excellent. The water treatment system has the capacity to serve 15,000 residents. The town also supplies other municipalities in the area with water.


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The Badlands Community Facility


The Town of Drumheller is constructing the Badlands Community Facility. The construction will start with a field house, running track, fitness centre, meeting facilities and a new public library followed by an arena and curling rink as funding becomes available. The new Badlands Community Facility is scheduled to open in 2011. This facility will offer excellent recreation facilities as well as meeting and banquet facilities for up to 500 people. Recreation Today, the local recreational facilities include the 2,500seat Drumheller Memorial Arena, Drumheller Aquaplex, Drumheller Curling Rink, Drumheller Valley Ski Hill, 4 outdoor skating rinks, 14 ball diamonds, tennis courts, a pathway system along the Red Deer River, an 18-hole golf course, 2 fitness centres, and a bowling lane. Sandstone Bowling Lanes features 8 lanes of 5 pin bowling, a pool table, video games indoor BBQ, glow bowling and a recreational lounge.


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Resort areas and parks include the Newcastle Beach Recreation Area, Midland Provincial Park, Community Parks (Nacmine, Rosedale, Wayne, Midland), and Riverview Park. In addition, there are numerous smaller parks throughout the Town (totaling over 150 acres) with the showpiece being the water fountain and spray park at Centennial Park. Nearby provincial parks include Dry Island Buffalo Provincial Park and Little Fish Lake Provincial Park. Campgrounds include River Grove Campground, Dinosaur Trailer Park, Dinosaur Trail R.V. Resort, Bleriot Ferry Campground, Kokopelli Kampground and R.V. Park and 9 Community Campgrounds. Community Organizations A full range of federal, provincial and municipal services are available in Drumheller. There are also more than 40 non-governmental associations, service clubs and support groups, and more than 30 sports, recreation and social clubs. A complete directory of Community Services is available from the Town of Drumheller Community Services Department.

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Drumheller Public Library The Library, created in 1922, reaches around the world with free Interlibrary Loans, through membership in the Marigold Library System and The Alberta Library. Members’ cards are accepted at 285 libraries in Alberta. We have +35,000 items in-house: books, DVDs, CDs, MP3s, videos, magazines, newspapers, microfilms of area newspapers from 1914, maps, puzzles, and local information. Programs for all ages occur year-round. We have public-use computers, wireless access, a Merlin Reader for low vision users, and a special computer station for physically & learning-challenged users. The computerized Polaris TRAC catalogue accesses about 158 libraries in our consortium. Art Drumheller has a thriving art community. Throughout the Valley you will find many artisans. In the downtown care you will find a number of art galleries that feature local art. Music Festival Drumheller has held a music festival for over 80 years. This festival features many local youth in various categories such as theatre, piano, violin, choir and various other instruments. Passion Play Created in 1994, The Canadian Badlands Passion Play has gained national and international prom¬inence as one of North America’s top ‘must see’ cultural and tourism events. This event provides its audiences with a dramatic retelling of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The 200+ performer play is presented in a 30-acre natural badlands canyon bowl whose stark and dramatic geographical surroundings and acoustics mirror those of ancient Israel. The Canadian Badlands Passion Play runs annually for six days in July.

East Coulee Spring Fest Since 1994 our residents have celebrated the coming of spring with 12 hours of music and family-oriented daytime activities. This music festival features all types of music from folk, rock, roots, country, and blue grass to blues. The event happens every April with proceeds going towards the East Coulee Big School Museum Rosebud Theatre Rosebud Theatre is truly an incredible experience. Located in Rosebud (25 minutes from Drumheller) the theatre arts school puts on 5 shows per year. Previous shows have included “Man of LaMancha, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Christmas in Wales and many others. The Rosebud experience includes dinner in the quaint and beautiful hamlet of Rosebud. Kaleidoscope Theatre Established in 1981, the Kaleidoscope Theatre is Drumheller and area’s oldest theatre company. The Theatre has performed many plays and musicals which have included; I bring you Flowers, Annie, Cabaret, Footloose, and Grease. Movie Theatre The Napier Theatre features the latest movies. Located in Downtown Drumheller at 20- 3 Ave E, Royal Tyrrell Museum The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a world-renowned museum and research facility situated in the rugged Alberta badlands in Midland Provincial Park, six kilometres west of Drumheller. Over 400,000 people a year visit Canada’s only museum devoted exclusively to the study and display of palaeontology.


Now open is the Museum’s newest exhibit, Alberta Unearthed: 25 stories of discovery. This special 25th anniversary exhibit showcases 25 of its most significant specimens and recounts rarely told stories of discovery. Drumheller ... something to ROAR about...

One highlight is a stunning Tyrannosaurus rex discovered by two teens while fishing in southwestern Alberta. Nicknamed “Black Beauty” because of its unusual hue, this T. rex is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful, and rare palaeontological specimens in the world. Other gallery highlights include Cretaceous Alberta, where spectacular life-sized Albertosaurus models transport visitors back 69 million years to ancient Alberta, Lords of the Land, a collection of some of the Museum’s most rare, fragile, and scientifically significant carnivorous specimens, and true centrepiece of the Museum, the grand Dinosaur Hall, home to one of the largest collections of dinosaur skeletons in the world. During the summer months, the Museum also offers a variety of creative, fun, and educational summer programs that add an entirely new dimension to your day in the badlands. Visitors of all ages can touch real fossils, dig in a quarry, hike the badlands, or make a fossil cast. Visit for more information.

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