Drumheller – the badlands of Alberta

The arrival of our first house guests inspired a new focus to our explorations in Alberta.   It was time to get to know some of the famous landmarks and tourist attractions. As proud new Albertans we were eager to “tour” our guests around some famous attractions within an easy drive of Calgary.  First stop – Drumheller.…

Who Knew? Hoodoos!

Who knew there were hoodoos in Alberta?  We didn’t!  A hoodo is column of rock that protrudes out of the ground in many arid landscapes.  In fact, these features are created though weathering of stone.  Since soft stone weathers away faster, a hard stone cap at the top of the column protects all the sand and stone…