Out-of-province friends or family coming for a visit and you want to show off Alberta? My Toronto-based world-traveling cousin is (ahem – finally) visiting her Alberta relatives, and we have one week to tour the province. It’s going to be a whirlwind with highlights in Edmonton, Jasper, Banff, and Calgary to show off the best of what Alberta has to offer! Here’s my itinerary for 1 week in Alberta.
Updated May 10, 2023
By Kathryn Wright
What does every 4 year old know way more about than most adults? Dinosaurs, of course!
I found myself alone with 4 kids aged 1, 4, 7, and 11 for two full days last week and wanted to find an activity that was age appropriate and interesting for all of them. I decided that a day trip to Drumheller and the Royal Tyrrell Museum would be a great way to spend one of our days together.
There are 2 times in your life (unless you’re a paleontologist) that you’ll know everything about dinosaurs: when you’re a kid and when you have a kid. There’s no in-between. When you have a dino-loving kid they know literally everything anyone could possibly know about anything. Kids. Love. Dinosaurs. It’s a great thing that we live in Alberta, because Alberta has a lot of dinosaurs! That’s why we’ve come up with 3 factoids about Albertan dinosaurs you can stash in your back pocket next time your little scientist thinks they know everything there is to know about the giant lizards.
I hadn’t been to Drumheller since I was a kid and all I recall from that trip was spraining my ankle in a gopher hole and going to a really big museum. Needless to say, Drumheller wasn’t really on my radar. It wasn’t until Ford Canada gave us a sweet truck to drive around for the weekend and I started researching fun places within Alberta for a weekend trip that I rediscovered this amazing family destination.