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Red Deer,  Canada - flag Canada -  Alberta
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Where The Dinosaurs Played

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When you are driving from Calgary when you come to Devon you take the side road that says the Royal Tyrrell Museum. If you go there you can learn about dinosaurs.


Dog Eatting Dinosaurs
Dog Eatting Dinosaurs
When the dinosaurs were discovered on the badlands, (early 1900's), the Government go so excited they sent bulldozers in to turn up the soil.

This ruin the first layer of fossils. When they realized this they began to dig in small parcels of land, by hand.

Alberta’s Badlands got their name from early settlers who found the soil too poor to farm. The Badlands are gouged out of the prairie by ancient rivers and ice. The Royal Tyrrell Museum opened in September, 1985.

The dinosaur beds in the Red Deer River Valley near Drumheller in 1884, (these creatures were called "dinosaur" in 1841).

The Albertosaurus, the Tyrannosaurus Rex, the Duck Billed Dinosaur, Beipiaosaurus, some eggs with the baby dinosaurs, (called Oviraptor), in them, a lot of footprints and lithographic plates of fossils.

Favourite spots:
The Inn
The Inn
* We weren't allowed to take pictures so I bought some postcards.

They have found 300 complete skeletons and a lot more bones.

There were also displays of dinosaurs that came from China, America and Africa...etc.

The dinosaurs became extinct about 68,000,000 years ago.

There were so many dinosaurs that lived in Alberta that many of the bones turned to liquid and became oil and the oil gave off gas fumes. That is why Alberta has so many oil and gas fields it is the richest Province in Canada.

The Displays

In the Extreme Theropod Gallery we was the various type of dinosaurs.

In the Ice Age Tunnel we saw how the World tipped because it was getting to warm and how the dinosaurs and other fossils died.

In every virtual display we didn't have to move because a screen surrounded us, (with the various dinosaur and fossils behind glass), that spun around us in each room. We didn't have to move because the display turned.

What's really great:
Corn Maze Near Red Deer
Corn Maze Near Red Deer
We were allowed to go into the Laboratory and see how they prepared the displays. Four million fragments would have to be linked in the correct order without knowing what that order was!

There were so many dinosaurs that lived in Alberta that many of the bones turned to liquid and became oil and the oil gave off gas fumes. That is why Alberta has so many oil and gas fields it is the richest Province in Canada.

The last thing we did was walk a little way onto the Badlands. These look like sand with hills that have some grass.

The First Peoples named it after the river that passes through the city. The population of Red Deer is about 80,000 people. In the valley they found the dinosaurs bones.

Sights:
Bridge Crossing The River
Bridge Crossing The River
If you stay might want to see Heritage Square is made up of heritage buildings that include Red Deer's oldest surviving building, (the Stevenson Hall Block built in 1890).

The Aspelund Laft Hus is a replica of a 17th century Norwegian farm home.

Fort Normandeau is a fort that was built in 1885 and was where the Red Deer settlement began. During the Riel Rebellion, (North West Rebellion), the settlement was made into a fort.

At the District Museum shows the local history from prehistory to the present. The galleries show both Canadian and International art shows.

St. Mary's Church was built in 1968 and is the oldest church in the city.

Accommodations:
Welcoming Sign
Welcoming Sign
If you decide to stay here I hope you will stay at the Red Deer Lodge. It's downtown and it's easy to walk to most of the places you might want to shop or eat at.

Our room had an electric key lock, was air-conditioned, a coffee/tea maker, a phone with voice mail, a TV, a desk that was next to the plug for your computer. There was a hair drier in the bathroom

There is an indoor tropical courtyard that has a swimming pool, work out room and a whirlpool in it.

We ate in the Botanica Restaurant and Executive Lounge. The Sharks Sports Pub has TV that shows sports events.

Nightlife:
Inside The Church
Inside The Church
In the winter you might want to watch a hockey game, go ice skating or 10 pin bowling.

In the summer you can fish, go white water rafting or swimming.

There are movies a few Discos and a lot of bars and pub.

You could go by the river and see animals and birds.

The owls come out at night while the gulls and crows will wake you every morning.

The best time to see the animals, (deer, cougars and if you're lucky a bear), come down to the river in the earily morning and before dusk.

When the geese fly south you know that it will be winter soon and the best is when they fly north because winter is gone and spring is here.

Hangouts:
House In Red Deer
House In Red Deer
We went to see Heritage Square is made up of heritage buildings that include Red Deer's oldest surviving building, (the Stevenson Hall Block built in 1890).

The Aspelund Laft Hus is a replica of a 17th century Norwegian farm home.

Fort Normandeau is a fort that was built in 1885 and was where the Red Deer settlement began. During the Riel Rebellion, (North West Rebellion), the settlement was made into a fort.

At the District Museum shows the local history from prehistory to the present. The galleries show both Canadian and International art shows.

St. Mary's Church was built in 1968 and is the oldest church in the city.

Restaurants:
Norwegian farm home
Norwegian farm home
The Peacock Inn's Dinning Room serves the best food in Red Deer.

Moxie's Deli serves a range of deli sandwiches.

Albert's Family Restaurant makes the best pancakes.

Café Noble & Bakery is the place to go for home cooked meals.

Café Tiffany's serves the best steaks in the city.

Other recommendations:
My Husband Driving To Red Deer
My Husband Driving To Red Deer
We were allowed to go into the Laboratory and see how they prepared the displays. Four million fragments would have to be linked in the correct order without knowing what that order was!

The last thing we did was walk a little way onto the Badlands. These look like sand with hills that have some grass.

The First Peoples named it after the river that passes through the city. The population of Red Deer is about 80,000 people.

In the valley thy found the dinosaurs bones

Published on Wednesday September 27th, 2006


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Thu, Oct 05 2006 - 03:56 PM rating by mistybleu

Ineteresting report, with nice illustrations.

Amanda

Mon, Oct 02 2006 - 03:02 PM rating by eirekay

Your report is just more proof that I need to head north!

Thu, Sep 28 2006 - 04:22 AM rating by tokyomike

Very nice report. It's nice to see Canada on the map again :) I have been to the badlands and Drumheller -- Made a special trip there from Calgary on my trip across Canada. Loved it. Brought out the kid in me that wanted to be an archeologist.

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