We camped at Pinters campground near Drumheller for a few days during our  Alberta’s Badlands trip. We have visited Drumheller before. There is a dump-station at the shell garage. 

DSC_0864The World’s Largest Dinosaur at the visitor’s center. taken with a Nikon D300 with a wide-angle lens. ©


World’s Largest Dinosaur


“The World’s Largest Dinosaur is actually four and a half times the size of a real Tyrannosaurus rex and anatomically speaking, she is a female dinosaur. Weighing in at a grand total of 145,000 pounds, she’s constructed almost entirely out of steel. She stands 86 feet tall and is 151 feet long.”Travel Drumheller


“The World’s Largest Dinosaur is open year-round and for just $3.00 CDN, visitors can climb the giant T-rex and admire the badlands from inside her gaping jaws.” –  Travel Drumheller


Drumheller’s Cementosaurs… “they were made here by local artist tig seland , who thought that dinosaurs were really cool and neat. as these ancient beasts were being found in his backyard so to speak he thought it’d be really fun to recreate a whole batch of them.”




  1. “Drumheller is a town within the Red Deer River valley in the badlands of east-central Alberta, Canada. It is located 110 kilometres northeast of Calgary.”- Wikipedia


Grain Elevator, Nikon ©

Pinters campground, Hoodoos, Last Chance Saloon and more coming soon.


The Royal Tyrell museum, Drumheller. 2007 visit. Nikon. ©DSCN1413
Little Church
2007 visit.
“Drumheller’s LITTLE CHURCH Seating 10,000 people – 6 at a time. This church was first erected by local contractor Trygve Seland, in co-operation with the Ministerial Association in 1968 and was reconstructed by inmates of the Drumheller Institution in 1991. It was designed as a place of worship and mediation and not just a tourist attraction. Please treat it with respect. Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce.

The Little Church has six one-person pews and a pulpit. At one time, it had stained glass windows and a brass bell in its steeple.” – Travel Drumheller.


Drumheller’s Little Church 2007 visit.
Located on North Dinosaur Trail across from the Golf Course. Seating 10,000 People 6 at a Time.First constructed in 1958 by Local Contractor, Tvgve Seland in cooperation with the Ministerial Association in 1968. It was designed as a place of worship and meditation and not just a tourist attraction. The Little Church is a 7 X 11 foot building and has six one-person pews, a pulpit and a steeple that contains a brass bell. The original structure was rebuilt in 1991 by Drumheller Institution’s Vocational Carpenter Shop, to exact dimensions.”

About Tokeloshe.

Welcome and thank you for visiting. I have been happily married (sic) for 40 years, have one son, a loving daughter in law and three adorable grandsons. We have been in Canada for 20 years and are originally from South-Africa. My first language is Afrikaans. (Ek kan nog Afrikaans praat, lees en skryf.) I love doing mixed media, scrap-booking, blogging and playing on the computer, I am also interested in photography, genealogy, reading, hiking, camping, arts and crafts.
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9 Responses to Drumheller

  1. Colleen says:

    Wouldn’t the grandkids love this place?

    Liked by 2 people

  2. cocoaupnorth says:

    Hilarious are those dinosaur photos:)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. colonialist says:

    That dinosaur is a bit over-the-top! 🙂
    I love the quirky little ones.

    Liked by 1 person

    • lindabrits says:

      I think it would have been better if it was to scale.
      Some of smaller one’s are so cute, you can’t help but smile 😉


  4. perdebytjie says:

    Lekker kleurvol en interessant.Ek hou baie van die dinosourusse!


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