We spent a fair amount of time at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta. It is devoted totally to paleontology. It has an extraordinary collection that is extremely informative. A visit to their web site is essential. In addition to the many dinosaur skeletons, the exhibits go back to much earlier life (both plant and animal) and trace the changes and causes as the Earth continued (and continues) to evolve.
Many of the specimens were found in Alberta. The badlands is prime hunting ground for old fossilized bones.
We made our way back to Calgary to fly home, but first a drive near Drumheller to cross the Red Deer River on the ferry that is pulled by a cable and up to get a view of the incredible sculpted mountains.
and the valley below