After we left the Museum, we took the long way along the North Dinosaur Trail (Hwy 838) to get to Drumheller. We just needed to see one more Canyon and, of course, the Bleriot Cable Ferry that crossed the Red Deer River.
Today 90% of the traffic is tourists but many of the locals still use the ferry to cross the river.
We arrived at Drumheller on a Monday evening. “A Ghost Town in the making". Our motel was downtown and we assumed that it would be easy to find a place for supper within walking distance. You know that assumptions never work?
Right – there were no restaurants around that were open on Mondays! Really! Yup – we did walk to a place and were amazed to find more empty store fronts than there were businesses. Maybe we missed something!
We stopped by the Atlas Mine Site and were going to explore the hoodoos but the rain came belting down so we just stopped briefly to look at them.