Drumheller : Midland Provincial Park
Alberta, Canada travel, tourism guide - Canadian Badlands
( attraction, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, sightseeing, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching, kayaking )
Midland Provincial Park is an attraction, day use area and recreation destination located west of the community of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. The park sits next to the Red Deer River and was established in 1979.
The park is home to the Royal Tyrrell Museum (Dinosaur attraction), McMullen Park (day use picnic park) and the Badlands Trail (interpretive walking trail). It is one of the most visited parks in the Drumheller Valley region.
This Drumheller museum and trail are located on the north side of the North Dinosaur Trail (Secondary Road #838) while the day use picnic park is located on the south side.
In addition to the museum, trail and picnic park - the Midland Provincial Park enjoys a cement lookout tower. The tower is located near the entrance of the museum. A spiral walkway leads visitors to a viewing deck where there are binoculars and views of the Drumheller Valley.
The region, up to 1940, was home to the coal industry. The self guided walking trails lead to former mining offices and sites which are now open to the public as park offices and picnic areas.
Some of the activities accessed and enjoyed in the Midland Provincial Park near Drumheller, Alberta include walking, hiking, mountain biking, picnicking, sightseeing, canoeing, fishing, birdwatching and kayaking.
How to Get to the Midland Provincial Park:
Travel to the community of Drumheller, Alberta, Canada. From downtown Drumheller on main street (Centre Street) travel to 1st Avenue East and the Red Deer River Bridge. Cross the bridge and turn west onto North Dinosaur Trail (Secondary Road #838). Continue on the road to the entrance of the Midland Park. Midland Park is 6 kilometres from the community of Drumheller.