Explore the badlands

Our location gives guests the best of both worlds when visiting the badlands. A quiet, peaceful camping experience away from the lights and sounds of town, immediate access to some of the best hiking/exploring in the entire region, all within several minutes’ drive from everything that is offered in both the Drumheller and Rosebud valleys. Here’s a few of our top recommendations for activities in the area, some for a fee some for free!

  • Save lots of time just for exploring the canyon. It is absolutely beautiful here with tons of hiking trails (biking to come), lookout points, photo ops, and some spectacular sunrises/sets.
  •  In the evening once the day trippers have moved on, enjoy seclusion, peace and quiet under the stars. Horseshoe Canyon is a hidden gem of a spot for stargazing and if you’re lucky enough to stay on the right night we get some dazzling displays of northern lights.  
  • Royal Tyrell Museum (https://tyrrellmuseum.com) goes without saying, a world-class experience that is ever evolving. If you haven’t been ina year or two, it’s time!
  • Mountain View Helicopter Tours (https://www.mvheli.com/heli-tours) without a doubt the best way to take in the badlands, located right here at Horseshoe Canyon. We’ve taken these tours before and they are spectacular!
  • Rosebud Theatre (https://www.rosebudtheatre.com) offers an amazing evening out for couples or families. Great food, hospitalityand entertainment only a 10 minute drive from us.
  • Red Deer River Adventures ( http://reddeerriveradventures.com) a variety of informative guided kayak tours of the beautiful Red Deer River. Kayak and e-bike rentals also available if you’d rather explore the valley on your own. As avid kayakers ourselves, we definitely suggest hittin’ the river for soaking in some of the best natural settings and wildlife Drum has to offer.
  • Atlas Coal Mine (https://atlascoalmine.ab.ca) we have a rich coal mining history here in the Drumheller area, and the Atlas has been preserved to provide one of the best visitor experiences in the valley. Fascinating tours full of unforgettable stories.
This is just the start! We are a new campground with big plans onhow we can offer more towards your badlands camping experience in the monthsand years to come.

Kneehill County is also dedicated to creating more visitorexperiences and recreational opportunities since their acquisition of HorseshoeCanyon, all with the goal of sustainability and long term ecologicalpreservation. Check out https://www.kneehillcounty.com/2272/Horseshoe-Canyon for more info.

Thanks for checking us out and hope to see you soon!


royal tyrrell museum

The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a Canadian tourist attraction and a centre of palaeontological research known for its collection of more than 130,000 fossils.

rosebud theatre

Quaint performing arts venue showcasing professional live theatre, including popular musicals.

world's largest dinosaur

Located in the heart of Drumheller is the 25m tall Tyrannosaurus rex. Climb up to the viewing deck for the best view in the valley.

Attractions map