The Hoodoos

by Josée
The Hoodoos are sandstone pillars topped by protective capstones. It takes millions of years for these pillars to form and every year wind, rain and snow slowly erode them away. These unique structures are scattered throughout the Alberta Badlands but just 16km east of Drumheller there is a Hoodoo site easily accessible to the public. 

When I visited this site twenty years ago there was only a sign and a gravel parking lot. Now, in an effort to preserve these unique pillars, the area is completely cordoned off with wires and surrounded by a dedicated metal walking path. There are also a shelter and toilets in the parking lot for tourists. If you are driving to Drumheller to visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum take a short drive east to see the Hoodoos too. It is well worth it.

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Jane July 30, 2015 - 2:10 am

Those are really cool! And I love your haircut – apparently it's been awhile since I've been to your blog 🙂 Your trip looks like a very fun adventure!

Alice McCrea July 30, 2015 - 2:59 am

I do remember this place as well. Our trip to Winnipeg was between the dates of June 28 to July 23rd 1996. I am browsing in my photo album and what a change in the Dinosaur Park and the Hoodoos. Thanks for the photos. Wonderful. Alice

Cindy August 5, 2015 - 4:08 am

Looks like so much fun! Your kids must be having a great time, and you look like you're having a wonderful time as well. Looking forward to catching up with your family soon.


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