A boost in tourism numbers may come as a surprise as the Drumheller's Worlds Largest Dinosaur reviews their stats from this winter season.

"Our World's Largest Dinosaur numbers increased over the winter months this year by 25 percent." said Debbie Schinnour, Tourism Services Manager of The Worlds Largest Dinosaur.

She also stated, "We're seeing a few more during the middle of the week and on Mondays when they're heading home after a long weekend in the mountains."

"The reason for the increase of tourism in the winter is because travellers consider Drumheller the halfway point. It's a place where families can get out and stretch and let their children run around," says Schinnour.

Not only does Drumheller see tourists from Alberta and surrounding Provinces, but people from all over the globe also come to visit the Heart of Canadian Badlands and the unique landscape it offers.

"We see a lot of people still coming through the valley to visit our lovely museum. This year we've seen people from as far away as India, Mexico, and Africa."

The World's Largest Dinosaur is one of the main attractions Drumheller has to offer and the first stop to many who visit the Valley.

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