The tourist attractions in the Drumheller Valley saw record breaking numbers this past long weekend.
The Atlas Coal Mine held their birthday bash on Sunday, May 21. Curator for the mine, Jay Russell, said that although they don't have exact numbers, they're certain it's a new record for the May Long Weekend, and they weren't the only business in town.
"The weekend was very good. We had a lot of visitors and a lot of satisfied people walking out," stated co-owner of Drumheller's newest attraction, Trekcetera, Devan Daniels.
The World's Largest Dinosaur and Tourist Information Centre also saw an increase from 2016.
"It's 14.9 per cent over last year's long weekend for the Saturday, Sunday and Monday," stated World's Largest Dinosaur manager, Debbie Schinnour.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology's totals were up as well from 14,997 in 2016.
"Friday was 2,043, Saturday was 4,969, Sunday was 5,738 and Monday was 3,905. That's a total of 16,655," stated Carrie Lunde, Head of Marketing and Public Relations at the Tyrrell.
Tourism numbers for the valley and area are expected to continue to be strong during Canada's 150th year.
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