The 2018 tourist season is mostly over in Drumheller. How did it go? It depends on whom one asks.


"We were actually hoping for more, but I think the wild fire situation and the smoke situation (hurt us)," stated Devan Daniels, co-owner of Trekcetera Museum on Highway 9 South. "It was a very bizarre summer, I'll tell you that: last year was very consistent from one day to the next, this year not at all."

"We're continually trying to add to the museum as we can," added Daniels. "We're not going to change our cormula, we're still going to give people individual attention and still do the hands on thing and maybe hold a few special events next year."

Things were busy all summer at Bumper Boat Amusements on North Dinosaur Trail.

"We've had lots of foreign people, lots from Holland and Switzerland," reported Office Manager Janet Fluet. "(There were) lots of Canadians traveling across the province; it worked out really well."

The owners of Fossil World Discovery Centre said it was a decent summer and they're hoping for even better things in 2019.

The Royal Tyrrell Museum, the Atlas Coal Mine and the World's Largest Dinosaur all had good tourist numbers this summer, although actual numbers aren't yet available.

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