It's a big year for our Country and Drumheller should expect to see an big uptake in tourism this summer.

"Drumheller's going to get a lot of overflow from the mountain parks that are booked for the summer," stated Alyssa Berry, Travel Drumheller's Executive Director.

"That's a really positive thing for Drumheller moving forward in terms of hotels and campgrounds will be booked with people coming to the valley."

Berry noted that Drumheller will be hosting lots of tour groups and media as they have been getting an increase of interest from National and International Media. An example would be the newest exhibit opening at The Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology.

"The Tyrrell is very much a corner stone on why people come to the valley. Of we can get people here based on the massive amounts of appeal and international cover the Tyrrell is receiving right now and it gets people to the valley to experience other things, that's just a huge bonus all the way around for everybody in Drumheller," Berry outlined.

Currently Travel Drumheller's website focuses on creating a 24 hour itinerary to encourage tourist to stay in the valley for a longer period of time.

"All we can do is sort of bask in the excitement from Canada 150 and hopefully we will be able to take that into the fall of 2018 when people sort of see what we were able to do this year," Berry concluded.

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