Drumheller tourism gets an unexpected boost from a popular source this month. The website Expedia.ca lists the Atlas Coal Mine among its places to see this summer.
Their Travel Sensations series includes the national historic site and museum just past East Coulee as one of its places to see from below ground.
"We surveyed 1,200 Canadians online about their favourite ways to experience a new place," explained report author Carolyn Albee. "We came up with each specific destination based on our own research."
The other two sites recommended for below grounds views are the scuba diving town of Tobermory, Ontario and Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park.
"We focus on experiencing Canadian destinations through the five senses; for this article we wanted to come up with unique ways that travelers can use their sense of sight to gain a new perspective on a place," Albee elaborated.
"We loved that the Atlas Coal Mine is both historical and adventurous ," she added. "You can learn some new things about Canada's past and come away with your own story to tell. It's an interesting part of Canada's history and gives new meaning to sight seeing on holiday." To view the Expedia.ca article, follow this link.