Alberta Badlands

Alberta is known for prairies and mountains, but below the prairies are coulees and river valleys. Among the most striking is the Red Deer River Valley, with many areas of badlands and hoodoos. Jennifer and I spent a couple weeks camping at Dinosaur Provincial Park and in the Drumheller area. Although best known for dinosaur fossils, the badlands are incredibly photogenic, with beautiful colours, lines and textures. When the clay surfaces dry after a rain, they shrink and crack into a “popcorn” (that’s what they call it) texture, creating a unique visual impact.