Eye Candy: Alberta Badlands
Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:46 PM –
Alberta’s Badlands are home to striking topography and a spectacular night sky.
Here you’ll find Dinosaur National Park, a UNESCO World heritage site about two and a half hours southeast of Calgary, that is rich in dinosaur fossils. To date, forty dinosaurs species and more than 500 specimens have been recovered at the site.
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And then there’s the hoodoos — incredible rock formations that took millions of years to form. Standing between 5 and 7 metres tall, the protected rock formations are fragile and can whittle away if their capstone falls off.
In the Blackfoot and Cree traditions, Hoodoos are thought to be petrified giants who come to life at night to throw rocks at unwanted visitors.
The Badlands is one-of-a-kind in its beauty, and it’s a must-see when visiting the Prairies.
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