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Welcome to Drumheller

Located in the “Badlands” of Central Alberta, Drumheller is home to the world-famous Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, one of the largest palaeontological museums in the world.

Located 138 km northeast of the City of Calgary (1.5 hour drive), and 279 km southeast of the City of Edmonton [3 hour drive]; the area's moderate climate, excellent education and recreational facilities, easy access to major city amenities, lower cost of living and relaxed atmosphere make for an excellent quality of life for the Town's residents.

Agriculture, tourism, and oil & gas production and manufacturing make up the main economic base of the area. (The gross value of farm produce sold in the Drumheller area in 1991 was more than $400 million.) Drumheller has a trading area population of approximately 30,000, and a population of approximately 1,000,000 within a 75-mile radius. Serviced municipal industrial parks with ample space are available in Drumheller. As well, numerous privately owned lots and buildings are available at very reasonable prices.

A full range of federal, provincial and municipal services are available in Drumheller. There are also more than 40 non-governmental associations, service clubs and support groups, and more than 30 sports, recreation and social clubs. A complete directory of Community Services is available from the Town of Drumheller's Community Services Department. The economic base of Drumheller consists of natural resources [oil, gas, coal], agriculture, tourism, service industry, hospital and the federal penitentiary. Drumheller also has a very significant manufacturing base producing wood trusses and plastic goods. Whether you’re new to the Valley or have lived here for many years, this section of the website will provide you with important information on programs and services.

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Contacts You Will Need

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Drumheller Schools, School Divisions & Educational Institutions

Bedrock Playschool Society
Tel. (403) 823-6391

Big Country Educational Consortium
Tel. (403) 823-8300
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Christ the Redeemer School Division
Tel. 1-800-737-9383
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DARTS (Drumheller Adult Resource Training Society)
Tel. (403) 823-6690

Drumheller Composite High School
Tel. (403) 823-5171
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Drumheller Further Education Council
Tel. (403) 823-3669
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Drumheller Literacy Project
Tel. (403) 823-4668

Drumheller Outreach School
Tel. (403) 823-6237

Golden Hills Regional School Division #15
Tel. 1-800-320-3739
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Greentree Elementary School
Tel. (403) 823-5244
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MAX Campus
College of New Media and Animation
Tel. (403) 823-MAX1
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St. Anthony’s School
Tel. (403) 823-3485
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Health Care

David Thompson Health Region
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Drumheller Health Centre
Tel. (403) 823-6500

EMERGENCY 911
Ambulance Service
Tel. (403) 823-6300 (office)

Drumheller Associated Physicians
Tel. (403) 823-3345

Real Estate (Multiple Listing Service)
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Canada Post
Tel. (403) 823-2266
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Natural Gas

Alta Gas Utilities
General Inquiry: 1-866-222-2067
Emergency 24 hr.: 1-866-222-2068
Location: 1-800-242-3447
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Direct Energy
Contact: Customer Service
Telephone: 1-866-374-6299
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Enmax
Contact: Customer Care Centre
Tel: 310-2010
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EPCOR
Contact: Customer Services
Telephone: 310-4300
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PowerAtco Electric
Customer/Billing Enquiries: 1-800-668-2248
24 Hr. Emergency/Repair: 1-800-668-5506
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Telephone, Internet & Cable Television

Telus
Telephone: 310-3100 or 1-800-361-3311 (outside Alberta)
Internet: 310-4638 or 1-877-222-7077 (outside Alberta)
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Shaw
Customer Service: 1-800-807-7429
Repair Service: 1-800-807-7429
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RCMP

Tel. (403) 823-2630
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