The Tolman Badlands, Alberta – 1984

The Tolman Badlands is an area rich in fossil deposits.  Near the center of the photo is a fossilized oyster bed indicating the area was once covered by the ocean which now lies over 800 km (500 mi) to the west.

Badlands  


7 comments

  1. Well you educated me with this post. We go to Dry Island Buffalo Jump which is quite close to this location, but I had never heard of the Tolman Badlands, we usually just go to Drum for that type of terrain. You’ve given us a new place to check out.

    • It wasn’t called that when we were there – just the Badlands. Have you been to Heads Smashed in Buffalo Jump? A beautiful spot and incredible museum – something your kids would enjoy. Fort MacLeod is near by and also the Coldale Birds of Prey Centre. Something to explore if you have a few days free.


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