Canadian Badlands

Earlier this year I spent a couple of days around Drumheller in the Canadian Badlands as part of a trip around British Columbia and Alberta.

At the time of my visit the area was being used as a filming location for the upcoming Ghostbusters: Afterlife movie. I was actually fortunate enough to see some filming taking place in the town of Drumheller. The crew were filming a car scene along the main high street of the town.

Although the movie was shot in Canada, it is actually set in the USA. Drumheller had been decorated with USA flags to give the appearance of an American city.

The Badlands surrounding Drumheller are a unique and intriguing part of Canada and it is easy to see why it was chosen as a filming location for Ghostbusters. I actually visited some of the local ghost towns myself!

The movie is directed by Jason Reitman and stars Mckenna Grace, Finn Wolfhard, Carrie Coon and Paul Rudd.

The Badlands is also know for being the main area of Canada for the discovery of dinosaur bones and fossils. The local Royal Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum is considered to be one of the best palaeontology museums on the planet.

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