We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Horsethief Canyon

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Highway 838 | 13408 129 Ave., Drumheller, Alberta T5L 3K4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 780-200-1053

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 367 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 207
    Excellent
  • 114
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
great sunsets

unbelievable terrain the hills are alive with beautiful varied formations.Petrified wood and dinosaur remains every where. look but do not take from site.unique history. you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
c b
,
Drumheller, Canada

Similar Things to Do in Drumheller

Add Photo Write a Review

367 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 337: English reviews
Drumheller, Canada
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

unbelievable terrain the hills are alive with beautiful varied formations.Petrified wood and dinosaur remains every where. look but do not take from site.unique history. you expect to see dinos coming at just before dark

Helpful?
Thank c b
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped out one evening just to do some star gazing. It's amazing what you can see when you're away from town..the air is so clear most evenings it's like you're on top of the world.. we highly recommended it. Vern Anderson

Helpful?
Thank Vern A
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so interesting to relive history. To stand at the look out and imagine that you were in the wild west with a herd of cattle or horses. It would be very easy to get lost or hide in the canyon. The view is spectacular and well worth having a picnic at the lookout in the summer.

Helpful?
Thank Samuel J
Toronto
Level Contributor
170 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place was a bit difficult to find at first, but well worth the effort! You almost feel like you're in the Grand Canyon, but it's Canada! Made me appreciate even more our beautiful country; truly breathtaking! You can spend as much or as little time here as you wish. We hiked for a while with the kids, and they... More 

Helpful?
Thank TOtravlr
Waterloo, Canada
Level Contributor
282 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop when in the badlands. Views in the canyon are amazing and walking along the rim is easily accessible.

Helpful?
Thank NormLWat
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

This is well worth the short drive out of Drumheller to see. The views across the bad lands are spectacular and for any budding geologist this is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the history of the land.

Helpful?
Thank Katie S
Canada
Level Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

An unreal hiking experience, looks daunting for kids, but as long as you have a good navigator, it's a wonderful place to just explore! A must see!

Helpful?
Thank TBeck
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
143 reviews
92 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

Great view of this natural wonder in the Bandlands of Alberta. Great place to go for a hike . The parking lot is only meters from the edge of the canyon where you can see for miles and miles.

Helpful?
Thank Astrobeemer
Thunder Bay, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Beautiful views and a nice hike down in the canyon. Can be slippery if muddy. We enjoyed this. We had two dogs with us and they enjoyed the hike down also.

Helpful?
Thank bunlady
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
63 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Tip 1: Arrive early to avoid buses with load of people in front of you. Tip 2: You will have plenty of space to take photos from up the hill. Take one hour (at least 30 minutes) to go down the trail and climb the hills. You will have a very different view than from uphill.

Helpful?
Thank Andre_Fournier

Travelers who viewed Horsethief Canyon also viewed

Drumheller, Alberta
 

Been to Horsethief Canyon? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Horsethief Canyon and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Edmonton, Canada
6 months ago
calgary
over a year ago
Calgary, Canada
over a year ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Horsethief Canyon staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?