The Last Chance Saloon in Wayne Alberta
If your travels have you heading to the Province of Alberta’s Badland Country, then you simply must make a point of spending some time at the Last Chance Saloon in Historic Wayne, Alberta. Located just minutes east of Drumheller, Alberta where the world renowned Tyrrell Dinosaur Museum is situated, take a step back in time and enjoy a great meal, stay at the Rosedeer Hotel or camp out in a quiet and peaceful setting in this beautiful part of the Province.
Escape the crowds and enjoy the peace and tranquility at historic Wayne, Alberta.
Vintage Hotel Saloon & Badlands Camping
Choose to spend a memorable night in one of the themed renovated rooms at this vintage 1900’s hotel. The hotel opened in 1913, and at that time, the Rosedeer Hotel was the go to place back in the heyday mining years in and around the town of Wayne.
Coal mining was huge in the early 1900’s in the region and the population of Wayne grew to more than 2500 at that time. Since the shut – down of the mines in 1957, at last count, just 33 residents remain in this sleepy hollow.
The hotel and saloon continue to prosper though, with visitors coming to spend some time from all corners of the world.
Actor Jackie Chan in Wayne, Alberta
You might even catch a glimpse of the occasional movie or television star visiting this area! 🙂
Dining at the Last Chance Saloon
My wife and I had the pleasure of camping out and enjoying a great meal at the Saloon on our recent visit to this part of Alberta. Having read about the Saloon prior to coming and being somewhat of a history buff, I was definitely looking forward to our visit.
Once you walk into the Saloon, you become completely mesmerized with its interior. It is an antique dealer’s honey pot! The walls are filled with old memorabilia that definitely make this establishment unique in its own special way.
The Last Chance Saloon menu consists of a wide variety of dishes to please most everyone, including prime Alberta beef, fish & chips, chicken, wraps and of course, delicious burgers including their signature Buffalo Patti Burgers. These are locally raised Buffalo in Alberta.
Below, is a sample of what we enjoyed on our recent visit, giving you a sneak peek of what to expect when dining in the Saloon.
I chose the 1/4 lb Buffalo patty burger with cheddar cheese, maple bacon, toasted bun, tomato, leaf lettuce, red onion, dill pickle, and signature house sauce.
A great tasty burger and with a lean buffalo patty added! I chose the baked beans as a side which were delicious.
My wife selected the 1/4 lb Buffalo patty burger with cheddar cheese, toasted bun, tomato, leaf lettuce, red onion, dill pickle, and signature house sauce. She chose the Onions Rings as a side which tasted great!
Both burgers were excellent and plenty to eat!
As a special treat, there’s LIVE music on certain evenings for everyone to enjoy during their stay here.
“The Last Chance Saloon is kid friendly. Bring your whole family!”
Camping at the Last Chance Saloon
There are some ideal dry camping sites here that are just perfect for those looking for a peaceful, quiet setting along the Creekside. If you are a self-contained Recreational Vehicle or just tenting, this is a perfect location and yet just minutes from downtown Drumheller.
No need to stay in more expensive and busy parks in the city, when you escape to the peaceful countryside in this historic part of Alberta. At the same time, you can enjoy a great meal and entertainment in the Saloon during your visit!
So plan a visit to the historic Last Chance Saloon, you will definitely be glad you did, as we were on our first visit here. 🙂
Directions to the Last Chance Saloon
Located just 5 minutes east of Drumheller on Highway 10 to Rosedale. Follow the signs and turn South on Hwy 10x and head to Wayne, Alberta just minutes down the road. Enjoy the six km quiet and scenic drive on this country road as you make your way over 11 bridges, holding the Guinness Book of World Records title as most bridges to be found within the shortest distance!
Below, I have listed the official website to the Last Chance Saloon, where you can access much more detailed information including services, full menu, directions, on-line reservations and much more.
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A Big Thanks to The Last Chance Saloon for hosting Camping and Dinner on our recent visit to Wayne, Alberta. All content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.