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Dinosaur Provincial Park, Patricia

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Traverse the badlands in which one of the largest reserves of dinosaur fossils in the world lies at Dinosaur Provincial Park. Experience the opportunity to take part in an ongoing dinosaur dig. The park suggests signing up for the dig prior to your trip, as they fill up quickly. Even if a dig is not for you, the site offers classes for all ages. Take a tour or hike through the badlands surrounding the dig sites, then camp under the stars in a tent, RV, or at one of the comfort camping sites. The park also provides exhibits and theatrical events to educate visitors about dinosaurs. Plan your visit to Dinosaur Provincial Park and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Patricia tourist route planner.
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  • The explorer tour take you into a natural preserve area, you can literally see fossils on the ground, and on top you get explanations about natives, explorers, fossil hunters. fantastic spot for pictu...  more »
  • What an amazing place! Went here for an afternoon but wished we had had a lot longer, it's huge! Plenty to see and do. The scenery changes at every turn. From sprawling grass land to bare rocks and ho...  more »
  • We joined the guided bus tour as we travelled with our baby. Great information from the guide. Exotic to see large scale fossil still lie on the same place after thousands of years. Worth to book guid...  more »
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  • This is a great place to take kids. Mosquitos can be thick later in summer. The parks offer very interesting guided programs and there are special talks from time to time. Check their website before going.
  • Breathtaking and mindblowing experience. The park was full of living history. Interpretive trails were excellently laid out. Guided hike was informative and interesting. This place is a rare gem.
  • So much to say about this place! The scenery is absolutely breathtaking- such a shocking transition from the fertile farmland around Brooks. Dinosaur park is such a great place to camp. The atmosphere is kind of exotic and relaxing, and hiking around the badlands is tough to beat. We did one of the bus tours where you get to poke around and find fragments of dinosaur bones. Well worth the time and price- our kids loved it (and so did we for that matter). Definitely at the top of our list!
  • Amazing. I strongly recommend booking​ a tour with a guide where you can actually walk in a restricted area that is usually reserved for paleontologists! local parc guides are very friendly.
  • The campground is not very private and we had a particularly bad experience by arriving late and finding no staff at all, the firewood dispenser was broken and the number to call after hours was useless for us because our cellphones had no coverage in the area. I wish I had known beforehand how far away the closest gas station was (30 min drive). It was a little stressful to have such a low tank and have to look for gas.