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. See Dinosaur Provincial Park and all Patricia has to offer by arranging your trip with our Patricia itinerary planning website .
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  • This park is a gem in a beautiful and unique setting. The river valley is serene, and the guided hike we did (Centrosaurus Quarry) was very well done and definitely worthwhile. What I did not realize ...  more »
  • Such an interesting place to visit. We went just after Thanksgiving so most of the activities were shut down but we still had a great time. The public area is well set up with different stops and grea...  more »
  • Because we live close enough we spend many Sunday afternoons in the park, hiking, suppers around a campfire, kayaking and just visiting with friends. If hiking isn't an option, you can drive around th...  more »
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  • Incredible World Heritage Site. RV camped for 2 nights, wish we had stayed 2 weeks. Great hiking trails with breathtaking views, imagining the dinosaurs roaming the terrain 75 million years ago. Make sure not to forget a camera with a high capacity card, you'll be taking a lot of pictures!
  • A hidden gem. One of the most important UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. Unpretentious, well serviced, super friendly and knowledgeable staff - DPP is my favorite place in the world. Come for the dinosaurs and also discover ancient landforms and dessert critters.
  • 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.
  • An astoundingly beautiful park with great guided tours and knowledgeable and friendly park guides. Well organized self-guided interpretive hikes as well. Make sure you bring some bug repellent for mosquitos in the evening like they suggest on their website.

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