Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Alberta  /  Patricia  /  Historic Sites  /  Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park, Patricia

4.6
#8 of 55 in Historic Sites in Alberta
Ruin State Park
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.
Create an itinerary including Dinosaur Provincial Park
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
305 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • Unfortunately the campground and showers get a negative review. Absolutely no hot showers for the week we stayed here. No sinks at the outhouses further into the south loop. One sink at the laundry an...  more »
  • I stop at this site each time I visit Alberta and am always impressed. It’s a short 50 KM drive from Brooks and the scenery is fantastic. We visited the Dinosaur Bones exhibits and enjoyed the narrati...  more »
  • The place is unique and wonderful - must do, when you are in Alberta. It is amazing to see a true desert in Canada - there is cactus, rattle snakes and a lot of aggressive insects (remember insect rep...  more »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Patricia

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Patricia

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Patricia by other users

2 days in Patricia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Patricia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Patricia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Patricia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Patricia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Patricia BY A USER FROM CANADA October, kids, popular PREFERENCES: October, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Patricia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Alberta BY A USER FROM CANADA August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Medicine Hat & Patricia BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Drumheller & Patricia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans