Dinosaur Provincial Park, Patricia

4.6
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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  • October 2, 2017
    The landscape was no better than that at Drumheller, Alberta which also has the diesel ferry, the Royal Tyrell Museum and a larger town.  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    The badlands and the information about fossils and the formation are very interesting. The badlands are great for hikes and the area does provide a nice day trip from calgary. The drive from Calgary i...  more »
  • September 30, 2017
    I was lucky enough to be part of an Alberta Tourism Industry conference and awards event in Brooks, which hosted an industry FAM tour experience to the Dinosaur Provincial Park..we were given a person...  more »
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  • June 24, 2017
    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!
  • July 3, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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.
  • June 6, 2017
    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.
  • June 18, 2017
    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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