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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  • We camped in the Park 2 days and loved it! Never thought would find a place like this in the Canada. The kids had a lot fun. We did beautiful hikes. The only problem for campers: the water in the showers were completely cold!
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  • I disagree with the lower reviews on this park. It was a delightful discovery for our family. If you are a traveler who prefers lighter crowds and a more quiet setting, then definitely go to Dinosaur....  more »
  • OK OK, if I can allows me, I must tell you that this place is one of my TOP 3 of any place visited in the Prairie region since. I don't know how describe you the place but this place conquered me. The Park has been designated as a site of world heritage of UNESCO in 1979. This place is in the hottest and driest in the Alberta region. The conditions of the region are perfect for the conservation of the bones of dinosaurs as fossils. I took the time to visit the place by taking a few trails leading into the Badlands, a dry land where the rocks have been eroded by wind and water. I borrowed the casting Viewpoint trail and forked by other small trails leading to the top of some summits. From there, we could have a panoramic view of the surrounding area. It was spectacular! There are other trails near the campsite that allows us to walkin a valley. You can walk over an hour to see the surrounding area. Having more time on the site, I'd be settled at the campsite a full weekend. Also made a turn in the direction of the houses of fossils, two small buildings comprising of dinosaur bones. It was stunning!
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  • LOVE Dinosaur Park! I'm from a town right beside, so I've been lucky enough to visit a few times. It's incredibly beautiful, and serves as a reminder of how beautiful Alberta can be. I would definitely recommend visiting.
  • We love coming for day trips with the family. Pack a picnic lunch, or BBQ along, and spend some time hiking the hoodoos. There's a great park for little kids, and a store for snacks and ice cream.
  • What a fun experience and such a wonderful and beautiful place!! Will come back and enjoy this place again and again! There are so many trails and cool little things to see here. Unbelievable that it's in the prairies. Love it.
  • Well maintained premises, very friendly and helpful staff. Clean free showers and concession with food available to purchase. Guided daily tours, make sure you book in advance if you're interested in any. Trails for hiking. Very quiet campground. Loved it!
  • DPP was so much fun. Kids loved it all. Such amazing landscapes and experiences.

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