AAA Editor Notes
Dinosaur Provincial Park is 13 km (8 mi.) n.e. via Hwy. 210, following signs. The park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979, covers 81 square kilometres (31 sq. mi.) of badlands and prairie along the Red Deer River. One of the richest Cretaceous Period fossil sites in the world, it contains the remains of 49 species of dinosaurs from 75 million years ago as well as crocodile, fish, flying reptile, small mammal and turtle fossils.
Five self-guiding trails explore three habitats: prairie grassland, badlands and riverside. Each offers opportunities for bird-watching. A variety of interpretive programs, bus tours and guided hikes are offered May to mid-October. Outdoor fossil displays and self-guiding walking trails are available year-round.
Time: Allow a full day.
Guided tours are available. Pets on leash are allowed. Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.