Dinosaur Provincial Park

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Phone: (403) 378-4344

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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. Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.
Park free. Visitor center exhibit gallery $6; $5 (ages 65+); $3 (ages 7-17); $15 (family). Prices for interpretive programs and other programs vary; phone ahead.
Hours: Grounds daily 24 hours. Visitor center Sun.-Thurs. 9-5, Fri.-Sat. 9-7, mid-May to early Sept.; Mon.-Fri. 9-4, Sat.-Sun. 10-5, Apr. 1 to mid-May and early Sept.-early Oct.; Mon.-Fri. 9-4, rest of year. Allow a full day.