Dinosaur Provincial Park
Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Alberta, Canada, renowned for its rich fossil beds and natural beauty.
Dinosaur Provincial Park, located in Alberta, Canada, offers visitors a variety of activities to enjoy.
Visitors can join a guided hike or tour to explore the park’s unique landscape and learn about its fascinating history. The park offers several interpretive programs and hikes, including fossil and dinosaur tours, backcountry hikes, and plant identification hikes.
For those interested in camping, the park offers several camping options, including backcountry camping, car camping, and group campsites. There are also several day-use areas with picnic sites, fire pits, and restrooms.
For a unique experience, visitors can try their hand at fossil hunting. The park’s fossil beds have yielded many incredible discoveries, and visitors can search for fossils on their own with a permit.
Other activities include bird watching, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding. There are also several educational programs and events offered throughout the year.
No matter what you do, there’s something for everyone at Dinosaur Provincial Park.
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Facilities at Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Camping - There are 103 campsites, in the park's five campgrounds, offering a variety of services.
- Hiking - Enjoy the interpretive trails, offering a variety of hikes and walks, including self-guided hikes.
- Canoeing - Explore the park's rivers and lakes, with rental canoes and kayaks available.
- Wildlife Viewing - Spot over 25 species of mammals, more than 200 species of birds, and a variety of reptiles and amphibians.
- Backcountry Exploration - Access the backcountry trails, with backcountry camping available.
- Historic Sites - Visit the historic sites scattered throughout the park, including the Hoodoos, a unique rock formation.
- Picnicking - Enjoy a picnic at any of the park's 13 picnic sites.
- Group Camping - There are two group camping areas, with a capacity of up to 25 people.
- Visitor Centre - Learn about the park's history and ecology at the Visitor Centre.
- Stargazing - Enjoy the dark sky at the park, with a variety of stargazing programs available.
Popular places nearby Dinosaur Provincial Park
A former one-room schoolhouse in East Coulee, Alberta, now a museum dedicated to preserving local history and culture.
The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a world-renowned palaeontology museum located in Alberta, Canada. It houses over 130,000 fossils, including dinosaurs, and offers interactive exhibits and educational programs.