Standing in the heart of the lunar-like landscape of Dinosaur Provincial Park
, try to imagine the region 75 million years ago as a subtropical paradise filled with palm trees, giant ferns and a mind-boggling number of dinosaur species. There is no shortage of evidence that such an environment existed – the fossil beds within the park are the richest in the world. Examine some of the abundant fossils, participate in an authentic dinosaur dig and photograph the stunning badlands landscape.
Dinosaur Day Dig
Taking part in an authentic dinosaur dig
is a once-in-a -lifetime opportunity and the ultimate dream of fossil hounds. Working side-by-side with scientists, visitors can spend a day assisting in the excavation of real dinosaur fossils.
Family Fossil Safari
This family friendly program
takes visitors by bus into a protected area of the park known as the Natural Preserve. While touring this fossil-rich region, park interpreters teach participants the secrets of fossil finding and how to identify various fossils still embedded in the earth.
An overnight camping
trip in the heart of the Canadian Badlands is an easy prospect when your tent is already pitched, has a wood floor, heating, lights, real beds, a gas bbq and cooking utensils and your own private deck.
The hiking trails
inside the park climb to ridge tops for stunning views, meander through grasslands and badlands and wind beneath towering cottonwood trees along the banks of the Red Deer River.