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Dinosaur Provincial Park hiking

Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

By lydia.crawford

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What are the activities at Dinosaur Provincial Park ?

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Why choose a trail at Dinosaur Provincial Park?

Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most important dinosaur fossil sites in the world. The park is located in southern Alberta, Canada, and is known for its well-preserved fossils of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. The park was established in 1955 to protect the area's significant paleontological resources, and it now attracts thousands of visitors each year.

The park is home to more than 40 different species of dinosaurs, including the duck-billed hadrosaur, the horned ceratopsian, and the tyrannosaur. In addition to its impressive collection of dinosaur fossils, the park also features a variety of other geological features, including badlands, coulees, and hoodoos. The park is open year-round, and offers a variety of activities for visitors, including hiking, biking, camping, and fossil hunting.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule

From sunrise to sunset

Coordinates
-111.4818045
50.7596157

What are the coordinates and address of Dinosaur Provincial Park?

Dinosaur Provincial Park
Alberta, Canada

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Starting Point

The Dinosaur Provincial Park is located in Alberta, Canada. The easiest way to get there is to fly into Calgary and rent a car. From Calgary, take Highway 2 east to Brooks. The park is located about 60 kilometers (37 miles) west of Brooks.

Why visit Dinosaur Provincial Park

The Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Alberta, Canada. The park is known for its abundance of dinosaur fossils, which can be seen at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. The park also offers hiking and camping opportunities, as well as tours of the fossil excavation sites.

Is Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta a good place for the whole family?

Yes, Dinosaur Provincial Park is a great place for the whole family. There are plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including hiking, biking, and bird watching.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Dinosaur Provincial Park are hiking, biking, and bird watching. There are also a few small towns nearby with restaurants and shops.

-Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology, located just outside the park, to see one of the world's largest displays of dinosaur fossils.

-Hike or bike the trails in the park to see stunning badlands scenery and wildlife.

-Take a guided tour of the park to learn more about its history and geology.

-Visit the nearby town of Drumheller, home to the World's Largest Dinosaur and other museums and attractions.

Where to eat?

1. The Dutch Oven: This restaurant is located in the town of Brooks, which is about a half hour drive from Dinosaur Provincial Park. The Dutch Oven is known for its home cooked meals, and it has a wide variety of dishes to choose from.

2. The Keg Steakhouse and Bar: This steakhouse is also located in Brooks, and it is known for its delicious steaks and burgers.

3. The Dinosaur Inn: This restaurant is located in the town of Drumheller, which is about a 45 minute drive from Dinosaur Provincial Park. The Dinosaur Inn is known for its home cooked meals, and it has a wide variety of dishes to choose from.

4. The Valley Restaurant: This restaurant is located in the town of Hanna, which is about a one hour drive from Dinosaur Provincial Park. The Valley Restaurant is known for its home cooked meals, and it has a wide variety of dishes to choose from.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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