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Dinosaur Provincial Park

Township Road 210A | Patricia, Patricia, Alberta T0J 2K0, Canada
+1 403-378-4342
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Childhood Dreaming

Just completed a 2-day visit and loved the badlands and dinosaur park. It was initially... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Grant B
Worth the drive

We drove here from the Rockies, spent a day here, then went to Royal Tyrrell Museum and spent a day... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
pmasey
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Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site is located 48 km northeast (1/2 hour drive) from Brooks, Alberta (NOT at or near Drumheller). There is a campground, picnic area, walking trails, Public Scenic Loop Road with 2 outdoor fossil displays and Visitor Centre with museum, theatre, giftshop. Concession (food services) from May to mid October. No entrance fee into park. Small exhibit gallery/museum fee. Fees for guided bus tours and hikes. Check on the park's official website and book ahead of your visit as tours and camping fill up in the summer.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“the bus” (38 reviews)
“fossil safari” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Township Road 210A | Patricia, Patricia, Alberta T0J 2K0, Canada
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+1 403-378-4342
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just completed a 2-day visit and loved the badlands and dinosaur park. It was initially disappointing to be restricted to the small public self-guided (freedom) areas, but once you experience the guided walks and treasures there-in, you appreciate why such restrictions are in place. The...More

Thank Grant B
Reviewed 6 days ago

We drove here from the Rockies, spent a day here, then went to Royal Tyrrell Museum and spent a day there. For us, it was worth the drive. It's better if you get a chance to take one of their offered tours or hikes --...More

Thank pmasey
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic attraction. You only have to pay if you want to see inside the visitors centre, which we did (and it was definitely worth the few dollors it cost). If you dont want to pay, the rest of the site is free. The day...More

1  Thank Doug E
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 days (two nights) at the campsite and enjoyed this unique place. The landscape is like nothing else and everyone should visit it at least once. The staff was friendly and the set up with playground etc is very family friendly. Unfortunately, it...More

Thank Christina P
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love to hike and take in beautiful vistas go to this park. There is also Drumheller but this park is amazing. You can camp in one of the most beautiful, natural places in Canada. If you have children...what a learning experience for them....More

Thank mbthunderbay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The explorer tour take you into a natural preserve area, you can literally see fossils on the ground, and on top you get explanations about natives, explorers, fossil hunters. fantastic spot for pictures. Incerdible opportunity to see a unique place in the world. You get...More

1  Thank michel_josee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place! Went here for an afternoon but wished we had had a lot longer, it's huge! Plenty to see and do. The scenery changes at every turn. From sprawling grass land to bare rocks and hoodoos. The dinosaur remains on view are...More

1  Thank Andytravels2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We joined the guided bus tour as we travelled with our baby. Great information from the guide. Exotic to see large scale fossil still lie on the same place after thousands of years. Worth to book guided tours and different options and difficulty levels to...More

Thank sk1travel
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

I only recently found out about this park, and I was glad I did. I went on two of the tours and they were well worth it. I enjoyed the hiking trails, the campground and all the facilities were well maintained. The only downsides were...More

Thank Rochella F
Reviewed May 22, 2017

we got out there in the morning, before the crowds and the heat. the campgrounds were full, but there is still plenty of room to roam. the scenery is stunning, and the subject matter is world class. this site is not to be missed if...More

1  Thank 7979brad
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Elland H
Can anybody provide us any info about glamping in dinosaur park or near patricia, ab? Is there any tipi or canvas tents in the area that we can rent? Thanks
June 24, 2017|
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Response from pmasey | Reviewed this property |
There is a link (they won't let me post) about the "comfort camping" they have at Dinosaur Provincial Park. We drove down and took a look. They are within walking distance of the visitor's center. The sites didn't look very... More
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Elland H
Can anybody provide us any info about glamping in dinosaur park or near patricia, ab? Is there any tipi or canvas tents in the area that we can rent? Thanks
June 24, 2017|
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Response from DPPWHS | Property representative |
Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site has 7 Comfort Camping tents (sort of "glamping"). These are fully furnished canvas wall tents: table, chairs, queen size bed, double bed/futon pull-out, all bedding... More
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themcquillianfamily
Is it possible to get to the dinosaur park from Calgary via public transport?
February 5, 2017|
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Response from mslawik | Reviewed this property |
It's not possible with public transport. Renting a car would be ideally the best way. It's not that far of a trip either. Well worth it!
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