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Dinosaur Provincial Park

Township Road 210A | Patricia, Patricia, Alberta T0J 2K0, Canada
+1 403-378-4342
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Beautiful Badlands setting

This park is a gem in a beautiful and unique setting. The river valley is serene, and the guided... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Ontario
Great Fun, but visit in summer for the best experience.

Such an interesting place to visit. We went just after Thanksgiving so most of the activities were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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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.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“the bus” (41 reviews)
“fossil safari” (23 reviews)
“day trip” (18 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Township Road 210A | Patricia, Patricia, Alberta T0J 2K0, Canada
+1 403-378-4342
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This park is a gem in a beautiful and unique setting. The river valley is serene, and the guided hike we did (Centrosaurus Quarry) was very well done and definitely worthwhile. What I did not realize initially is that there are very few hikes that...More

Thank CdnMtnGal
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such an interesting place to visit. We went just after Thanksgiving so most of the activities were shut down but we still had a great time. The public area is well set up with different stops and great information regarding the fossils and fossil finds....More

1  Thank SG1Lincoln40
Reviewed 1 week ago

Because we live close enough we spend many Sunday afternoons in the park, hiking, suppers around a campfire, kayaking and just visiting with friends. If hiking isn't an option, you can drive around the loop and still see the uniqueness. Often see deer and other...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The landscape was no better than that at Drumheller, Alberta which also has the diesel ferry, the Royal Tyrell Museum and a larger town.

Thank Elaine T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The badlands and the information about fossils and the formation are very interesting. The badlands are great for hikes and the area does provide a nice day trip from calgary. The drive from Calgary is long, and advisably one should carry lots of cold water,...More

Thank Chaitanya S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to be part of an Alberta Tourism Industry conference and awards event in Brooks, which hosted an industry FAM tour experience to the Dinosaur Provincial Park..we were given a personal bus tour of the comfort camping site and amenities which were...More

Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband is a geologist so we had to stop here on our way to the Yukon. We camped with a small 23' RV for 3 nights in the park and had electricity. There was also a weak wifi signal so we had some internet...More

Thank Weyes1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although many dinosaurs were discovered in this area- The Royal Tyrell museum in Drumheller offers a much better experience for understanding the amount of paleontology that has occurred in the river valley. Dino Prov Park has a very small museum. Would NOT recommend the bus...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This park was a big surprise to me. I've lived in Alberta my entire life but never been here. The scenery here is unbelievable, it's so beautiful! There are a few different hikes that you can go on, we did the Badlands hike with our...More

Thank christinamh28
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Dinosaur provincial park is JUST GREAT!!! Exceptional place to go. The ranger tours are really good and very informational. The park has many hiking trails and each trail brings something different to the table. If you have time, do all of them and take all...More

Thank BarkShadeau
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4 September 2017|
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Response from Dan A | Reviewed this property |
I would go with the tour! They are the pros, and it removes any of the guess work for you.
Alexandra G
15 August 2017|
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Response from DPPWHS | Property representative |
Yes, you can fill your RV at the sani dump station; there is potable water there.
Les B
9 August 2017|
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Response from Gudrun1810 | Reviewed this property |
The park is located 48 km northeast of Brooks and 18 km from the village of Patricia. The co-ordinates to use in GPS systems are - Latitude: 50.7537 | Longitude: -111.528. Highway 873 from Brooks to the north and Highway... More