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Jun  10, 2016

Fossil Prospecting


Experience the excitement of fossil prospecting while hiking through the park's spectacular terrain in search of dinosaur bones and other fossil remains. Prospect for fossils just like the professionals, learning where to look and what to look for as you explore the breath-taking Alberta badlands.  Each excursion is guided by an experienced park staff and explores a different area of the park.  Although you will discover fossils, no digging is involved and all material will be left in the park. 


  • Lunch is provided during this 6-hour program.
  • This program is rated as "difficult" - 5-8 kilometre hiking over rough terrain. 
  • The Fossil Prospecting Program is not wheelchair accessible. 
  • This program is available for those 14 years and older.  Participants 14-17 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • There is a maximum capacity of 5 participants per day on this program.
  • For your comfort and safety, please bring at least 2 litres of water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. Sturdy hiking boots are required. Breathable long pants and long sleeved shirt are recommended.
  • The program starts at the Visitor Centre.  Participants then travel by Jeep into various backcountry locations.
  • Pick up your tickets at the Information Desk in the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.
  • During the fall the Visitor Centre may not be open before your start time on this program so you can meet the park guide outside the front of the Visitor Centre about 10 minutes before departure.
  • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
  • Parking is at the concession parking lot, just down from the Visitor Centre (5 minute walk).

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Time: 9:30 AM

Book online or phone 403-378-4344.

Fee:  $80/Adult; $80/Teens (ages 14 years and up)

Jun  12, 2016

Historic Scow Event

Historic Scow Event at Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site

Sunday, June 12, 2016


11:00 a.m.                          Children’s games in day use area and visit with park staff & palaeontologists near Deadlodge Canyon Amphitheatre

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     FREE sightseeing tours into Natural Preserve (Park buses leaving every ½ hour from day use/Deadlodge Canyon Amphitheatre )

12:00 p.m.                         Hamburgers by Special People Enjoying Children (SPEC); Cost $5.00 paid to non-profit group SPEC for hamburger, pop, chips, cake

11:00 – 1:00 p.m.              John Ware Cabin open

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.            Brooks High School Band

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.    Opening remarks by Park Staff & Recognition of Donation (Deadlodge Canyon Amphitheatre)

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.      Palaeo technician and local historian, Darren Tanke (palaeo history in the park)

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.      Palaeontologist(s) Dr. Phil Currie, Dr. Eva Koppelhus ( DPP and  other palaeo adventures around the world)

3:00 p.m.                           Scow moved to Natural Preserve

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.      Park Visitor Centre OPEN and free exhibit gallery admission all day  

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.      Cretaceous Cafe (concession) OPEN

Location:  Day Use  Dinosaur Provincial Park 48 km NE of Brooks
Time: 11:00 AM

SPEC Association will be selling hamburgers, pop, chips for $5.00


Fee:  FREE
Poster:  Download

July  16, 2016

Parks Day


Come and celebrate Parks Day!

Activities for children (free) on Parks Day. Free admission into the Park Park Visitor Exhibit exhibit gallery this day.

Activities include:

  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Giant Bubbles
  • Watermelon eating contest
  • Sidewalk Chalk Drawing
  • Dinosaur Jello Toss
  • Rattlesnake Q&A with a Conservation Officer
  • Hoola-Hoop Contests
  • Cake

Activities will take place at the Park Visitor Centre (free admission to exhibit gallery all day!) and at the Cretaceous Cafe (concession building). 

We still have our interpretive tour programs going on but you will need to book ahead online as tours are selling out daily this time of year.

Location:  Dinosaur Visitor Centre  (48 km NE of Brooks)
Time: 10:00 AM
Fee:  Free

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