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.
Book online or phone 403-378-4344.
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
Come and celebrate Parks Day!
Activities for children (free) on Parks Day. Free admission into the Park Park Visitor Exhibit exhibit gallery this day.
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.