Information & Facilities
Tip #1: Decide your priorities.
- Research activities and tour programs
schedules first - BEFORE booking travel and accommodation.
Tip #2: Allow two full days for an in-depth experience.
- Most of Dinosaur Provincial Park is a natural
preserve. Access to this area is
restricted to protect the sensitive landscapes and for public
safety. Entry to the natural preserve is ONLY by
guided tour programs.
- Interpretive bus tours and hikes take place in the natural
preserve (unless wet weather or road conditions exist). See
spectacular badlands, fossils and sometimes wildlife.
- There is limited room in these tour programs.
There can be a high demand, especially in July and
August. Please be flexible. Allow extra time in case
your first choice is sold out.
- Some interpretive programs have age restrictions. These are
strictly adhered to for the safety and enjoyment of park
Tip #3: Make reservations for interpretive programs.
- We strongly recommend that you make tour program
- All interpretive programs (except Family Theatre programs) are
- Make reservations online or by phoning 403-378-4344.
Tip #4: Reserve your campsite in advance.
- Dinosaur Provincial Park camping info
- We strongly recommend that you make camping
reservations. Weekends in May and June and
all of July and August are especially busy.
- Campsite reservations can be made online. Or phone the
Reserve.AlbertaParks.ca Contact Centre
at 1-877-537-2757 (toll-free in North America).
- Dinosaur Provincial Park has no
overflow area for camping. There are two provincial
campgrounds nearby to consider when Dinosaur is full.
Tip #5: Participate in one of our NEW enriched
- Experience the park at a deeper level by participating in one
of our enriched learning
programs. These programs feature in-depth experiences and
small group sizes.
- Please note any age restirctions on these programs.
- For your own safety and for the sake of the park, follow our rules and
Tip #6: If you can't join our interpreter-led programs, there
is still plenty to do!
- Experience the park through the exhibit galleries, theatre and
gift shop at our Visitor Centre.
- Visit the outdoor fossil displays and try the
self-guided interpretive hiking trails.
- The fossil displays and two of five trails are
"barrier-free" for physically challenged visitors.
- Check with the Visitor Centre for the latest information on
trail conditions, flowers in bloom and wildlife sightings.
Tip #7: Check out other activities and attractions in the
Tip #8: Follow safety tips.
Tip #9: Take a full day to enjoy the Royal Tyrrell Museum of
- Drumheller is about 200 kilometres or a 2.5-hour drive
from Dinosaur Provincial Park.
- The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a large facility.
You'll need a full day to appreciate it. It's not
possible to see Dinosaur Provincial Park (located northeast of
Brooks) and the Royal Tyrrell Museum (near Drumheller) in one
- Allow at least 2.5 days for a combined visit of the Royal
Tyrrell Museum and Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Tip #10: Build in some quiet time during your visit.
- With lots of activities, it's easy to get caught up in a hectic
schedule on your visit. Make time to enjoy the lesser-known
treasures of Dinosaur Provincial Park.
- Walk through the badlands in the evening.
- Explore the cottonwood groves at dawn.
- Witness a prairie sunrise or sunset at the entrance