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Dinosaur Provincial Park

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Information: 403-378-4342 ext. 235; Camping Reservations: 1-877-537-2757

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            ClassificationProvincial Park
            LegislationProvincial Parks Act
            Park Size19,980.12 Acres  /  8,085.96 Ha
            Legal BoundaryDinosaur Provincial Park
            Administration / Information403-378-4342 Ext. 238 
            Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
            District Office Dinosaur
            Special DesignationsUNESCO World Heritage Site
            Natural RegionGrassland - Dry Mixedgrass 
            Natural Region Description

            This park contains one of the world's richest dinosaur fossil fields and Canada's largest badlands area. It also has sage flats and a unique riparian cottonwood habitat that supports numerous species of birds and mammals. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

            Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 
            • The management plan for Dinosaur Provincial Park is currently under development.    
            • Much of Dinosaur Provincial Park is designated as Natural Preserve.  To protect the rich fossil resource and for the safety of visitors, access is limited to guided tours only.
            • We have a close palaeontology research relationship with the  Royal Tyrrell Museum. We also work with other government agencies, educational institutions, research foundations and individual researchers to support research.
            • All research and collection activity that occurs in Dinosaur Provincial Park requires a permit.  The permit must be obtained prior to the start of any research or collection project.