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Interpretive Tour Programs

Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Most of the park is a Natural Preserve.  To protect the Natural Preserve and to ensure public safety, access is ONLY by guided interpretive programs.  

We have a variety of interpretive programs for all ages - outdoors or inside, easy or strenuous, from less than one hour to multi-day.  

Please note that pets are NOT allowed on interpretive programs or in the Park Visitor Centre. Refer to our Pets in the Park info sheet.

As well as our guided programs, there are lots of great things to do on your own in the park. 

Tour Programs

  • Oct  19, 2017

    Explorer's Bus Tour

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    Venture into the rugged badlands of Dinosaur Provincial Park on the Explorer's Bus Tour to experience the stunning views of the park from the comfort and safety of the tour bus. You will be getting off the bus at various stops to see the unique geology and fossils up close and personal. One stop includes an articulated skeleton of a hadrosaur!

    Please read the following information but click through to the Online Booking Site to see the actual tour schedule, dates and times that are available, and book your seats ahead of your visit to the park. All family members even babes-in-arms need a 'seat' saved/purchased for them (re: strict 24 passenger capacity of park buses).

    • The program is wheelchair accessible with sufficient notice. Please call 403-378-4344 for wheelchair service at least 2 weeks before.
    • The Family Rate can be applied to groups with up to 2 adults and up to 3 children or youths, for a maximum of 5 seats.
    • This 1.5 hour program is rated as "easy".
    • Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.  "Babes in arms" require a full reserved seat even if they are being held by a parent.
    • There is a maximum capacity of 24 participants per tour.
    • For your comfort and safety, please bring at least 2 litres of water, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and insect repellent. Sturdy closed toe and heel footwear is recommended. 
    • The Explorer's Bus Tour starts at the Visitor Centre.
    • Pick up your tickets at the Information Desk in the Visitor Centre at least 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • Please park at the large concession parking lot just down from the Visitor Centre (a 2 minute walk away).
    • No smoking is allowed on tours, including on and off the park bus.
    • Admission to Visitor Centre exhibit gallery is a separate fee.
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    Location:  Dinosaur Visitor Centre
    Registration: 

    Book online or phone 403-378-4344  PLEASE CHECK THE TOUR SCHEDULE IN OUR ONLINE BOOKING SITE FOR THE MOST RECENT TOUR OFFERINGS AS SOMETIMES WE ARE ABLE TO ADD TOURS/DATES. 

    Fee:  $15/Adult, $8/Youth, $4/Child, $38/Family 
  • Oct  20, 2017

    Centrosaurus Quarry Hike

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    This hike is your best opportunity to see the unequalled concentration of dinosaur fossils that makes Dinosaur Provincial Park world famous. You will journey through rugged streambeds and over sandstone ridges to reach a former dig site.  As you investigate the clues these fossils provide, you will be challenged to come up with your own theory to explain their mass death.

    Please read the information below but click through to our Online Tour Booking Site to see the actual tour times and book your seats ahead of your visit. 

    • This program last 2.5 hours and is rated as moderate to difficult.
    • Participants must be at least 7 years old for this hike. No babes in arms/backpacks or toddlers allowed on this hike.
    • The capacity for this hike is 24 people. 
    • This program is not wheelchair accessible.
    • For your safety and comfort, please bring water,a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent.
    • Footwear Requirement: Participants must wear sturdy closed toe and heel footwear. 
    • No pets are allowed on tour programs or in the Visitor Centre. Pets are allowed in the park and campground while on a leash and under their owner's control. 
    • No smoking is allowed on tours, including on and off the park bus.
    Book It
     
    Location:  Dinosaur Visitor Centre
    Registration: 

    Book online or phone 403-378-4344  PLEASE CHECK OUR ONLINE TOUR BOOKING SITE FOR THE LATEST TOUR SCHEDULE AND AVAILABLE SEATS. 

    Fee:  $18/Adult, $8/Youth, $44/Family 
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