Do some research on activities and tour programs at Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site BEFORE arriving or even before booking your travel and accommodations. We offer a limited schedule of guided tours in May, June, September and October and a large variety of tours each day in July and August but these guided tours sell out quickly.
Tip #2: Allow two full days for an in-depth experience.
Most of Dinosaur Provincial Park is a natural preserve.Access to this area isrestricted 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 visitors.
Tip #3: Make reservations for interpretive programs.
We strongly recommend that you maketour programreservations.
All interpretive programs (except Family Theatre programs) are ticketed events.
Make reservations online or by phoning 403-378-4344.
Note: Please be advised that we do not allow pets into the Park Visitor Centre or on our interpretive tour programs, including the hikes into the backcountry.
Tip #9: Take a full day to enjoy the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology at Drumheller (which is a 2 1/2 hours drive away from the park).
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 day.
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.