Dinosaur Provincial Park


Dinosaur Provincial Park is one of the world's richest dinosaur fossil fields.

Dinosaur Provincial Park is situated in the valley of the Red Deer River, near Brooks, Alberta, which is noted for its striking badland topography. The park is well known for being one of the richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world. Forty dinosaur species have been discovered at the park and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums across the globe. The renowned fossil assemblage of nearly 500 species of life, from microscopic fern spores to large carnivorous dinosaurs, justified it becoming a World Heritage Site in 1979.

The Dinosaur Provincial Park Visitor Centre features exhibits about dinosaurs, fossils, and the geology and natural history of the park. There is a video theater, fossil prep lab area, and a gift shop. Public programs are offered in the summer.


Established on June 27, 1955 as part of Alberta's 50th Jubilee Year with the goal of protecting the fossil beds.

The park was established as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on October 26, 1979.

The park offers many interesting activities including walking trails, guided hikes & tours, Children's & Family Programs, Dinosaur Digs, Theatrical Events, Photography Tours, RV & Tent Camping etc.

The Park and campground are open year-round. Tours available from May to October.

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