Rules & Safety Tips
Please review Alberta parks regulations.
- A camping permit is required for overnight camping in Dinosaur
- The permit holder is responsible for all actions of visitors
and camping party members on the campsite.
- Campfires are permitted only in firepits provided.
- Always make sure your fire is out before you leave.
- Fishing is permitted in the Red Deer River.
- If you are an Alberta resident between the ages of 16 and 65,
you must have an Alberta angling licence. Non-residents must
obtain an Alberta angling licence.
- Check Alberta Guide to
Sportfishing Regulations for more info.
Fossils, Rocks, Plants &
- Do not cut, deface or remove any plant, fossil or rock.
- Removal or disturbance any fossil material is prohibited under
the Historic Resources Act.
- Collecting or burning deadfall or cutting trees for firewood is
NOT allowed in the park.
- Hunting is not allowed in Dinosaur Provincial Park.
- Liquor is allowed within your registered campsite only.
- If you are found in possession of liquor in washrooms, roads,
picnic or other public areas, you will be subject to prosecution
under the Gaming and Liquor Act.
- Only vehicles licensed for highways may be operated on roadways
within provincial parks.
- Obey all speed limits and traffic signs.
- Licensed off-highway vehicles (OHVs) such as all-terrain
vehicles, trail bikes and snowmobiles are NOT allowed in Dinosaur
- Pets must be kept on a leash at all times.
- Pets are not allowed in public buildings.
- Pets are not allowed at public programs or on public
For information about Red Deer River flow advisories and
forecasts, check with Alberta Environment and Water:
- Do not feed or harass wildlife.
- Do not approach wildlife. Always give animals the chance to
move away from you.
Keep Your Cool
- Daytime temperatures in July and August can reach 35 degrees
Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit).
- To protect against sunburn and heat exhaustion when hiking,
- sunscreen (at least SPF 30)
- a wide-brimmed hat
- at least one litre of water per person
- If you feel ill, seek immediate attention.
Best Foot Forward
- During rainstorms, the park's clay layers absorb a large amount
of water and become extremely slippery.
- If you notice signs of an approaching storm, you may want to
cut your hike short to avoid slippery trails.
- After a rainstorm, wait a half to full day to allow rock
surfaces to dry out.
- Always wear sturdy closed-toe walking shoes (not
sandals) while hiking.
- Please stay on the trails. Dinosaur Provincial Park's unique
landscape is extremely susceptible to erosion.
- Watch your step. If you see a rattlesnake, black widow
spider or scorpion, do not touch or approach it. Give it room
to move away from you.