Dinosaur Provincial Park

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  • Badlands Explorer's Hike

    Thursday, October 22, 2020

    Meet at the Badlands trail head with your vehicle 15 minutes before your program.

    Explore Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn why it was and is important to the First Nations people, fossil hunters and palaeontologists who came to this rugged part of Alberta in years past, and still come today. Join a Park Interpreter on a short hike and experience the stunning views and harsh environment of the largest badlands in Canada. You will make several stops along the way and see interesting land formations and fossils including an “in-situ” hadrosaur femur (in the rock that it was found).

     

    • This 2 hour program is rated "easy" but be prepared for a short hike in Autumn weather and sitting and kneeling on the ground.  
    • Badlands Explorer's Hike is enjoyable for all ages. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
    • This program is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. 
    • There is a maximum capacity for 18 participants per program. 
    • For your comfort and safety, please bring adequate water, wear comfortable and sturdy shoes, and dress for the day's weather.
    • Footwear requirement: Sturdy closed toe and heel footwear is required. No sandals or flip-flops are allowed.
    • The Badlands Explorer's Hike starts from the Badlands Trail head - you will be required to drive your own vehicle on gravel roads into the Natural Preserve in a car convoy. 
    • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • No smoking or pets allowed on tours. Please call ahead if you are bringing a service animal. 
    Where: Badlands Trailhead
    Fee: $20/Adult, $15/Ages 7-17, $8/Ages 4-6, $2/Ages 0-2
  • Dinosaur Preserve Walk

    Friday, October 23, 2020

    Dinosaur Preserve Walk is your chance to hike around the 7km natural preserve road with a park guide. This program focuses on fitness but you are sure to experience some amazing scenery, fossils, and wildlife.

    • Hike is ~9 kilometres and 3.5 hours
    • Come prepared with water, hiking shoes, and clothing appropriate for the weather.
    • This program is rated as "moderately difficult". 
    • Bring water and a snack.
    • This program is available for those 7 years and older.  Participants 7-17 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Meet with your guide at John Ware's Cabin, behind the Cretaceous Cafe.
    • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • Parking is available at the Cretaceous Cafe. 
    • No smoking is allowed on tours.
    • No dogs or other pets allowed on programs.
    • The Dinosaur Preserve Walk program is not wheelchair accessible. 

     Book online or phone 403-378-4344

    Where: John Ware Behind the Cretaceous Cafe
    Fee: $25/Adult, $15/Youth ages 7-17 years, Family rate (2 adults & up to 3 Youth) $70
  • Dinosaur Preserve Walk

    Saturday, October 24, 2020

    Dinosaur Preserve Walk is your chance to hike around the 7km natural preserve road with a park guide. This program focuses on fitness but you are sure to experience some amazing scenery, fossils, and wildlife.

    • Hike is ~9 kilometres and 3.5 hours
    • Come prepared with water, hiking shoes, and clothing appropriate for the weather.
    • This program is rated as "moderately difficult". 
    • Bring water and a snack.
    • This program is available for those 7 years and older.  Participants 7-17 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Meet with your guide at John Ware's Cabin, behind the Cretaceous Cafe.
    • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • Parking is available at the Cretaceous Cafe. 
    • No smoking is allowed on tours.
    • No dogs or other pets allowed on programs.
    • The Dinosaur Preserve Walk program is not wheelchair accessible. 

     Book online or phone 403-378-4344

    Where: John Ware Behind the Cretaceous Cafe
    Fee: $25/Adult, $15/Youth ages 7-17 years, Family rate (2 adults & up to 3 Youth) $70
  • Dinosaur Preserve Walk

    Sunday, October 25, 2020

    Dinosaur Preserve Walk is your chance to hike around the 7km natural preserve road with a park guide. This program focuses on fitness but you are sure to experience some amazing scenery, fossils, and wildlife.

    • Hike is ~9 kilometres and 3.5 hours
    • Come prepared with water, hiking shoes, and clothing appropriate for the weather.
    • This program is rated as "moderately difficult". 
    • Bring water and a snack.
    • This program is available for those 7 years and older.  Participants 7-17 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Meet with your guide at John Ware's Cabin, behind the Cretaceous Cafe.
    • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • Parking is available at the Cretaceous Cafe. 
    • No smoking is allowed on tours.
    • No dogs or other pets allowed on programs.
    • The Dinosaur Preserve Walk program is not wheelchair accessible. 

     Book online or phone 403-378-4344

    Where: John Ware Behind the Cretaceous Cafe
    Fee: $25/Adult, $15/Youth ages 7-17 years, Family rate (2 adults & up to 3 Youth) $70
  • Dogs & Bones & Dogs

    Sunday, October 25, 2020

    Join Dinosaur Provincial Park Interpreters on a walk with you dog. We will learn about the creatures that roamed this part of the world 75,000,000 years ago, and see fossils in situ and up close!

    Dogs must be on a leash. Please pick up after your dog.

     

    The walked will be followed by a warm-up fire, so bring your hot dogs and marshmallows, as well as a warm drink. Be sure to dress for the weather. 

     

    This is a free, family event. Dogs are not required. 

    Where: Cretaceous Cafe Parking Lot
    Registration:

    No registration necessary. 


    Fee: Free
    More Info:

    If you would like more information, please call 403-378-4342.


  • Badlands Explorer's Hike

    Monday, October 26, 2020

    Meet at the Badlands trail head with your vehicle 15 minutes before your program.

    Explore Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn why it was and is important to the First Nations people, fossil hunters and palaeontologists who came to this rugged part of Alberta in years past, and still come today. Join a Park Interpreter on a short hike and experience the stunning views and harsh environment of the largest badlands in Canada. You will make several stops along the way and see interesting land formations and fossils including an “in-situ” hadrosaur femur (in the rock that it was found).

     

    • This 2 hour program is rated "easy" but be prepared for a short hike in Autumn weather and sitting and kneeling on the ground.  
    • Badlands Explorer's Hike is enjoyable for all ages. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
    • This program is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. 
    • There is a maximum capacity for 18 participants per program. 
    • For your comfort and safety, please bring adequate water, wear comfortable and sturdy shoes, and dress for the day's weather.
    • Footwear requirement: Sturdy closed toe and heel footwear is required. No sandals or flip-flops are allowed.
    • The Badlands Explorer's Hike starts from the Badlands Trail head - you will be required to drive your own vehicle on gravel roads into the Natural Preserve in a car convoy. 
    • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • No smoking or pets allowed on tours. Please call ahead if you are bringing a service animal. 
    Where: Badlands Trailhead
    Fee: $20/Adult, $15/Ages 7-17, $8/Ages 4-6, $2/Ages 0-2
  • Badlands Explorer's Hike

    Tuesday, October 27, 2020

    Meet at the Badlands trail head with your vehicle 15 minutes before your program.

    Explore Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn why it was and is important to the First Nations people, fossil hunters and palaeontologists who came to this rugged part of Alberta in years past, and still come today. Join a Park Interpreter on a short hike and experience the stunning views and harsh environment of the largest badlands in Canada. You will make several stops along the way and see interesting land formations and fossils including an “in-situ” hadrosaur femur (in the rock that it was found).

     

    • This 2 hour program is rated "easy" but be prepared for a short hike in Autumn weather and sitting and kneeling on the ground.  
    • Badlands Explorer's Hike is enjoyable for all ages. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
    • This program is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. 
    • There is a maximum capacity for 18 participants per program. 
    • For your comfort and safety, please bring adequate water, wear comfortable and sturdy shoes, and dress for the day's weather.
    • Footwear requirement: Sturdy closed toe and heel footwear is required. No sandals or flip-flops are allowed.
    • The Badlands Explorer's Hike starts from the Badlands Trail head - you will be required to drive your own vehicle on gravel roads into the Natural Preserve in a car convoy. 
    • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • No smoking or pets allowed on tours. Please call ahead if you are bringing a service animal. 
    Where: Badlands Trailhead
    Fee: $20/Adult, $15/Ages 7-17, $8/Ages 4-6, $2/Ages 0-2
  • Badlands Explorer's Hike

    Wednesday, October 28, 2020

    Meet at the Badlands trail head with your vehicle 15 minutes before your program.

    Explore Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn why it was and is important to the First Nations people, fossil hunters and palaeontologists who came to this rugged part of Alberta in years past, and still come today. Join a Park Interpreter on a short hike and experience the stunning views and harsh environment of the largest badlands in Canada. You will make several stops along the way and see interesting land formations and fossils including an “in-situ” hadrosaur femur (in the rock that it was found).

     

    • This 2 hour program is rated "easy" but be prepared for a short hike in Autumn weather and sitting and kneeling on the ground.  
    • Badlands Explorer's Hike is enjoyable for all ages. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
    • This program is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. 
    • There is a maximum capacity for 18 participants per program. 
    • For your comfort and safety, please bring adequate water, wear comfortable and sturdy shoes, and dress for the day's weather.
    • Footwear requirement: Sturdy closed toe and heel footwear is required. No sandals or flip-flops are allowed.
    • The Badlands Explorer's Hike starts from the Badlands Trail head - you will be required to drive your own vehicle on gravel roads into the Natural Preserve in a car convoy. 
    • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • No smoking or pets allowed on tours. Please call ahead if you are bringing a service animal. 
    Where: Badlands Trailhead
    Fee: $20/Adult, $15/Ages 7-17, $8/Ages 4-6, $2/Ages 0-2
  • Badlands Explorer's Hike

    Thursday, October 29, 2020

    Meet at the Badlands trail head with your vehicle 15 minutes before your program.

    Explore Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site and learn why it was and is important to the First Nations people, fossil hunters and palaeontologists who came to this rugged part of Alberta in years past, and still come today. Join a Park Interpreter on a short hike and experience the stunning views and harsh environment of the largest badlands in Canada. You will make several stops along the way and see interesting land formations and fossils including an “in-situ” hadrosaur femur (in the rock that it was found).

     

    • This 2 hour program is rated "easy" but be prepared for a short hike in Autumn weather and sitting and kneeling on the ground.  
    • Badlands Explorer's Hike is enjoyable for all ages. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. 
    • This program is not wheelchair or stroller accessible. 
    • There is a maximum capacity for 18 participants per program. 
    • For your comfort and safety, please bring adequate water, wear comfortable and sturdy shoes, and dress for the day's weather.
    • Footwear requirement: Sturdy closed toe and heel footwear is required. No sandals or flip-flops are allowed.
    • The Badlands Explorer's Hike starts from the Badlands Trail head - you will be required to drive your own vehicle on gravel roads into the Natural Preserve in a car convoy. 
    • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • No smoking or pets allowed on tours. Please call ahead if you are bringing a service animal. 
    Where: Badlands Trailhead
    Fee: $20/Adult, $15/Ages 7-17, $8/Ages 4-6, $2/Ages 0-2
  • Dinosaur Preserve Walk

    Friday, October 30, 2020

    Dinosaur Preserve Walk is your chance to hike around the 7km natural preserve road with a park guide. This program focuses on fitness but you are sure to experience some amazing scenery, fossils, and wildlife.

    • Hike is ~9 kilometres and 3.5 hours
    • Come prepared with water, hiking shoes, and clothing appropriate for the weather.
    • This program is rated as "moderately difficult". 
    • Bring water and a snack.
    • This program is available for those 7 years and older.  Participants 7-17 years old must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Meet with your guide at John Ware's Cabin, behind the Cretaceous Cafe.
    • All tours leave on time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.
    • Parking is available at the Cretaceous Cafe. 
    • No smoking is allowed on tours.
    • No dogs or other pets allowed on programs.
    • The Dinosaur Preserve Walk program is not wheelchair accessible. 

     Book online or phone 403-378-4344

    Where: John Ware Behind the Cretaceous Cafe
    Fee: $25/Adult, $15/Youth ages 7-17 years, Family rate (2 adults & up to 3 Youth) $70