Dinosaur Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Parks Research and Management

Information: 403-378-4342

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Park Management

ClassificationProvincial Park
LegislationProvincial Parks Act
Park Size19,980.12 Acres  /  8,085.96 Ha
Legal BoundaryO.C.344/04
Administration / Information403-378-4342 Ext. 238 
Regional OfficeSouth Regional Office
District Office Dinosaur
Special DesignationsUNESCO World Heritage Site
Natural RegionGrassland - Dry Mixedgrass 
Natural Region Description

This park contains one of the world's richest dinosaur fossil fields and Canada's largest badlands area. It also has sage flats and a unique riparian cottonwood habitat that supports numerous species of birds and mammals. The park was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Land Use Framework RegionSouth Saskatchewan 
  • The management plan for Dinosaur Provincial Park is currently under development.    
  • Much of Dinosaur Provincial Park is designated as Natural Preserve.  To protect the rich fossil resource and for the safety of visitors, access is limited to guided tours only.
  • We have a close palaeontology research relationship with the  Royal Tyrrell Museum. We also work with other government agencies, educational institutions, research foundations and individual researchers to support research.
  • All research and collection activity that occurs in Dinosaur Provincial Park requires a permit.  The permit must be obtained prior to the start of any research or collection project.  


Updated: Jul 20, 2022