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Dinosaur Provincial Park

Township Road 210A | Patricia, Patricia, Alberta T0J 2K0, Canada
+1 403-378-4342
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Great hiking trails

Unfortunately the campground and showers get a negative review. Absolutely no hot showers for the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
NunyaB
,
Westlock, Canada
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Awesome, Impressive, Must See

I stop at this site each time I visit Alberta and am always impressed. It’s a short 50 KM drive... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
David B
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Saint-Lambert, Canada
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Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site is located 48 km northeast (1/2 hour drive) from Brooks, Alberta (NOT at or near Drumheller). There is a campground, picnic area, walking trails, Public Scenic Loop Road with 2 outdoor fossil displays and Visitor Centre with museum, theatre, giftshop. Concession (food services) from May to mid October. No entrance fee into park. Small exhibit gallery/museum fee. Fees for guided bus tours and hikes. Check on the park's official website and book ahead of your visit as tours and camping fill up in the summer.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the bus” (39 reviews)
“quarry hike” (23 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Township Road 210A | Patricia, Patricia, Alberta T0J 2K0, Canada
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+1 403-378-4342
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Unfortunately the campground and showers get a negative review. Absolutely no hot showers for the week we stayed here. No sinks at the outhouses further into the south loop. One sink at the laundry and one in the comfort camp. Potable water taps are too...More

Thank NunyaB
Reviewed 5 days ago

I stop at this site each time I visit Alberta and am always impressed. It’s a short 50 KM drive from Brooks and the scenery is fantastic. We visited the Dinosaur Bones exhibits and enjoyed the narrative explaining how they were discovered and what they...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place is unique and wonderful - must do, when you are in Alberta. It is amazing to see a true desert in Canada - there is cactus, rattle snakes and a lot of aggressive insects (remember insect repellent. Also remember water - it is...More

Thank rg397
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When people think of dinosaurs and Alberta, they invariably think of Drumheller - this park is further down the Red Deer valley and is based around a remote research station, it doesn't have the big tourist draw which makes it a quieter option where you...More

Thank RTPeat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was eagerly anticipating the full day archaeological dig at Dinosaur Provincial Park. The cost is $180.00 per person and the group size limited to 6. It is at a legitimate bone bed with a legitimate palaeontologist/guide. Unfortunately, our guide had to be the most...More

1  Thank dvk2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There isn't a lot of advertising for this park but it is delightfully beautiful. You will want to book a guided tour ahead of time; there aren't many self-guided trail options. We opted for the sunset tour-- pros: cooler temps, beautiful photo ops. cons: not...More

Thank Adventurer3215
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well... the title says it all. We did not have any real expectations for what to see at Dinosaur Provincial Park and wow... were we amazed! We are a family of 4 with two kids (ages 11 & 8) and based on all previous TripAdvisor...More

2  Thank Julie H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Explorer's Tour through a restricted section of this Dinosaur Park extremely interesting and well documented by our guide throughout the area. Amazing artifacts and sights including the Hoodoos and extinct dinosaurs. Well worth the trip!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whoa. Ok, heading into the park, you will see teasers of the Alberta badlands. Don't bother slowing down to take a picture, you'll be INSIDE of them soon. As you approach the park, there is a turn off to the right, don't miss it! Jaw...More

2  Thank mickey4264
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This campsite is great for tents because you can find lots that are of good size to pitch 2 big tents. It also has good trees so plenty of shade. Try not to camp here in hot summer months because it's so full of mosquitoes....More

3  Thank CamperFamilyCA
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Alexandra G
15 August 2017|
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Response from DPPWHS | Property representative |
Yes, you can fill your RV at the sani dump station; there is potable water there.
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Les B
9 August 2017|
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Response from Gudrun1810 | Reviewed this property |
The park is located 48 km northeast of Brooks and 18 km from the village of Patricia. The co-ordinates to use in GPS systems are - Latitude: 50.7537 | Longitude: -111.528. Highway 873 from Brooks to the north and Highway... More
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Anuruddhaw
10 July 2017|
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Response from JOL69 | Reviewed this property |
It's a 2 hour drive from Calgary most of it is through country roads. If you take the guided tour you get to actually see the reserved area which is not open to unguided public. The tour takes about 1.5 hours on a bus. Once... More
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