There are so many dinosaur fossils in some parts of Alberta there’s a rule against pocketing them from the ground. Literally. Some of the biggest finds on earth have been uncovered at Dinosaur Provincial Park. There’s plenty to explore on your own, but a guided tour can add another layer of discovery.
See it: The famed Royal Tyrrell Museum has one of the world’s largest displays of full dinosaur skeletons.
Only here: Do a real dig with a paleontological guide. You’ll uncover fossils no human has seen. Ever.
Unparalleled: On the north end of the Fossil Trail, visit the Pipestone Creek bonebeds where hundreds of dinosaurs died.
Bad for them; awesome for paleontologists.
Set in the legendary badlands of south eastern Alberta, Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is remarkable for its vast badlands, inestimable volume of fossils and palaeontological treasures, and unique riverside habitat. Camp under massive cottonwoods, or stay in a comfort campsite beside the river. Book a guided tour or take the family on a self-guided interpretive walk. Be sure to check out the many exhibits in the visitor centre and throughout around the park.
The world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller is Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. In addition to housing one of the world's largest displays of dinosaurs, the museum offers a wide variety of creative, fun, and educational programs that bring the prehistoric past to life.
Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum is an international institute for experiential learning dedicated to Alberta’s palaeontological heritage, through research, collection, preservation, exhibition, public programming, publications and innovative outreach. It is a world-class facility featuring exhibit galleries, theatre, classrooms, palaeo-labs, restaurant, gift shop and a fossil walk.
Explore the Canadian Badlands with Prairie Sprinter. Scheduled travel opportunities from Calgary are available throughout the summer months. Choose from a day tour to Dinosaur Provincial Park, a multi-day tour through the region, or create a custom tour itinerary for your private group. Prairie Sprinter specializes in small group travel accommodating 10 to 24 passengers. Tours depart from the centrally located Calgary Tower and include round-trip transportation and a driver guide.
Alberta Legendary Tours is a Canadian owned tour company based in Calgary offering Canadian Rocky Mountain sightseeing tours, First Nations cultural experiences, Aboriginal adventures, multi-day custom group tours of Western Canada/Alberta, and tours departing from downtown Calgary daily. It provides incredible Canadian travel and tour experiences while providing the highest of standards for safety and a sincere commitment to preserving the culture and environment of our great lands. In sharing our culture and environment with visitors, both guests and hosts, are deeply enriched by Canada's incredible traditions, attractions and awesome scenic areas.
Set among the Alberta Badlands and the Battle River Valley, LaPrairieaire offers guided tours of three separate LaPrairieaire properties featuring both palaeontological and unique archaeological sites that make for fascinating and educational outings. The deep valleys that cut into the flat prairie landscape LaPrairieaire have exposed dinosaur fossils and archaeological sites in 3 three separate locations, as well to provide habitat supporting abundant wildlife. They pride themselves in providing an educational experience through learning about the geology, environment, culture, and the heritage of the area. A refurbished 1976 Airstream & two campsites with portable fully-equipped outdoor kitchens provide an intimate visit to an operating farm. Horseback camps and day riding are also available.
Each fall the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology refreshes their Fossils in Focus exhibit with a new selection of specimens. Only a fraction of the Museum's research collection—less than 1%—is currently on display. This year features new research and new discoveries, providing stronger scientific understanding of ancient Alberta’s diversity of animal life.
New to the Exhibition Hall, Westerner Park is Dinosaurs Unearthed: Predator versus Prey! Come face-to-face-to-teeth with 26 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs and over 20 fossils in this new and exciting exhibition. Find out which dinosaurs fought with each other, what kind of damage was done in the battles and how paleontologists know that it happened. Meet some species from the Jurassic and the Cretaceous – and from around the world. Compare your weight, or the weight of your entire family, to a T-Rex.
The Drumheller Dinosaur & Comic Expo is Drumheller’s premier comic expo which for 2 days celebrates all things science fiction, comic book, gaming, anime, cartoon, collectible, horror, and dinosaur related. Drumheller is a place like no other, with a population of over 8,000 people it also attracts thousands of visitors every year. Drumheller is home to the World’s Largest Dinosaur, Hoodoos, The Royal Tyrell Museum, Atlas Coal Mine, Dinosaur Fossils, and The Canadian Badlands Passion Play. Drumheller has been featured in movies such as Seventh Son, Superman 1978, Nightbreed, Shanghai Noon, Wild America, Koi…Mil Gaya, And many many more.Our Goals are to strive toward creating quality events for all in attendance to make sure you leave with great new memories. Our hope is that we will be able to continue improving this event every year so we can share our passion with others.