Alberta offers ample locations to dig into the past
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.
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.
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.
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Set among the Alberta Battle River Badlands, LaPrairieaire offers guided tours of three separate LaPrairieaire properties featuring both palaeontological and unique archaeological sites that make for fascinating and educational outings. LP Eco-Tours 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.Operating May-September
Have you ever dreamed of exploring and discovering a dinosaur fossil with some of the world’s greatest dinosaur hunters? The Dinosaur Research Institute (DRI) is a non-profit charitable society with the mission to find, manage and direct financial support for western Canadian dinosaur research by graduate students and scientists.
Are you ready to be transported to another time? Let True Alberta Tours take you on your next adventure! Explore one of Alberta's most unique landscapes, hike in Horseshoe Canyon, walk up the World’s Largest Dinosaur, and tour the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Itinerary is flexible, visit what you want and at your own pace - you won't be stuck on a tour bus with a large group on a set schedule. Exclusive transport to and from locations in a 2015 Ford F150 Truck. Vehicle is fully insured, Class 1 licenced driver. Your safety and enjoyment is the highest priority. True Alberta Tours is here to show you the authentic and real Alberta, only possible with an Albertan Veteran. Book your getaway today!