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
Hammerhead Scenic Tours offers public and private full-day, half-day, and multi-day tours to the most beautiful and memorable attractions in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Southern, and Central Alberta. Explore with an experienced small tour company - the Calgary, Banff, Banff National Park, Lake Louise, Waterton National Park, The Canadian Badlands, Native History and much more from the comfort of an expertly guided tour. The mission statement is to provide a safe, friendly and personalized service to their customers. To achieve this goal they limit their tours to 14 people giving their tour guide ample opportunity to make each customer feel most welcome when enjoying their own personal experience of Albertan hospitality. They believe that there is a tour for everyone’s interests and abilities and they are always happy to be flexible and accommodating for their customers who will enjoy the relaxed and casual pace.
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.