To put things in perspective, more dinosaur fossils have been discovered here in the Dinosaur Provincial Park than anywhere else on earth. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1979, one of five in the province and probably the most striking. Here’s a story I wrote about the best dinosaur experiences in Canada.
Length of Trip : 1 Day
Cost : Dinosaur Provincial Park is free to visit. There are guided interpretive tours May to September, focusing on various aspects, ranging from $14 to $24 a person. A one day guided excavation to an authentic dinosaur dig, including instruction, tools, lunch and prospecting, is available June to September, and costs $165 per person. This excursion is not wheelchair friendly.
Best time to go : Summer
Wheelchair friendly : No
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat : in Drumheller: Bernie & the Boys in Grande Prairie: Padrino’s Italian Ristorante
Official Site : www.albertaparks.ca
Note from Robin : The ground around the bonebeds may be muddy and wet or dry and dusty. Prepare for volatile weather.