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Dinosaur Provincial Park
Travel Planning
Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park at a Glance

Dinosaur Provincial Park is an awe-inspiring landscape of colorful canyons and moon-like badlands. This UNESCO listed park is the final resting place for thousands of dinosaurs and is a major site for paleontology.

If you arrive in summer, you need to be prepared for oven-like temperatures and limited shade. This beautiful landscape is harsh and dry, so it's important to have plenty of water, sun-screen and protective clothing.

Unaccompanied visitors are only allowed access to 30% of the park. Take several short hikes to spectacular canyon and bluff views. Enjoy the visitors' center. Stay in the campground. For a broader look at the park itself, sign up in advance for a guided hike or a guided bus tour. With the help of your guide, you'll be able to see more of the park and get to know its landscape and history.   

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      • Major Airport Calgary International Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American citizens and permanent residents must now have a valid U.S passport or U.S green card to enter Canada. Visitors from other countries may need a tourist visa and can determine their specific requirements by using the website of the Canadian government.  All visitors must be able to convince immigration officials that they have enough money for their trip, that they are healthy, and that they have ties in their home country that will draw them home again at the end of their visit. American citizens can learn more information on world-wide travel at the U.S State Department's website.

      Need to Know

      Severe Weather During the summer, temperatures can become quite hot and its important to bring enough water and seek shade to avoid heat related problems. Winter is cold and windy.  

      Safety Hazards Protect yourself from crime whether you are in town or in the isolated back country. Keep an eye on your belongings and keep valuables out of sight. Proper bear training, first-aid skills and injury avoidance techniques are important for people traveling in the back country.

      Health Hazards Alberta's cities and towns have clean drinking water and good public health. Visitors should always purify water from streams, rivers and lakes. If planning to be outdoors, know that Mosquitoes, sunburn and heat exhaustion can plague summer travelers. Hypothermia can also be an issue winter or summer. Keep a dry set of clothes, regulate your body temperature and drink enough water.