Home Forum Gallery Members Todays Posts

Dinosaur Provincial Park Rating: None

Canada Attractions / Landmarks / Places > Patricia Email This Bookmark Print
Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site two and a half hours southeast of Calgary. The park protects a very complex ecosystem comprised of prairie grasslands, badlands, and riverside cottonwoods.

It is located in the Red Deer River valley which is noted for it's striking badlands topography. Strange land formations rise up on all sides, sculpted by wind and water into hauntingly beautiful shapes known as hoodoos.

Some of the most extensive dinosaur fossil fields in the world are found here. Forty dinosaur species have been discovered at the park and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums across the globe.

The Dinosaur Provincial Park Visitor Centre features exhibits about dinosaurs, fossils, and the geology and natural history of the park. There is a video theater, fossil prep lab area, and a gift shop. Public programs are offered in the summer.
Edit Article

Dinosaur Provincial Park Pictures Add Picture

Dinosaur Provincial Park Videos Add Video