Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about two hours' drive east of Calgary, amidst striking badland topography.
Known for being one of the greatest dinosaur fossil beds in the world, thirty-nine dinosaur species, dating back more than 75 million years, have been discovered here and more than 500 specimens have been removed for exhibition in museums worldwide.
Fauna and flora
The park boasts a very complex ecosystem, including cottonwoods surrounded by prairies and some of the world’s most northerly cactus species. Jackrabbits, deer, pronghorn antelope, rattle and garter snakes are found in the park, while at dusk coyotes and nighthawks are commonly seen.
Suggested itinerary featuring Dinosaur Provincial Park
This sample itinerary will give you an idea of what is possible when you travel in Dinosaur Provincial Park, and showcases routes we know work particularly well. Treat this as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Dinosaur Provincial Park
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Dinosaur Provincial Park
- Claresholm 106 miles away
- Calgary 115 miles away
- Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park 117 miles away
- Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump 121 miles away
- Kyle 151 miles away
- Waterton Lakes National Park 163 miles away
- Canmore 171 miles away
- Banff 181 miles away
- Fernie 181 miles away
- The Kootenays 200 miles away
- Lake Louise 210 miles away
- Edmonton 211 miles away
- The Purcell Mountains 211 miles away
- Yoho National Park 221 miles away
- Field 223 miles away