dinosaur provincial park alberta

This valley in Canada is filled with relics from the age of the dinosaurs

If you've ever longed to go back in time and visit the age of the dinosaurs, there's a provincial park in Alberta that's basically as close as it gets. 

Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta is just a two-and-a-half hour drive east of Calgary, and there's nothing else quite like it. 

The park is located in the valley of the Red Deer River, and the valley's badlands are known to be some of the richest when it comes to dinosaur fossils. 

It became a World Heritage Site in 1979 due to the fact that fifty-eight dinosaur species have been discovered within Dinosaur Park, and nearly 500 specimens from within the park have been put on display in museums around the world. 

The park was established back in 1955, and it's been providing visitors (and the rest of the world) with unique experiences ever since. 

Some have compared walking through the park's badlands to walking on Mars, and visitors often say their experience there is otherworldly. 

The park also offers camping and comfort camping to those who want to make a longer trip out of their visit. 

There are numerous trails for those who want to see the park on foot, and the Visitor Centre features multiple exhibits for those who want to learn about the natural history of the park. 

And on top of all that, there are a variety of guided tours offered by the park for those who want to learn while they explore. 

So whether you're looking for an educational outing, you really love dinosaurs or you just want a really cool photo, this park should definitely be on your list of must-sees. 

Lead photo by

mackenzieheil


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