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Dig & Discover Package

Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Running Time: 1 day 7 hours


Dig & Discover 2 Day Package


Participate in an authentic dinosaur excavation for one day and also prospect for new fossil finds in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Package includes up to 3 nights of accommodation in our research camp and most meals. For ages 14 and up; this is not a children s program.


Price: $450/person


Length of program: 2 days


Ages: Adult and youth, ages 14 years and up (participants ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Limit of 2 youth per adult.


Difficulty: Difficult. Come prepared for sitting or kneeling on the ground, working with tools under the hot sun, and hiking in rugged badlands conditions. Footwear restriction: wear hiking boots/shoes; NO sandals. Also recommended to have a long sleeve shirt and long pants, lightweight, to protect against sun and mosquitoes.


Capacity: up to 6 people/program


Wheelchair accessible: No


This is a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a fully authentic dinosaur dig. With an experienced palaeontological technician as your guide, you will learn the techniques of excavating dinosaurs and work to uncover fossils never before seen by human eyes. The experience includes an orientation to the Park and the research project, working in a real quarry, and also a day of hiking and prospecting for new fossil finds. Your work will contribute to research going on at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.


Includes: One day fossil prospecting (hiking) and one day participating in an authentic palaeontological excavation, accommodations (up to 3 nights), breakfast, lunch and supper on day 1, and breakfast and lunch and supper on day 2. Accommodations are on site and are private furnished rooms. Bathrooms, kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave, dishes) and laundry facilities are shared among participants. Bed linens are provided. Bring towels and toilettres.


Alternate Program: In the event of rain, wet conditions, unsafe road conditions, or other conditions that threaten the safety and comfort of participants, this program will be cancelled and refunds available.


Reservation information: Reservations can be made up until one week before the scheduled program.


Cancellation information: Participants may cancel with a notice of at least two weeks prior to beginning of scheduled program and receive a refund of their program fee, however the $5 booking fee is non-refundable. Refunds will not be provided for programs cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice. Program cancellations may only be done by calling (403) 378-4344. 

Dinosaur Provincial Park reserves the right to cancel the program for reasons such as poor weather, insufficient number of registrations, or any other pertinent reason. Full refunds will be provided in such cases.




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