Dinosaur Provincial Park

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Interpretive Programs such as bus tours and hikes begin on Saturday of the Victoria Day (May) long weekend and run until mid October. Reservations are highly recommended for these popular programs.

There are Interpretive Programs for all ages and all levels of physical ability. Age limits for each program are strictly adhered to plus some programs have footwear restrictions (no sandals or crocs).

For any outdoor programs please make sure you bring a hat, water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellent and wear sturdy closed toe and heel footwear (running shoes are fine but NO crocs, sandals, or flip flops!).

Explorer's Bus Tour


Experience the stunning views of the beautiful badlands from the comfort of a park tour bus and during short excursions off the bus. You will visit an in-situ Hadrosaur dinosaur display plus you will experience the unquie geology while you learn about the explorers who have travelled to this special place over the past 100+ years.


Great for all ages. (No pets allowed on interpretive tour programs, in the park buses or in the Park Visitor Centre please.)

Price: Adult $17, Youth $10 (ages 7 - 17 yrs), Child $5 (ages 4-6 yrs), Baby $2 (0-3 yrs), Family $45

(When you purchase any combination of to 2 Adults and up to 3 Youth/Child/Baby (up to 5 total seats) the program will find you the best rate and offer the Family pricing.)

Length of program: 1.75 hours

Ages: All ages (no stollers allowed on the bus due to limited space). Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult. "Babes in arms" are considered persons and must have a full seat reserved for them regardless of whether they are being held by a parent. * Note the NEW cheaper Baby pricing for 2018 on this program!

Difficulty: Easy but uneven surfaces when off the bus at various stops

Capacity: 24 people/tour

Wheelchair accessible: No; due to the rough terrain, this program is not wheelchair accessible.


Be prepared for your tour: for your comfort and safety please bring water, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent.

Tours leave on scheduled times so please arrive ½ hour before tour time to pick up your tickets at the Park Visitor Centre and be ready to load.

Parking is located in the Cretaceous Cafe/concession parking lot, just down from the Visitor Centre, (a short walk on the path) where you will load onto the park bus.

Alternate Program: In the event of rain, wet conditions, unsafe road conditions, or other conditions that threaten the safety and comfort of participants, programs may be cancelled or replaced with alternate programs at the regular ticket price. Content of program is the same or similar. Refunds are available if visitors choose not to participate in the alternate program.

Cancellation Policy: When you book less than 12 seats you may cancel up to 48 hours before the event and receive a refund of the tour fee. Events cancelled by the participant with less than 48 hours notice will not be refunded.

Large Group Cancellation: If you book 12 or more seats on our 24 passenger park bus, the park will require 1 full week for a refund of your tour fee.

Program cancellations may only be done by calling (403) 378-4344.


Reservation fee: The $5 booking fee is non- refundable when you cancel.


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