Dinosaur Provincial Park

Centrosaurus Quarry Hike

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!).

Hike over 2 kilometres up sandstone ridges to a former dig site where hundreds of horned dinosaurs died 76 million years ago. Due to distance and extreme heat there is an age restriction on this hike which is 7 years and up. Babies, toddlers and children 6 years and under are not allowed on this rugged hike.


Footwear restriction on all outdoor programs: wear proper hiking shoes or other closed toe and heel shoes for the badlands! No sandals, crocs, flip flops, etc on the park's outdoor programs!


The Centrosaurus Quarry Hike offers a Family rate and the online reservation site will pick the best deal for your family of up to 5. Families include 2 Adults and their Youth (7-17 years). Other tickets that do not fit into the Family rate will remain at the regular price and added to your purchase.

Centrosaurus Quarry Hike

Centrosaurus Bonebed Hike


Length of program: 2 hours 30 minutes


Difficulty: Moderate - Difficult - 2 km distance over rough terrain, up and over sandstone and mudstone ridges, some scrambling.


Ages: Ages 7 years and up. For safety reasons infants and toddlers are not allowed on this hike. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.


Price: Adult $25, Youth (ages 7 - 17 yrs) $15, Family $70 (2 adults and their youth up to 5 spaces). The booking program will pick the best rate for your family. Please note: no children or babies on this program.


Capacity: 24 people/hike


Wheelchair accessible: No


The Centrosaurus Bonebed Hike is your best opportunity to see the unequalled concentration of dinosaur fossils that makes Dinosaur Provincial Park world famous. You will journey through rugged streambeds and over sandstone ridges to reach a former dig site, known as a  bonebed , that contains the remains of hundreds of horned dinosaurs! As you investigate the clues these fossils provide you will be challenged to come up with your own theory to explain their mass death.

Be prepared for your hike: for your safety and comfort please bring water, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent. Note footwear restriction on all hikes: participants must wear sturdy closed toe and heel footwear; NO sandals or flip-flops allowed on hikes! Also note age restrictions for this hike: ages 7 years and up.


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 alternate program is the same or similar. Refunds are available if visitors choose not to participate in the alternate program.

Cancellation Policy: Participants may cancel up to 48 hours before the event and receive a refund of their program fee, however the $5 booking fee is non- refundable. Events cancelled by the participant with less than 48 hours notice will not be refunded. Program cancellations may only be done by calling (403) 378-4344.





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