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, sturdy closed toe and heel footwear (running shoes are fine but no crocs or sandals), sunscreen and insect repellent.
This 4 hour hike is a fantastic way to experience Dinosaur Provincial Park's landscape, wildlife, and fossils. Age restriction is 10 years and up. Don't forget your hiking boots and water ! No pets allowed on this hike.
Challenge yourself with a half-day trek into some of the most beautiful and rugged parts of the fossil-rich badlands. Ages 10 and up. Difficult hike: please read "Difficulty Section" below. (No pets allowed on interpretive tour programs, in the park buses or in the Park Visitor Centre please.)
Price: Adult $29, Youth $19 (ages 10 - 17 yrs)
Length of program: 4 hours
Ages: Ages 10 years and up. For safety reasons infants, toddlers and young children are not allowed on this hike. Participants under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Difficulty: Difficult - 6 km distance: This hike takes place over very uneven terrain requiring great balance and the ability to go up and down steep slopes. Also note: High exposure to sun as there is no shade available during the hike.
Capacity: 19 people/hike
Wheelchair accessible: No
Specially designed for the adventurous, the Great Badlands Hike is a half-day trek into some of the most beautiful and rugged parts of the Park. As you are guided over steep slopes and through coulees you will learn how fossil hunters tackle "les mauvaises terres à traverser" in their search for dinosaur bones, and how modern plants and animals have adapted to survive in this challenging environment.
Be prepared for this 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! Also note age restrictions for this hike.
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: 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.