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.
Bus Tours are a great way to experience Dinosaur Provincial Park's Natural Preserve, with the comfort and safety of one of our tour buses always nearby. This is for all ages.
The Explorer's Bus Tour 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) or Children (under 6 years). Other tickets that do not fit into the Family rate will remain at the regular price and added to your purchase.
Experience the stunning views of the beautiful badlands from the comfort of a park tour bus and during short excursions off the bus (4 stops). 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 $15, Youth (ages 7 - 17 years) $8, Child (ages 6 years and under) $4, Family $38
(When you purchase a combination of 2 Adults and 3 Youth/Children (up to 5 total) the program will find you the best rate and offer the Family pricing for 5 persons.)
Length of program: 1.5 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.
Difficulty: Easy but uneven surfaces when off the bus at approx. 4 stops
Capacity: 24 people/tour
Wheelchair accessible: Yes - Please call (403) 378-4344 well in advance of your visit to book for wheelchair service. At least 2 weeks notice is required before the date as we have to change out the 24 seat bus for our 19 seat wheelchair lift bus. Note: no washrooms available while on tour 1.5 hours. Also, there are rough, uneven sandstone surfaces to negotiate when off the bus at the approx. 4 stops along the way.
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 onto our tour bus.
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: 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.