Calgary to Dinosaur Provincial Park | Day Tour
Step into another world. Watch the landscape transform from golden prairie to wild Badlands as you journey from Calgary to Dinosaur Provincial Park.
We will depart from the iconic Calgary Tower at 8:30am. On route, enjoy a brief stop at Boy Chief Trading Post to stretch your legs and shop for indigenous art and souvenirs. This family run business on the Siksika Nation offers the most unique gift shopping experience. You are sure to find a treasure or two to take home with you.
Together we will spend the afternoon at Dinosaur Provincial Park, one of the world's richest deposits of ancient fossils. Start off by standing on the edge of the prairie looking out over the largest most continuous stretch of Badlands. You'll be amazed by the abundant fossils, unusual wildlife and stunning landscapes at this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the fossil exhibits in the Visitor Centre and get up close to the species that have discovered right here in the park. After lunch we will hike as a group among the hoodoos on the Badlands Trail. An expert park interpreter will meet us at one of the two fossil houses to introduce us to the Headless Hadrosaur and then we set of into the protected natural preserve to search for fossils in the wild. No visit to the park would be complete without a walk into the lowest point of the park, with the Badlands peaks high above you, to visit the Plains Cottonwood tree's that are estimated to be more than 200 years old. After walking in the footsteps of prehistoric giants we will depart to return to Calgary in time for dinner.
What To Bring:
- The two most dangerous things in Dinosaur Provincial Park are the sun and the cactus. Protect yourself by wearing a hat, sunscreen and appropriate footwear to avoid injury.
- Pack a lunch or add a bagged lunch to your ticket purchase for $9.95. The Cretaceous Cafe on site is available to purchase lunch at the park.
- In the heat it is important to stay hydrated so bring a water bottle. Cool water will also be available on the bus.
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THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY MAY 18 TO SEPTEMBER 2 2017
Depart Calgary Tower 8:30am (Load at 8:15am)
Depart Dinosaur Provincial Park 4pm (Arrive in Calgary approx 6:30pm)
Adult $119 Child $45
Includes: Entry pass to Visitor Centre Exhibit Gallery.
Add Lunch $9.95
Lunches are made by Napi's Grill the morning of your departure and picked up at the Boy Chief Trading Post stop on route to the park. Choose from a variety of classic sandwiches, croissant sandwiches and sandwiches with your choice of side and drink.
*Children that meet car seat requirements MUST have a car seat supplied and installed by the adult travelling with them. Prairie Sprinter is unable to provide car seats.
*A confident level of mobility is essential to enjoy the park. Trails are mostly gravel, steep and uneven in places.
*Dinosaur Provincial Park is a natural area. Please wear appropriate footwear to avoid injury.
*Prairie Sprinter assumes no responsibility for accident or injury.
Photo Credit: Travel Alberta George Simhoni