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.
NEW FOR 2019! Your tour includes admission to the expert interpreter lead Explorers Bus Tour at Dinosaur Provincial Park.
Your friendly driver-guide will meet you at the centrally located Calgary Tower at 7:45am. Travel in comfort in one of our comfortable touring shuttles with a small group. We will leave the city behind and journey into the vast Alberta prairie. From your window admire big Alberta skies, endless farm and ranch land and count the train-cars on the railway line. Late morning we will arrive at Dinosaur Provincial Park UNESCO World Heritage Site. Leave the prairie behind you and step into another world in the heart of The Canadian Badlands- the largest stretch of Badlands in Canada.
Start your adventure by boarding the Explorers Bus with an expert park interpreter. Be amazed by the rugged landscape as you see the sandstone hoodoos up close. You will learn about history of the park and the pre-historic giants that once roamed this area. Your expert guide will satisfy your thirst for paleontology and geology knowledge. You may be lucky enough to stumble on an ancient fossil or see native wildlife sunning themselves in the hot Alberta sun.
After your guided tour ends take some time to relax. Enjoy your lunch then take your time browsing the Fossil Exhibits located in the Interpretive Centre- all of them discovered right here at Dinosaur Provincial Park. You’ll have time to roam the trails on your own before we head back to the city. We depart mid-afternoon and you will arrive back at The Calgary Tower approximately 5:30pm- Just 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 purchase lunch at the Cretaceous Cafe 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.
EVERY THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY MAY 23 TO AUGUST 31 2019
Depart Calgary Tower at 7:45am
Depart Dinosaur Provincial Park 3pm (Arrive in Calgary approx 5:30pm)
Adult $149 Child $79
Includes: Admission to Explorers Bus Tour at Dinosaur Provincial Park and entry pass to Visitor Centre Exhibit Gallery.
*NOTE: Minimum 48 hour advance booking is required.
*NOTE: Minimum 4 participants required for tour to run. In the event that the minimum participants is not met the tour will be cancelled with 48 hours notice and your credit card will be refunded. We will contact you at the email you provide in the booking form. Should you wish us to contact you by other means please make note of this in the customer comment box on the booking form.
*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
Terms & Conditions
All ticket purchases are final sale. No refund will be issued for purchased tickets with the only exception being if Prairie Sprinter must cancel the tour on the date the ticket is purchased for. Tickets may be transferred to a different name. It is your responsibility to inform Prairie Sprinter of any name change to the ticket holder.
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