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Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about two and a half hours drive southeast of Calgary, Alberta, Canada or 48 kilometres (30 mi), about a half hour drive, northeast of Brooks. The park is situated in the valley of the Red Deer River, which is noted for its striking badland topography. The park is well known for being one of the richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world. Forty dinosaur species have been discovered at the park and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums across the globe. The renowned fossil assemblage of nearly 500 species of life, from microscopic fern spores to large carnivorous dinosaurs, justified it becoming a World Heritage Site in 1979.

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NEWS FEED
  • Love it!
    guestBook Guestbook/ karkarmcm/ Jun 17, 2017

    It is such a cool experience to go to this park. The campsite in this Provincial park is one of my favourites.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ cdubs13/ May 26, 2017
  • Mount Garibaldi - An Afternoon At Garibaldi Lake
    guestBook Guestbook/ marquisarose/ Feb 2, 2015 Mount Garibaldi - An Afternoon At Garibaldi Lake

    On my adventurous journey for the Duke of Edinburgh award bronze level my dad and I hiked up Mt. Garibaldi and spent the night there. The weather was absolutely stunning, and the lake reflected the mountains and sky beautifully. This picture demonstrates the pure wilderness and authenticity of Canada.

  • Walking Amongst Dinosaurs
    guestBook Guestbook/ megarade07/ Nov 21, 2014 Walking Amongst Dinosaurs

    During our time in Alberta, we heard it was the land of dinosaurs, where dinosaurs lived and roamed. Well good thing we were in Alberta, because we went to see the land of dinosaurs, and I tell you, it was different than seeing grizzly bears up on the Rocky Mountains. We got to see the different bones of the different species of dinosaurs, which helped us visualize the everyday life of a dinosaur back in the Jurassic era, and see the different predators and their preys.

  • great choic
    guestBook Guestbook/ hebaomari/ Mar 12, 2014

    i think UNESCO made a great choice because it is a part of canadas history

  • drumheller
    guestBook Guestbook/ oooooo/ Mar 5, 2014

    dinosaurs good

  • exhibitions
    guestBook Guestbook/ tbone/ Dec 25, 2013

    i used to think that the ROM in Toronto had the best dinasaur displays . this place us the best !

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After this site was nominated by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, a formal World Heritage Site dedication ceremony occurred at the park on June 15, 1980. What significant natural feature(s) were recognized with respect to this distinction:

Unique riverside habitat All of these factors The exceptional abundance and diversity of dinosaur and other vertebrate fossils The largest and most spectacular area of badlands in Canada
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Dinosaur Provincial Park

Dinosaur Provincial Park

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After this site was nominated by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO, a formal World Heritage Site dedication ceremony occurred at the park on June 15, 1980. What significant natural feature(s) were recognized with respect to this distinction:

Unique riverside habitat All of these factors The exceptional abundance and diversity of dinosaur and other vertebrate fossils The largest and most spectacular area of badlands in Canada
NEWS FEED
  • Love it!
    guestBook Guestbook/ karkarmcm/ Jun 17, 2017

    It is such a cool experience to go to this park. The campsite in this Provincial park is one of my favourites.

  • Explore150 photoSpot Snapshot/ cdubs13/ May 26, 2017
  • Mount Garibaldi - An Afternoon At Garibaldi Lake
    guestBook Guestbook/ marquisarose/ Feb 2, 2015 Mount Garibaldi - An Afternoon At Garibaldi Lake

    On my adventurous journey for the Duke of Edinburgh award bronze level my dad and I hiked up Mt. Garibaldi and spent the night there. The weather was absolutely stunning, and the lake reflected the mountains and sky beautifully. This picture demonstrates the pure wilderness and authenticity of Canada.

  • Walking Amongst Dinosaurs
    guestBook Guestbook/ megarade07/ Nov 21, 2014 Walking Amongst Dinosaurs

    During our time in Alberta, we heard it was the land of dinosaurs, where dinosaurs lived and roamed. Well good thing we were in Alberta, because we went to see the land of dinosaurs, and I tell you, it was different than seeing grizzly bears up on the Rocky Mountains. We got to see the different bones of the different species of dinosaurs, which helped us visualize the everyday life of a dinosaur back in the Jurassic era, and see the different predators and their preys.

  • great choic
    guestBook Guestbook/ hebaomari/ Mar 12, 2014

    i think UNESCO made a great choice because it is a part of canadas history

  • drumheller
    guestBook Guestbook/ oooooo/ Mar 5, 2014

    dinosaurs good

  • exhibitions
    guestBook Guestbook/ tbone/ Dec 25, 2013

    i used to think that the ROM in Toronto had the best dinasaur displays . this place us the best !

Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about two and a half hours drive southeast of Calgary, Alberta, Canada or 48 kilometres (30 mi), about a half hour drive, northeast of Brooks. The park is situated in the valley of the Red Deer River, which is noted for its striking badland topography. The park is well known for being one of the richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world. Forty dinosaur species have been discovered at the park and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums across the globe. The renowned fossil assemblage of nearly 500 species of life, from microscopic fern spores to large carnivorous dinosaurs, justified it becoming a World Heritage Site in 1979.

Brooks, Alberta
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Photo: Photograph by ceasol, used under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license (Source: Wikipedia)