Tumbler Ridge abounds with opportunities to immerse yourself in the world of dinosaurs!
Experience Brooks and The County of Newell
Experience Dinosaur Provincial Park
Experience Southern Alberta
Drumheller is full of remarkable experiences, including these ones!
Experience dinosaur history in Edmonton.
Experience the Northern Dinosaur Trails.
Dinosaur Trail Map Keys
Attractions Along the Dinosaur Trails
1 Grasslands National Park:
Open year-round, this park has two separate blocks. Visitor centre open late May to mid Oct., reduced hours in spring/ fall
2 Eastend – The T.rex Discovery Centre:
Located along Hwy 13. Home to “Scotty” the T. rex. Opens May 20, 2017
3 Warner – Devil’s Coulee Dinosaur and Heritage Museum:
Contains dinosaur eggs, dinosaur models. Open mid-May to Sept.
4 Dinosaur Provincial Park:
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Open year round. Visitor Centre is open 9 – 5 Sun. to Thur., 9-7 Fri. & Sat. during summer season.
5 Calgary – Calgary Zoo:
Its Prehistoric Park features life-sized dinosaurs. This park is only open from Mar 23 –Oct 31 and part of it will be closed during 2017.
6 Drumheller – “The Dinosaur Capital of the World”:
Visitor Center is at the foot of the World’s Largest Dinosaur, Open 10-5:30.
7 Royal Tyrrell Museum:
Open year-round, hours vary seasonally. visit tyrrellmuseum.com
8 Red Deer – The Red Deer Museum & Art Gallery:
Collections include archaeological and paleontological artefacts.
Open 10-4:30 Mon to Fri and 12-4:30 on Weekends.
9 Edmonton – University of Alberta Paleontology Museum:
Houses two extraordinary collections. Open 8-4 Mon to Fri. Groups of five or more call (780) 492-3265 in advance.
10 Royal Alberta Museum:
New and expanded facility that is scheduled to reopen in early 2018.
11 Jurassic Forest:
Located close to the Goose Hummock Resort, 3 km north of Gibbons.
12 Grande Prairie – The Grande Prairie Museum:
Admission is FREE! Summer: Mon to Fri: 8:30-8:30; Sat & Sun: 10-6
13 Wembley – Philip J Currie Dinosaur Museum
Summer hours: Tues to Fri 10-8; Sat & Sun 10-6
14 Tumbler Ridge – The Dinosaur Discovery Gallery:
In the Peace Region Palaeontology Research Centre. Summer: Open 9-5
Some of the Famous Dinosaur & Fossil Finds: Dig Sites, Bones, Tracks & Eggs:
“Black Beauty” (A reproduction of its skull can be seen in the Frank Slide Interpretive Centre)
St. Mary Reservoir
Wally’s Beach, an area that is usually beneath the waters, has been exposed during construction, revealing tracks of extinct beasts including muskoxen, camels, and woolly mammoths.
The Wendiceratops pinhornensis, which was approximately six metres long, was found in a bone bed near Milk River by legendary dinosaur hunter Wendy Sloboda in 2010.
Largest dinosaur graveyard found in Alberta
Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park
Once an important hunting ground for the ancient Plains Cree, it’s now famous for its dinosaur fossils and rich bonebeds of the Albertosaurus.
Some 230 million years ago, what is now the Rocky Mountains actually formed the ocean floor. The first discovery was made in August 1909, when Dr. Charles Doolittle Walcott visited the mountains overlooking the town of Field, B.C. Over the next 16 years, Walcott collected more than 65,000 fossil specimens from the area. They now grace the halls of some of the world’s greatest museums.
Although west-central Alberta has not had many dinosaur skeletons, more than 10,000 dinosaur footprints have been uncovered in coal mines.
The remains of 3 dinosaurs were discovered on Aug. 18, 2010 by City of Edmonton workers digging a new sewer tunnel 30 metres underground
In 2011, dinosaur bones were discovered at a Suncor Energy mine. The fossil turned out to be one of the best preserved Ankylosaurs in the world. “All the armor is in place as was skin and other soft tissues”
This area is the richest site of fossils and footprints in the world. Hudson’s Hope Museum display is one of the finest collections in the area.