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Guided Excavation

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.

 

The Guided Excavation Program (1 day, 2 days, 3 days) is a premium program that is centred around participation in an authentic palaeontological excavation. It is designed for active adults looking for an in-depth experience. The age restriction of 14 years and up is strictly applied.

 

 

 

 

Guided Excavation 1 Day

On sale starting February 17, 2015.

 

Join a real excavation in this fully authentic dig and get the chance to uncover fossils never before seen by human eyes. For ages 14 and up.


Price: $165/person Pricing subject to change for 2015 season.


Length of program: 7 hours


Ages: Ages 14 years and up (participants ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult).


Difficulty: Difficult. Come prepared for sitting or kneeling on the ground, working with tools under the hot sun, and hiking in slippery conditions.


Capacity: 6 people/day


Wheelchair accessible: No


This is a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a fully authentic dinosaur dig. With an experienced palaeontological technician as your guide, you will learn the techniques of excavating dinosaurs and work in a team to uncover fossils never before seen by human eyes. The day includes an orientation to the Park and the research project, working in a real quarry, and hiking and prospecting for new fossil finds. Your work will contribute to research going on at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Lunch is provided.


Reservation information: Reservations can be made up until 2:00 p.m. the day before the scheduled program day.


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.

Dinosaur Provincial Park reserves the right to cancel the program for reasons such as poor weather, insufficient number of registrations, or any other pertinent reason. Full refunds would be provided in such cases.

 

The Guided Excavation Program is proudly supported by Gretchen Marks and Ken Kucher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guided Excavation 2 Day Package

On sale starting February 17, 2015.

 

Participate in a real dinosaur excavation for two days in this UNESCO World Heritage Site, with this package that includes meals and three nights of accommodation. For ages 14 and up.


Price: $500/person


Length of program: 2 days


Ages: Ages 14 years and up (participants ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Limit of 2 youth per adult.


Difficulty: Difficult. Come prepared for sitting or kneeling on the ground, working with tools under the hot sun, and hiking in slippery conditions.


Capacity: 6 people/program


Wheelchair accessible: No


This is a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a fully authentic dinosaur dig. With an experienced palaeontological technician as your guide, you will learn the techniques of excavating dinosaurs and work in a team to uncover fossils never before seen by human eyes. The experience includes an orientation to the Park and the research project, working in a real quarry, and hiking and prospecting for new fossil finds. Your work will contribute to research going on at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.


Includes: Two days participation in a real palaeontological excavation, accommodations (up to 3 nights), lunch and supper on day 1, and breakfast and lunch on day 2. Accommodations are on site and are private furnished rooms. Bathrooms, kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave, dishes) and laundry facilities are shared among participants. Bed linens and towels are provided.


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.


Reservation information: Reservations can be made up until one week before the scheduled program.


Cancellation information: Participants may cancel with a notice of at least two weeks prior to beginning of scheduled program and receive a refund of their program fee, however the $5 booking fee is non-refundable. Refunds will not be provided for programs cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice. Program cancellations may only be done by calling (403) 378-4344.

Dinosaur Provincial Park reserves the right to cancel the program for reasons such as poor weather, insufficient number of registrations, or any other pertinent reason. Full refunds will be provided in such cases.

 

The Guided Excavation Program is proudly supported by Gretchen Marks and Ken Kucher.

 

 

 

Guided Excavation 3 Day Package

On sale starting February 17, 2015.

 

Immerse yourself in a three day experience of digging dinosaurs, prospecting for fossils, and hiking in the backcountry with this package that includes meals and four nights of accommodation. Ages 14 and up.


Price: $700/person


Length of program: 3 days


Ages: Ages 14 years and up (participants ages 14- 17 must be accompanied by a paying adult). Limit of 2 youth per adult.


Difficulty: Difficult. Come prepared for sitting or kneeling on the ground, working with tools under the hot sun, and hiking in slippery conditions.


Capacity: 6 people/program


Wheelchair accessible: No


This is a once- in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a fully authentic dinosaur dig. With an experienced palaeontological technician as your guide, you will learn the techniques of excavating dinosaurs and work in a team to uncover fossils never before seen by human eyes. The experience includes an orientation to the Park and the research project, working in a real quarry, and hiking and prospecting for new fossil finds. Your work will contribute to research going on at the Royal Tyrrell Museum.


Includes: Three days participation in a real palaeontological excavation (including prospecting for new fossil material), up to 4 nights accommodations, lunch and supper on day 1, all meals on day 2 and breakfast and lunch on day 3. Accommodations are on site and are private furnished rooms. Bathrooms, kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave, dishes) and laundry facilities are shared among participants. Bed linens and towels are provided.


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.


Reservation information: Reservations can be made up until one week before the scheduled program.


Cancellation information: Participants may cancel with a notice of at least 2 weeks prior to beginning of scheduled program and receive a refund of their program fee, however the $5 booking fee is non- refundable. Refunds will not be provided for program cancelled with less than 2 weeks notice. Program cancellations may only be done by calling (403) 378-4344.


Dinosaur Provincial Park reserves the right to cancel the program for reasons such as poor weather, insufficient number of registrations, or any other pertinent reason. Full refunds would be provided in such cases.

 

The Guided Excavation Program is proudly supported by Gretchen Marks and Ken Kucher.

 

 

 

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