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Fossil Prospecting


Become a fossil hunter as you hike through the spectacular terrain of Dinosaur Provincial Park in search of dinosaur bones and other fossil remains. Ages 14 and up. (No pets allowed on this hike.)

Price: $80.00 per person (includes lunch)

Length of program: 6 hours (9:30 am-3:30 pm)

Ages: Ages 14 and up. Participants between the ages of 14 and 17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Difficulty: Difficult 5 to 8 km distance over rough terrain

Capacity: 5 people/day

Wheelchair accessible: No

Experience the excitement of fossil prospecting as you hike through the spectacular terrain of Dinosaur Provincial Park in search of dinosaur bones and other fossil remains. With an experienced park staff as your guide, you will get to prospect for fossils just like the professionals, learning the secrets of where to look and what to look for as you explore the breath- taking Alberta badlands. Each excursion will explore a different area of the Park, with the opportunity to discover something new each time. Although you will discover fossils yourself, please note that there will be no digging involved and all material will be left in the Park. Don t miss your chance to make the next big discovery! Lunch is provided.

Important Information

Ticket Pickup: Tickets must be picked up at the Information Desk in the Park Visitor Centre/Field Station at least 30 minutes prior to the program starting time. All tours will leave at the scheduled time. Late arrivals will not be refunded.

Location: Program starts at the Park Visitor Centre, and from there participants will travel by Jeep into various backcountry locations.

Be Prepared: For your comfort and safety please bring at least 2 litres of water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and insect repellent. Footwear restriction; sturdy hiking boots are required. Breathable long pants and long sleeved shirt are recommended.

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. In this case a full-refund will be provided.

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.

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