Dinosaur Provincial Park

10 Quirky Facts about the Canadian Badlands

While many know that Alberta’s Canadian Badlands are famous for dinosaur fossils and other prehistoric artifacts, but there’s much more to this diverse and scenic region. From its impressive size to its broad range of attractions and destinations, it’s a perfect time to get to know the Canadian Badlands. Here
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Dinosaur Provincial Park - badlands. Photo Sue Mylde
A Budding Paleontologist’s Dream: Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta

No dinosaur-loving family’s trip to Alberta would be complete without a visit to Alberta’s Badlands. If you are up for an exciting day at a museum to see dinosaur exhibits, visiting the world-renowned Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller is also a must. However, if your family is up for a
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The Canadian Badlands are rich in history! We start with cowboys, back in First Nations history, all the way back to the time of dinosaurs.
Picturing the Past in the Canadian Badlands

Under the sun on the rugged landscape in Writing-on- Stone Provincial Park, our guide passes around a copy of a photo from 1924 of a Blackfoot (Pikuni) elder called Bird Rattle, etching a petroglyph that commemorates the journey he took to this special place. Our group passes the photo around, drawn
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hunting for Canadian Fossils
Four Hotbeds of Canadian Fossils: They’ll make your Dino Lovers Roar!

“I think I found coprolite mom. That’s dinosaur poop, you know.” I did, in fact, know what coprolite was – but I had no idea my five-year-old was so informed on the topic. On one of the hottest days of the summer, our family of five had embarked on the
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