Dinosaur Provincial Park – Brooks, Alberta

Throw back Thursday, I am re blogging one of the best vacations a family can take.

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If you know anyone obsessed with dinosaurs, then you have to go to south-central Alberta.  The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller is undeniably world class.  We’ve also experienced the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, which has a fantastic section on dinosaurs along with many other breathtaking exhibits, but if you want  full-on dinosaur then the Royal Tyrrell is the best place to go.  Really it’s only drawback is that its is an hour and a half drive from Calgary and, it seams, no-where near anywhere else.

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Here is some advice to justify the trip out there.   Augment your holiday with a couple of nights at Dinosaur Provincial Park, a 2 1/2 hr drive east, and you’ve got yourselves a Dinopolooza family vacation.

I got a “we’re so lost” feeling driving here on route 876 because when you believe you must be getting close…

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Dinosaur Trail (Holiday Trails) Campground – Drumheller, Alberta

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As we said in our Dinosaur Provincial Park review, if you know anyone obsessed with dinosaurs, then you have to go to south-central Alberta.  Drumheller is for the dino-obsessed.  Its must be the dinosaur tourism capital of the world, complete with the word’s largest dinosaur that you can climb up into.

Drumheller is located in an ancient river valley, where the stratified canyon walls make it easy to access millions of year old fossils and bones that tell us newbie humans about our reptilian predecessors. It also makes for very unique scenery during the drive here. Continue reading

Dinosaur Provincial Park – Brooks, Alberta

www.albertaparks.ca/dinosaur.aspxAlberta208

If you know anyone obsessed with dinosaurs, then you have to go to south-central Alberta.  The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller is undeniably world class.  We’ve also experienced the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, which has a fantastic section on dinosaurs along with many other breathtaking exhibits, but if you want  full-on dinosaur then the Royal Tyrrell is the best place to go.  Really it’s only drawback is that its is an hour and a half drive from Calgary and, it seams, no-where near anywhere else. Continue reading