Dig Into the Prehistoric Past
More than 40 species of dinosaurs once roamed Alberta. Very few places on earth showcase the remains of so many species and complete dinosaur skeletons. A hub for palaeontology, Alberta boats two world-leading facilities: the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the recently opened Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, both strategically situated near some of the most important dinosaur fossil locations in the world.
- The newly opened Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum was the fastest museum project executed in Canadian history, and received the Outstanding Achievement Award (Science/Exhibition), conferred by the Canadian Museums Association.
- Its use of augmented reality platforms brings dinosaurs to life, while chase scenes through the galleries are a highlight for visitors.
- Travellers can participate in Jurassic adventures in Dinosaur Provincial Park and the Canadian Badlands. Unique experiences include: guided excavations (with real palaeontologists), fossil safaris, hiking over bone beds and assembling an exact replica of a dinosaur skeleton.