Canadian Badlands

Isn't It Time You Visited Dinosaur Provincial Park In The Canadian Badlands?

The City of Brooks lies in the heart of the Canadian Badlands in Alberta. An easy Badlands destination from our hotels in Brooks is Dinosaur Provincial Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

View the fascinating geology and dive into ancient history! Our top things to do in Dinosaur Provincial Park include:

  1. Stroll through the park on the public loop, our favourite interpretive trail is Cottonwood Flats.
  2. Register for an Interpretive Tour Program. Dinosaur Provincial Park offers indoor and outdoor programs for all ages and physical abilities. These tour programs often give you behind the scenes access to private portions of the park.
  3. Take in the mighty landscape surrounding you in the park. Use one of the park's fun checklists as you wander to learn about the local animals, flora and birds.

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Day Tripping Ideas

Below are a couple trip ideas you can take from Brooks within the Canadian Badlands (allow a minimum of 30 to 90-minutes for driving time):

  1. Only an hour away is Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park, where you can view and re-imagine the Blackfoot people’s history through performances, exhibitions and walking tours.
  2. Medalta in the historic clay district in Medicine Hat will not dissapoint. Learn about the history of the clay industries and view artists in residence, or take in a interactive workshop.
  3. Visit the Alberta Birds Of Prey Visitor Centre in Coaldale, AB for a hands-on experience with some majestic birds. Don't miss the flight demonstrations.
  4. The Royal Tyrrell Museum, a world class research site and stunning public museum displaying dinosaur remains and fascinating reconstructions based on scientists’ latest research, is a must-visit spot.