Dinosaur Provincial Park World Heritage Site

Provincial park in the province of Alberta, Canada; UNESCO World Heritage site

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Dinosaur Provincial Park
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Chasmosaurus belli, which was found in the Park, on display at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
LocationCounty of Newell / Special Area No. 2, near Brooks
Alberta
Coordinates50°45′42″N 111°29′06″W / 50.76167°N 111.48500°W / 50.76167; -111.48500Coordinates: 50°45′42″N 111°29′06″W / 50.76167°N 111.48500°W / 50.76167; -111.48500
Area73.29 square kilometres (28.30 sq mi)
Founded1955
Governing bodyAlberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
IUCN Category III (Natural Monument)
Provincial Park of Alberta1955
TypeNatural
Criteriavii, viii
Designated1979 (3rd session)
Reference no.71
CountryCanada
RegionEurope and North America
Dinosaur Provincial Park is located in Alberta
Dinosaur Provincial Park
Location of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta
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Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated a two hour drive east of Calgary, Alberta, Canada; or 48 kilometres (30 mi), about a half-hour drive northeast of Brooks.

The park is situated in the Red Deer River valley, which is noted for its striking badland topography, and abundance of dinosaur fossils. The park is well known for being one of the richest dinosaur fossil locales in the world. Fifty-eight dinosaur species have been discovered at the park and more than 500 specimens have been removed and exhibited in museums around the globe. The renowned fossil assemblage of nearly 500 species of life, from microscopic fern spores to large carnivorous dinosaurs, justified its becoming a World Heritage Site in 1979.

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