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Fossils abound in Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park

The Story

There may be no better place in the world to search for dinosaur remains than Alberta's Dinosaur Provincial Park. In this 1986 report from CBC-TV's Midday, Canadian paleontologist Philip Currie tells visiting colleagues: "When we first came here, you couldn't walk anywhere without stepping on (dinosaur) bone."

Medium: Television
Program: Midday
Broadcast Date: June 17, 1986
Guests: Philip Currie, John Ostrum
Host: Valerie Pringle
Duration: 3:33

Did You know?

• The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Dinosaur Provincial Park a World Heritage Site in 1979.

• This CBC report features displays at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, the self-proclaimed Dinosaur Capital of the World. The museum opened in 1985 and contains the largest collection of specimens from the park. 

• This CBC report incorrectly refers to Dinosaur National Park. It's Dinosaur Provincial Park.

•  Drumheller is also home to a giant reproduction of a dinosaur.




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