One of our most exciting tours this season! Land and See the history of late cretaceous Grande Prairie and area. The tour officially starts at the World-Renowned Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park, where we will pick you up in our Dino bus and transport you down to Pipestone Creek – Home of the Pachyrhinosaurus Lakustai, found only in our region! After a brief tutorial, you will meet our trained river guides on the Wapiti River and get ready to float down the Wapiti learning about Out Crops and Natural History as well as the fossil and dinosaur history of the area. During the tour, our river guides and palaeo will point out hidden gem dig sites inaccessible by foot, where you will stop at one of our active sites (Spring Creek) educating you on local wildlife and history of the area. After soaking up all the history and wildlife that the Wapiti Formations has, your float will continue and then end at one of the best outdoor activity centres in the region – Nitehawk Year-Round Adventure Park where a late lunch and Q&A with the Palaeo Guides will be waiting for you.
The 4.5 hour program includes:
Pre program with our team from Nitehawk to Pipestone on the Dino Bus
3 Hour Float down the Wapiti
Fossil exploration at our Spring Creek bone bed (Mid float)
Late Lunch and QA at Nitehawk Adventure Park with the Palaeo team
$150.00 per person; visitors must arrange their own transportation to and from Nitehawk Year Round Adventure Park.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring the following:
Comfortable shoes that can get wet
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
Safety waivers must be signed by all participants
Due to the possible presence of wild animals, food and drink (other than water) are not allowed
There are no washrooms available once the walk has begun; please plan accordingly
Tours are weather-dependent, and may be cancelled in the event of adverse conditions