Discover the secrets of the dinosaur-bearing Wapiti Formation through this memorable river float excursion. We will transport you back into an ancient world, while you also experience the peace and beauty of the modern river. Learn from paleontologists, touch newly exposed fossils, and explore sites only accessible from the water.
The tour starts at the The Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, where guests receive their safety gear and adventure bags before being shuttled to Pipestone Creek Park. The float tour takes you on a unique 4-hour experience down the Wapiti River (the ride is gentle and there are no rapids). This unique experience focuses on geology, paleoecology, and natural history of the Peace Region. We’ll show you what to look for and what to do when you find a potential fossil.
Our highly trained rafters, certified by Rescue Canada, will inform you about the safety procedures and the itinerary of the float tour prior to embarking on this exciting trip. There are two stops along the way: one for a lunch break, with delicious food prepared by Café on 43, and another one at Spring Creek, a site rich in fossilized plant material. There, our paleontology guide will teach you about a world that once flourished here, with animal species thriving in a long-gone warm-temperate environment. This includes dinosaurs, but also ancient crocodiles, mammals, fish, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.
The tour wraps up with our Dino Bus bringing you back to your vehicles at the museum, where you can enjoy a meal or drink on our patio, shop the gift shop, or tour the lab and/or museum. Guaranteed to be an epic river adventure!
The 4.5 hour program includes:
Pre-program with our team at Pipestone Creek campground
3.5-4 hour float down the Wapiti River
Riverside picnic style lunch provided
Fossil exploration at our Spring Creek fossil site
Return trip from the exit point back to Pipestone Creek
OUR RIVER ADVENTURE PRICE LIST
$160.00 per adult
$140.00 per youth (8+)
$900- Group Bookings (entire raft- 8 adults) ideal for team building, special events and corporate retreats
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring/wear the following:
Comfortable shoes that can get wet
Clothing appropriate to the weather conditions (dress in layers it is cool in the morning)
At least 1L of water per person
swimsuit under clothing
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
Safety waivers must be signed by all participants
Guests *meet at the museum for their tours
There are washrooms at the Pipestone Creek campground. However, there are no facilities available once the float has begun; please plan accordingly
Tours are weather-dependent, and may be rescheduled in the event of adverse weather conditions