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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Good Earth Parks
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1996-98
Available in French: No

Dinosaur Provincial Park in Southern Alberta is world famous for its 75 million year old bone beds, unmatched in the world for sheer number and accessibility. This park is also the most extensive area of classic "badlands" in Canada, the result of the glacial melt that occurred 15,000 years ago and the effects of wind, ice and rain ever since.

Southern Alberta's Writing-On-Stone Park protects more rock art than any other location on the North American plains. For centuries, native people created petroglyphs and pictographs on the park's sheer sandstone cliffs. Writing-On-Stone has a unique and mystical landscape, characterized by mushroom-shaped rocks known as 'hoodoos' and 'coulees', damp, steep-walled ravines.

Jasper National Park is far from any major city and less visited than many of its Rocky Mountain neighbours. Beyond the well-travelled highway, there is vast backcountry wilderness and abundant natural wonders; including the magnificent and intimidating Columbia Icefield.