Midland Provincial Park

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Midland Provincial Park
Map showing the location of Midland Provincial Park
Location of Midland Provincial Park in Alberta
Location Drumheller / Starland County, Alberta, Canada
Nearest city Drumheller
Coordinates 51°28′41″N 112°46′20″W / 51.47806°N 112.77222°W / 51.47806; -112.77222Coordinates: 51°28′41″N 112°46′20″W / 51.47806°N 112.77222°W / 51.47806; -112.77222
Area 6.3 km²
Established 5 Jun 1979
Governing body Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation

Midland Provincial Park is a provincial park located in Alberta, Canada.

Badlands in Midland Provincial Park

Once the site of the Midland Coal Mine, it was designated as a provincial park on June 5, 1979. It now hosts the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. The Midland Coal Mine was the site of a large mining disaster in the mid-1920s, many men lost their lives in a mine explosion.

It is located 6 km west of Drumheller on Highway 838 (North Dinosaur Trail).

Activities in the park include canoeing, kayaking, fishing, wildlife viewing and hiking through willows and cottonwoods along the Red Deer River. Points of interest are fossil beds, a mine site and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology.

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