Annual Meeting 2018 Venue

Meeting Location

The 77th Annual Meeting of Society of Vertebrate Paleontology will take place at the TELUS Convention Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The centre’s convenient location and ideal transportation connections make it easy to reach by both car and public transportation.  



Transportation in Calgary
Transportation in Calgary consists of a wide network of roads, an extensive bus system, and a commuter light rail line.  More information about transportation in Calgary can be seen here. Downtown, the CTrain is free for ten stops along 7 Avenue SW. Click here to view the CTrain Map (the Free Fare Zone is clearly marked). 
 
Province Attractions with Paleontology Exhibits:
Calgary Zoo and Prehistoric Park, Calgary, AB
$23 CAD/adult, $21 CAD/senior, $15 CAD/children 3-15, Free/2 and under; 9am-5:00pm, open daily
https://www.calgaryzoo.com/

Devil’s Coulee Dinosaur and Heritage Museum
Warner, AB
Open Tuesday-Saturday; site tours 10:00am and 1:00pm (reservations recommended); http://www.devilscoulee.com/

Royal Tyrrell Museum
Drumheller, Alberta
http://tyrrellmuseum.com/
Click here for the online Royal Tyrrell Museum collection.
The museum is open seven days a week, 9:00am-9:00pm, and it is recommended to schedule at least 2 hours for a visit. The Royal Tyrell Museum Field Station is located at the Dinosaur Provincial Park.

Dinosaur Provincial Park/Royal Tyrrell Museum Field Station
Newell County No. 4, AB (Lat: 50.753727 Long: -111.527979)
http://www.albertaparks.ca/dinosaur/
Free entrance but there are fees for camping, interpretive programs and entrance to the exhibits at the Visitors Centre.

Alberta’s Fossil Trail, created through a partnership between the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Alberta Tourism, Parks & Recreation and Travel Alberta, covers nine of the most impressive paleontological sites in the province. Click here for a map of the trail.

Calgary Attractions:
The Hangar Flight Museum, Calgary, AB
$10.00 CAD/adult, $7.00 CAD/students/seniors, $5.00 CAD/children; 10am-4pm, open daily
http://www.asmac.ab.ca/

 
Bow Habitat Station, Calgary, AB
$10.00 CAD/adult, $8.00 CAD/student/senior, $5.00 CAD/child (5+); open all year round, but attractions have their own timings
http://aep.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use/bow-habitat-station/default.aspx
 
Calaway Park, Calgary, AB
$37.95 CAD+GST/7-49, $31.00 CAD+GST/3-6, $29.00 CAD+GST/50+, Free/2-6; Summer, open daily
http://www.calawaypark.com/
 
Walking Tour of Downtown Calgary; +15 Art Circuit Indoor Walking Tour; Downtown Art Guide
Tours are free; some attractions may cost.
http://www.todocanada.ca/downtown-calgary-tour/; http://www.calgary.ca/_layouts/cocis/DirectDownload.aspx?target=http%3a%2f%2fwww.calgary.ca%2fCSPS%2fRecreation%2fDocuments%2fPublic-art%2fArt-circuit-tour.pdf&noredirect=1&sf=1;
http://www.calgarydowntown.com/imagedir/File/artwalk_web.pdf
 
RiverWalk
Free, daylight hours
http://www.calgarymlc.ca/riverwalk/
 
TELUS Spark, Calgary, AB
$19.95 CAD/18-64, $17.95 CAD/65+, $15.95 CAD/13-17, $12.95 CAD/3-12; Sun-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat, 10am-5pm
http://www.sparkscience.ca/
 
Public Parks
Free; special events may have a fee
http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/PARKS/Pages/home.aspx
 
Hikes (local)
Free
http://hikingwithbarry.com/2012/07/16/10-easy-hikes-near-calgary-hiking-alberta

Calgary walking and cycling maps/app
Free
http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/TP/Pages/Cycling/Cycling-and-walking-maps.aspx
 
More activities can be found here:
http://www.todocanada.ca/things-to-do-calgary-this-weekend/