Annual Meeting 2017 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

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

Dinosaur Provincial Park/Royal Tyrrell Museum Field Station
Newell County No. 4, AB (Lat: 50.753727 Long: -111.527979)
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
Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB
By donation (some exhibitions have an admission fee); open 12pm-6pm, Thursday-Sunday
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
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
Walking Tour of Downtown Calgary; +15 Art Circuit Indoor Walking Tour; Downtown Art Guide
Tours are free; some attractions may cost.;;
Free, daylight hours
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
Public Parks
Free; special events may have a fee
Hikes (local)

Calgary walking and cycling maps/app
More activities can be found here: