At Prehistoric World is about 90 minutes or so by car from Ottawa, near Morrisburg Ontario.
At prehistoric world you can walk where the dinosaurs live!
Not live ones, of course. But full size replicas in the park-like and forested setting.
Nature Trail With Dinosaurs
As you wander the large, eastern Ontario woodlot along the one kilometer nature trail through the forest, full sized replicas of dinosaurs appear around almost every turn, here in prehistoric world near Morrisburg.
For twenty five years Paul Dupuis and family have carved this dinosaur walkway out of the forest.
Hug A Dinosaur!
Hugging a dinosaur seems like a natural thing for small children to do. During my recent visit Mom’s were taking photos of their small children hugging a full sized dinosaur’s leg that was bigger around and much taller than they were; neat!
From the small primitive reptiles of the Paleozoic era, to the gigantic dinosaurs of the Jurassic Cretaceous periods, come and tower over the tiny creatures or be dwarfed by the immensely huge and fearsome looking Triceratops, which, despite it’s formidable armour and multi-horned face, was a gentle herbivore.
And, to top it all off, present yourself to the flinty gaze of the Tyrannosaurus Rex. Look up, look way up. This is a serious dinosaur.
Getting To Prehistoric World
How do you get to Prehistoric World?
It’s actually just down the road from the world famous Upper Canada Village. It makes some sense, then, if your time allows, to consider visiting Prehistoric World to walk among the dinosaurs, and on the same day, walk back in time to a working 1860’s Canadian village.
Prehistoric World is located on Upper Canada Road, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) south and east of Ottawa.
You can take Bank Street straight south out of Ottawa as it turns into Highway 31 south, and follow that about 60 kilometers (about 37 miles) to Highway #401 (MacDonald-Cartier Freeway), which you would then take in an easterly direction.
Or, zip on over to the #416 higher speed highway heading south from the West end of Ottawa, and take that highway all the way down to the #401, which you would take eastbound as well.
Heading eastbound on Highway 401 for about 8 kilometers (5 miles) from highway #31, or a little further if you have taken the #416 south, you will arrive at the exit for Upper Canada Road. Go south (right) for a short distance and you will see the sign for Prehistoric World on your right.
Prehistoric World is a magical place for kids. School groups are welcome and are frequent visitors. So come on along, and walk where the dinosaurs are!
- Prehistoric World
- Exit 758 from Highway 401
- Upper Canada Road
- Morrisburg, Ontario K0C 1X0
- Telephone: (613) 543-2503
Prehistoric World is Open Daily
The grounds are open from late May through Labour Day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Last entry of the day is at 3:15 p.m.
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