Prehistoric World

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!

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Not live ones, of course. But full size replicas in the park-like and forested setting.

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.

Prehistoric World: Almost three decades

For more than twenty five years Paul Dupuis and family have carved this dinosaur walkway out of the forest.

Dinosaur at Prehistoric World parkVisitors stroll the nature trail and can see, touch and hug full size, full colour dinosaur replicas.

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! Go on. Give in. Walk over and hug your favourite dinosaur. You know you want to!

Paleozoic Era

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.

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Tyranosaurus Rex at Prehistoric World

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!

Contact Information

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.


Add your comments about your trip to Prehistoric World?


  1. Are dogs allowed in the park?

    • Bill in Ottawa says

      Service dogs for sure. I would think that if the pet owner stooped and scooped, and the dog was on a sturdy leash, they may not have a problem. But… best to call them to be sure.

  2. Kathy Heredia says

    Are you going to be open this Victoria Day weekend?

  3. Brian Sharlow says

    I took my daughter there years ago on our way to Upper Canada Village and enjoyed it very much. She is now 31. To see you’re still open after all these years says what a fine job you’re doing to maintain the attractions. Good luck and thanks for the memories.

  4. What day are you opening this year?

    • Bill in Ottawa says

      Probably not yet, Lindsay. I suspect to get the actual date, you’d be best to call them at Telephone: (613) 543-2503.

  5. Are you still open all September?

    • Bill in Ottawa says

      Isabel, please telephone: (613) 543-2503 to determine what weekends they are open in September. The regular season closes on Labour Day, but they often do open weekends later in the season. However, you’d best call to be sure when. Cheers.

  6. Hi there.
    Just wondered what your admission prices were like.

    • Bill in Ottawa says

      As of July 2016, entrance fees are $10 for adults, $8.00 for seniors and $6.00 for children.

    • Manon Collin says

      We went to see the pre historic park it was wonderful, very pretty and nice walk…… We really enjoy our day ……..thank you 🙂