FOSSIL DIG ADVENTURE TOURS
Welcome to an unforgettable adventure with the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC)! We invite you to join us in exploring the geological and paleontological history of Southern Manitoba.
Your Fossil Dig Adventure Tour begins at the CFDC as you learn about the prehistoric geography of southern Manitoba and the wondrous life that existed here. The tour features “Bruce”, a 13m (43ft) Mosasaur and Guinness World Record Holder™, and other marine creatures of the Late Cretaceous Seas – from plesiosaurs to ammonites and sharks, including rock types and their roles with fossils. You will learn about fossil collecting techniques, fossil identification and have to opportunity to learn first-hand about fossil preparation using the tools of the trade. Then enjoy a complimentary lunch with the staff courtesy of the CFDC (for 1, 2 or 5 days Dig Tours, every day).
You will be taken to our dig site, a 20-40 minute drive from the Centre on the Manitoba Escarpment, where you will have the opportunity to explore and excavate an 80 million-year-old sea floor. This will include a discussion on rock and mineral formation, the use of tools and the history of the dig site.
Feel free to bring in any fossil or rock you’ve always wanted to be identified.
All DIG TOURS are available in English, Ukrainian, Russian and Spanish.