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1 Day Fossil Dig Adventure Tour

Now booking for 2015!

Come for an unforgettable adventure with the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (CFDC). Experience the outdoors of the Manitoba Escarpment while excavating 80 million year old fossils. Bring any fossils or rocks you've always wanted identified.

Excursion Details

Begin with a tour of the CFDC, collections room and laboratory with an exciting talk and identification session for any of your fossils. Enjoy a hearty lunch with staff compliments of CFDC, followed by a scenic drive to the dig site on the the Manitoba Escarpment where participants spend the afternoon searching for and excavating 80 million year old fossils.

Who is the Excursion for?
  • Ages 10 and up.
When does the Excursion take place?
  • May to October - 7 days a week
  • Some weekend availability (please enquire).
  • Note: Limited space, so register fast!
Admission Fees
  • Child - $85.00
  • Adult - $110.00
  • "Group of Seven" Special - $600.00.
  • Lunch is provided.


  • Maximum seven participants
  • One week advance booking required
  • A minimum number of participants are required for a tour. CFDC will coordinate individual and group applicants to meet minimum requirements.

Your adventure begins with a tour of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, followed by an opportunity to learn first hand about fossil preparation using the tools of the trade. Enjoy lunch compliments of the CFDC. The remainder of the time will be spent fossil hunting and excavating.

Package includes:

  • Centre tour
  • Fossil preparation
  • Lunch with CFDC staff
  • Transportation to and from dig site
  • Snacks and beverages at the dig site
  • One day excavating!

Subject to change and catered to individual groups.

10:00 am Meet at Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
10:00 – 11:15 am Guided Museum Tour of the CFDC, including Laboratory
11:15 – 12:00 pm Break for Lunch with CFDC staff
12:00 – 12:30 pm Drive to Dig Site in CFDC Van
12:30 – 1:00 pm Site Introduction & Discussion of Field Techniques
1:00 – 4:15 pm Dig/Excavate Fossils!
4:15 – 4:45 pm Drive back to Morden
4:45 – 5:00 pm Visit the Gift Shop
Note: Breaks at the site - snacks and drinks supplied by the CFDC
Note: Itinerary is subject to change by the CFDC staff for participants.
In the Event of Rain

An Indoor Program is in place to offer a suitable program alternative if rain disrupts our opportunity to offer the Fossil Dig Adventure Tours.

The program begins with a Guided V.I.P. Tour of the museum. The program also includes an introduction to fossil collecting techniques, identification and the significance of fossils.

Participants will spend the duration of the program with a museum guide participating in the activities that paleontologists do during the winter months (or rainy summer days).

A rain day discount will be offered when this program is pursued as an alternative to booked Fossil Dig Adventure Tours. Keep your booking and enjoy this indoor alternative!

In the Event of Unforseen Circumstances

Bookings with the CFDC may need to be rescheduled or cancelled in very rare circumstances. Please be aware that any down-payments will be reimbursed in case of cancellation due to the CFDC.

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