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2 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.

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Excursion Details

Begin with a tour of the CFDC, followed by an exciting talk and identification session by a paleontologist and geologist. You are then transported to the dig site where you will have an opportunity to search and excavate 80 million year old fossils.

Who is the Excursion for?
  • Anyone interested in digging up fossils for two whole days
  • Ages 10 and up
Where does the Excursion take place?

The tour and talks will take place at the CFDC.  Digsites are located on the Manitoba Escarpment, a 20 minute drive from Morden.

When does the Excursion take place?

Limited space, so register fast!


Admission Fees
  • Child - $160.00
  • Adult - $200.00
  • "Group of Seven" Special - $1000.00


  • Maximum seven participants
  • One week advance booking required
  • $50.00 non-refundable deposit required
  • Price does not include accomodation costs
  • A minimum number of participants are required for a tour. CFDC will coordinate individual and group applicants to meet minimum requirements.
Package Details

Venture begins with a tour of the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, followed by an exciting talk and identification session by a geologist. Enjoy lunch at the dig site compliments of the CFDC. The remainder of the time will be spent fossil hunting and excavating.

Package includes:

  • Centre tour
  • Transportation to and from dig site
  • Snacks and beverages at the dig site
  • Complimentary lunch with CFDC staff
  • Two days excavating!


Day 1:  9:30 am – 4:30 pm

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 and catered to individual groups.
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.



Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre
111-B Gilmour Street
Morden MB   R6M 1N9
Phone: (204) 822-3406
Email :

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