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It's December! Here at the CFDC a very special guest appears! SANTASAURUS! Come get a free postcard-size photo with Santasaurus! Extra prints are available for an extra fee.
The CFDC's blog, the Daily Fossil, is up and running again for the 2013 season! Check it out for in-depth info on our work in the field, including fossil excavation and preparation (and, of course, discovering fossils in the first place). New blogs will come out at least once a week.
Maclean's Magazine Lists CFDC as Top 5 Manitoba Travel Destination. Read the article here.
Manitoba Star Attraction
The Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre houses the largest collection of marine reptile fossils in Canada. If you like dinosaurs or sea monsters you will love "Bruce" our 43 ft (13 mtr) Mosasaur, the fiercest of all the marine reptiles. He's bigger than a T Rex and just as scary. It's because of him that the Cretaceous seas were considered the most dangerous of all time. Join our staff on the beautiful Manitoba Escarpment in their search for Bruce's mother. All you have to do is register for one of our Fossil Dig Programs to begin your own outdoor fossil finding adventure.
"Dedicated to excellence in fossil preservation, research and learning experiences."
Swimming with Bruce
The Canadian landscape is host to a vast array of great fossils, from dinosaurs in the west to marine reptiles in the prairies.
This fossil museum in Morden, Manitoba offers a great presentation of prehistoric life in the Western Interior Seaway. Come to the museum and meet our T.rex of the Sea, “Bruce”. At 43 feet in length, our “Bruce” is the largest Mosasaur in Canada. Our fossils are marine reptiles, but many think of them as the ‘underwater dinosaurs’ of Manitoba.
We collect fossils from these ancient animals:
- Mosasaurs - Hainosaurus, Tylosaurus, Clidastes, Platecarpus, Plioplatecarpus
- Plesiosaurs - Elasmosaurids, Polycotylids
- Sharks - Sqaulicorex
- Fish - Xiphactinus, Pachyrhizodus, Ichthyodectes, Enchodus, Elopopsis, Cimolichthyes
- Turtles - Archelon, Protostega, Toxochelys
- Birds - Hesperornis, Ichthyomis, Baptornis, Parahesperornis
We hope that as you scan through these Web pages, your imagination will take you back 80 Million years - further than the mind can fully comprehend. What you will discover are skeletal drawings and artists renditions of large marine reptiles which existed in this area of Canada during the Cretaceous Period. Go ahead! Start your excursion! We hope it will arouse your curiosity sufficiently to bring you to our Museum to see the largest collection of Marine Reptile Fossils in Canada.