Five Day Dig Tour

Now booking for 2017!

The CFDC is offering a five day excursion this summer. Participants will experience an authentic fossil dig with a palaeontologist!

Anita at Dig Site
EXCURSION DETAILS

Your tour begins at the CFDC with learning about the prehistoric geography of southern Manitoba and the wondrous life that existed here. The tour features a 13m (43ft) Mosasaur and other marine creatures of the Late Cretaceous Seas – from plesiosaurs to ammonites and sharks. The tour includes rock types and their roles with fossils. You will learn about fossil collecting techniques, identification and the significance of fossils.

In our CFDC van, you will be taken to several different dig sites over a course of the five days. Here you will have the opportunity of exploring and excavating an 80 million year old sea floor.

Feel free to bring in any fossils or rocks you’ve always wanted identified.

WHEN CAN I COME?
  • May to October – Please call to discuss.
ADMISSION FEES
  • Child – $475.00
  • Adult – $525.00
    Lunch is Provided
    Note: Maximum seven participants
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
  • Hiking/walking shoes
  • Weather appropriate clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Insect repellent
  • Full water bottle
  • Backpack
TOUR INCLUDES
  • A tour of the CFDC
  • Transportation to and from dig site
  • Five days of fossil excavation (tools and equipment will be supplied)
  • Rain day activities (fossil preparation in laboratory)
  • Lunch everyday
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Participants should be 14 years of age or over
  • Maximum of seven people per excursion (separate registrants will be booked at same time to reach minimum participants needed).
  • All participants are to meet at the CFDC. Once here, our team will go over the program’s itinerary as well as a few ground rules and regulations. Participants are required to sign a personal injury waiver before tour begins.
  • Please provide any allergy or dietary information on your registration.
  • We ask that you respect the arrival time scheduled for your tour.
  • All participants must wear appropriate clothing and footwear (NO sandals). Appropriate footwear is a must… you will be hiking on ground upon which sure footing is required.
  • It is important to emphasize that any fossils found at the site (and according to our curator, there are lots out there!) MUST REMAIN AT THE SITE. We are regimented by laws in regards to our digs and it is imperative that we follow these regulations.
  • If it is necessary for you to cancel your booking, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible.
  • A manual with more detailed information will be provided to you after booking your tour.
FORMS
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 palaeontologists 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 UNFORESEEN 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.

Call or email us now to book your five day dig tour!