Fossil Dig Adventure Tours

Registration is now open! The completed registration form and waivers below can be emailed to info@discoverfossils.com, completed by phone at 204-822-3406, or dropped off in-person. Payments can also be made by e-transfer to ed@discoverfossils.com, through our online gift shop (Dig Tours – Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre (discoverfossils.com)), or by calling the number above. 

Schedule and Activities

Work to excavate marine vertebrate fossils at the Manitoba Escarpment. On the Dig Tour program, you will work alongside an experienced palaeontological team to expose and collect 83-million-year-old fossils as part of an active excavation.

Your day will include transportation, lunch, training in palaeontological field techniques, hands-on work to expose and collect fossils, and learning about current research. Contribute to ongoing research done by the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre and find out firsthand what the landscape in what Manitoba is today was like 83 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous.

Cancellations may occur due to extreme weather events, including extreme heat and rain.

Dig Tours are available on weekdays from June 1st until September 30th, 2024. 

Adventure Fees:                                         One person       $200.00+ 5% GST = $210.00 total

      Save when booking in groups!                 Group of 2        $360.00 + 5% GST = $378.00 total

                                                                           Group of 3        $525.00 + 5% GST = $551.25 total

                                                                           Group of 4        $680.00 + 5% GST = $714.00 total

                                                                            Group of 5       $825.00 + 5% GST = $866.25 total

                                                                            Group of 6       $960.00 + 5% GST = $1008.00 total

                                                                            Group of 7       $1085.00 + 5% GST = $1139.25 total

                                                                            Group of 8       $1200.00 + 5% GST = $1260.00 total

                                                                            Group of 9       $1305.00 + 5% GST = $1370.25 total

                                                                            Group of 10     $1400.00 + 5% GST = $1470.00 total

Dig Tour Details:

Length: 8 hours.

Difficulty: Must be able to sit on rough ground for long periods in the sun; must be able to walk up to 2 km. Not wheelchair or stroller accessible.

Ages: Participants 12 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Limit of 2 youths per adult.

Type: Palaeontology focus.

 

Dig Tour Day Schedule:

09:00 am  09:30 am      Meet at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre and tour the museum

09:30 am – 10:00 am      Drive to CFDC land with CFDC vehicles

10:00 am – 10:30 am      Introduction and hand out information packages; walk to dig site and introduction to dig techniques

12:00 pm – 01:00 pm      Lunch at field station

01:00 pm – 04:00 pm      Dig at the site

04:00 pm – 04:30 pm      Drive back to the CFDC

04:30 pm – 05:00 pm     Tour the collections room and lab

Arrival Information:

Meeting Location: at the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, MB. The dig site itself is located 25 km northwest of Morden, and transportation to the site will be provided.

Arrival TimePlease arrive at the CFDC on time (9:00am). Late arrivals will not be refunded.

ParkingAt the Access Event Centre parking lot.

BookingsBookings must be made and paid AT LEAST 1 WEEK in advance by phone, email or at the CFDC Reception Desk. No printed ticket required. Your guide will check you in at the program meeting point. Late arrivals will not be refunded.