August 15th – 19th – Fossil Fever, East Block Grasslands National Park

August 15th – 19th – Fossil Fever, East Block Grasslands National Park

Location: East Block Grasslands National Park

Fossil Fever – East Block, Rock Creek Campground

August 15 to 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. – East Block, Rock Creek Campground

Spend a day uncovering the secrets of ancient dinosaurs, then get dancing under the stars at a country hoedown. The Badlands were the site of one of the first discoveries of dinosaur fossils in Canada, and scientists today continue to unlock the mystery of a time when prehistoric creatures wandered the jungle on what is now the Canadian Prairie.

As part of the five-day Fossil Fever event, small groups get a hands-on lesson as they accompany a crew of paleontologists from the Royal Saskatchewan Museum and McGill University on a day’s dig. Wild scenery, lunch in the badlands and five hours of finding hidden gems such as fossils are all included. Wind down enjoying a hot chocolate beneath the spectacular night sky as you watch the glowing campfire embers.

Cost: $73.60 per person per day
Lunch and shuttle included.

12 spots available per day. Reserve early!

Please pre-register at the McGowan Visitor Centre (East Block). 1-306-476-2018

Join the dig team and other visitors for the highlight of the week! After you have had a ‘rockin’ good day, wash up at the campsite and stop in at the kitchen shelter for a grand campfire supper, followed by a showcase of local musicians at the Rock Creek Hoedown. This is one Grasslands-style party you do not want to miss!

August 18, 2018 at 2:00pm, East Block, Rock Creek Campground.

2:00 p.m. Kids Pavillion & Wagon Tours commence (tours on the hour)
5:30 p.m. BBQ Supper
7:00 p.m. “Paleontology in Grasslands” with world renowned Dr. Emily Bamforth.
8:00 p.m. Rock Creek Hoedown – Kick up your heels, bring an instrument and jam with the locals.

Cost: 
$22/adult
$10.80/youth
$54.80/family
Supper included in event fees.

Join the dig team and other visitors for the highlight of the week! After you have had a ‘rockin’ good day, wash up at the campsite and stop in at the kitchen shelter for a grand campfire supper, followed by a showcase of local musicians at the Rock Creek Hoedown. This is one Grasslands-style party you do not want to miss!

August 18, 2018 at 2:00pm, East Block, Rock Creek Campground.

2:00 p.m. Kids Pavillion & Wagon Tours commence (tours on the hour)
5:30 p.m. BBQ Supper
7:00 p.m. “Paleontology in Grasslands” with world renowned Dr. Emily Bamforth.
8:00 p.m. Rock Creek Hoedown – Kick up your heels, bring an instrument and jam with the locals.

Cost: 
$22/adult
$10.80/youth
$54.80/family
Supper included in event fees.