Some ancient dinosaur tracks could spark a future educational facility.
The Peace River Paleontology Research Centre (PRPRC) is working near Williston Lake, digging up 115 million year old footprints. These tracks could answer prehistoric questions regarding dinosaur speed and pack sizes.
Peace River Paleontologist Rich McCrea wants to expand the current dig site, and maybe one day, share his findings with others.
“What we’re hoping to do is build a facility, like a museum, over the track sites have it become a major tourism destination and interpretive centre. It’d be great for education and it would also help conserve the tracks,” he says.
PRPRC is looking to expand their current 1400 square metre site in hopes of discovering more. They are currently raising funds for better field equipment.
Photo taken from Tumbler Ridge Museum Foundation, in connection with PRPRC.