By Blog of Lists - Monday, December 24, 2012 - 0 Comments
1. Albertosaurus sarcophagus: In 1884, George B. Tyrrell discovered the first major dinosaur in Canada. The skull he dug up turned out to be a meat-eating dinosaur and an earlier, close relative of Tyrannosaurus rex.
2. Thescelosaurus assiniboiensis: Discovered in Saskatchewan in 1968, it took 40 years to determine the partial skeleton was a new species of plant-eating dinosaur 66 million years old.
3. Eotriceratops xerinsularis: In 2001, Glen Guthrie, a camp cook at Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, discovered a nasal horn core belonging to a ceratopsian dinosaur. It is believed famed U.S fossil hunter Barnum Brown passed over this discovery in 1910 in search of more impressive discoveries. Continue…
By Brian Banks - Thursday, June 11, 2009 at 8:05 AM - 0 Comments
Cowboy country comes alive
Dinosaur Provincial Park Canada’s largest tract of badlands are eerily beautiful, a worthy attraction in their own right. But in Dinosaur Provincial Park, they are also just a prelude to the main event—an encounter with one of the world’s greatest dinosaur fossil beds. To date, 39 different species and more than 150 complete skeletons have been unearthed here. The digging goes on, and visitors seeking a close-up look can choose from numerous hikes and guided excavations. Book early and allow for a minimum two-day stay. Also factor in another day for the Royal Tyrrell Museum in nearby Drumheller, a world-class facility where many of the fossils excavated here are on display.
Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival/Edmonton (Aug. 13-23) If it’s the largest of its kind in North America, it’s in Edmonton, and it isn’t the West Edmonton Mall, it must be the Edmonton International Fringe Festival. Now in its 28th year, the Edmonton Fringe takes over the theatres, halls, streets and alleys of the city’s Old Strathcona district for 11 days. Its 1,200 shows and 1,500 performers offer an array of theatre presentations and other artistic entertainment. More than 500,000 people visit the festival site, which is filled with street performers and actors in costume. This year’s program has yet to be announced, but the tag line is “Stage a Revolution?!” Indeed.