Walking With The Dinosaurs in The Peace River Country
We looked forward to going to the Dinosaur Museum in Tumbler Ridge all summer. It was well worth the drive. It is only an hour and a half or so from Dawson Creek.
The museum is located in a refurbished elementary school and contains a full-scale model of a 100 million year old dinosaur track environment, including impressive life sized replicas of the dinosaurs that made the tracks and lived in the region.
We sat in a small dark theater and watched a big screen movie of how all the dinosaur tracks were found. Apparently 2 young boys found a track-way in the bedrock along Flatbed Creek while playing. Their discovery led to the confirmation of Tumbler Ridge as the dinosaur capital of BC.
I bought a cast of an actual dinosaur footprint to keep as a souvenir.
Later in the evening, at dusk, we took a lantern tour of the Wolverine Creek track-way. In the dark with only the lights from our lanterns, we wound our way through the forest down to the river and saw the depressions made by the dinosaurs all those million years ago. The sound of the river in the background and the shadows in the night made the experience almost eerie and very exciting.