Our very popular, fun and informative fossil tours are ready to book. It’s the perfect autumn outing for you or visiting friends & family! Due to the popularity of the tour, pre-booking is required. Tours run Tuesday to Saturday, at 9am and 1pm.
Your adventure begins in the Courtenay and District Museum and Palaeontology Center where our informative guide will give a brief lecture about the famous discoveries made in the local area.
A short 10 minute drive and an easy 5 minute forested walk brings you to one of the many beautiful fossil sites along local rivers. Here, you’ll experience the thrill of hands-on discovery. After a brief discussion about the history of the site and proper collection techniques, participants will have a chance to find a fossil of their very own. Hammers, chisels and goggles will be supplied. You can keep any fossils that you find on the tour. If the species is of scientific value, you may be asked to donate the fossil to the museum collection, with the finder’s name attached.