Grounds for Discovery

Grounds for Discovery introduces visitors to some of the incredible fossils that have been found through industry, and the workers who found them. Thousands of cubic metres of soil, gravel, and bedrock are excavated in Alberta every year. When fossils are exposed through industrial activities, palaeontologists work with companies to excavate and preserve scientifically-important specimens.

The Borealopelta armoured dinosaur specimen.

Borealopelta markmitchelli is the best-preserved armoured dinosaur in the world. Workers found it at a mine north of Fort McMurray in 2011.