One of the most interesting places to visit in British Columbia
is Tumbler Ridge.
Today Tumbler Ridge is best known for its coal mining
endeavors,however, it also has a rich history of dinosaurs
and ancient peoples.
The largest concentration of accessible dinosaur footprints
in British Columbia is here at Cabin Pool.
In 2003 the Peace Region Palaeontology
Research Centre was established to further
study the areas rich finds of various
dinosaur bones in beds and some of the
oldest dinosaur bones in Canada.
Unfortunately the day I was there the Dinosaur
Museum was inexplicably closed, but I did
get to see some pretty amazing dinosaur prints
on display in front of the building.
As you drive through this area you can well imagine the
dinosaurs slowly wandering through the softly rolling hills
and plateaus leaving traces of their lives behind as they made their
way to water to drink. I did look up at the skies a few times
to see if I could spot anything large and unexplained
flying overhead. Perhaps it was only my imagination,
but this area feels like it reaches into the past right
before you eyes. Centuries are perhaps a few
mere days past.