This beautiful dinosaur sculpture was delivered to the Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre. It was donated by the Grande Cache Institution, created by staff and inmates through their welding program.
In the late 1980’s, local coal miners discovered dinosaur tracks exposed on footwall surfaces that were uncovered during coal mining operations. To date, Grande Cache has one of the largest exposures of vertebrate tracks and trackways in the world. In 2006, the area was designated a Provincial Historical Site by the Province of Alberta.
These tracks are not accessible to the public as they are located within an active coal mine, however you can visit the Tourism & Interpretive Centre to learn more about Grande Cache and our exciting dinosaur history.
Grande Cache will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, and this dinosaur sculpture will be officially unveiled at their community celebrations this July long weekend.
A special thanks to Greenview’s Department of Operations in Grande Cache for all their work and efforts, helping the Economic Development & Tourism department with this project.