Graham Beard retrieving a cast from a huge ammonite – on of the largest ever found on the Island – near Nanaimo.

Talk about ancient history

Learn about the formation of our coast from an expert at upcoming talk

Get ready for a fascinating journey through time.

A treasure trove for fossils millions of years old, Vancouver Island has seen the discovery of new species and even new genera of vertebrate, invertebrate and plant fossils that have helped to understand aspects of past climates, plate tectonics and evolution of various organisms.

Find out first-hand how Vancouver and the Discovery Islands were shaped and how all these fossils formed at Campbell River’s Discovery Passage SeaLife Society’s presentation of Graham Beard, president of Vancouver Island’s palaeontological society, and a leading expert on our fossils, this Wednesday, Nov.  9 at 7 p.m. at the Maritime Heritage Centre.

Graham has collected over 25,000 fossils over his many years of studying them around the world. From tiny shells to huge ammonites, from shark teeth to dinosaurs – be ready for a fascinating journey through the eons!

No reservations are needed and entrance is by voluntary donation.

As we are approaching the festive season pretty fast, the society will also have 2017 annual aquarium passes and memberships for sale.

Prior to the talk, there will be a free tour to the society’s new Explorer Lab at the Maritime Heritage Centre, their new education facility that offers courses and workshops on marine and coastal topics to schools, families and interest groups.