Dinosaur tracks set to be unveiled to the public

One of the tracks discovered near Williston Lake.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Hundreds of dinosaur footprints have been discovered in Hudson’s Hope.

The site, which is called a dinosaur trackway, is scheduled to be unveiled this afternoon at 2:00 pm.

Lisa Buckley with the Peace River Paleontology Centre in Tumbler Ridge said that they had to keep the trackway a secret from the public for years to protect it from damage and vandalism.

The 1300-square-metre track is around 100-million-years-old. Today will be the first public tour of the footprints.

Treaty 8 has issued a welcome to the public to attend the event Friday, saying that they also are trying to protect the trackway.

Scientists have allegedly said that these tracks are similar to ones from the 70’s that were lost due to flooding from 2 nearby dams.

The tribal association hopes that a building will be built in the future to protect the tracks from being damaged or lost.

 

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