BC’s Mountain Dinosaur

BC’s Mountain Dinosaur

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This Week in History - Season 8 Episode 12: A New Dinosaur for BC

Almost 50 years ago, a geologist working on a railroad in northern BC noticed something unusual in the rocks—what turned out to be a mysterious claw. He had discovered one of the first and most complete skeletons of a dinosaur found in BC. Decades later, an undergraduate student in palaeontology named Victoria Arbour studied the BC mountain dinosaur’s bones. Today, both the palaeontologist and the dinosaur—nicknamed “Buster”—are at the Royal BC Museum. Dr. Arbour is now the museum’s curator of palaeontology.

DinoTrails Season 2 - Episode 2 - The McAbee Fossil Beds Heritage Site

Dr. Arbour talks about Buster and other British Columbian dinosaur discoveries in this episode of Dino Trails focusing on BC fossils. Credit: Brandy Yanchyk, Brandy Y Productions Inc

Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants - Dr Victoria Arbour

Discover the world of Dinosaurs in BC with Dr. Victoria Arbour, Curator of Paleontology at the Royal BC Museum, as she guides you through the new gallery. This was a partnered livestream event with Exploring By The Seat Of Your Pants from Sept 2019.

The Journey of a Fossil

In 2017, curator of palaeontology Dr. Victoria Arbour and her team discovered a fossil of the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), a tree which lived alongside dinosaurs 67 million years ago. How did this fossil become part of the Royal BC Museum collections? Join educator Jenny Arnold and palaeontology collections assistant Jaclyn Richmond as they explore the journey of a fossil. RBCM