Alberta Palaeontological Society

The Meeting Place for Amateur and Professional Palaeontologists

APS members listening to a description of the Devil's Coulee fossil locality

The Alberta Palaeontological Society (APS) is a non-profit organization founded in 1986. Our main goal is to promote the science of palaeontology through study and education. The APS makes important contributions to the field by discovering new findings and responsibly collecting, curating, and displaying significant fossil specimens. We are passionate about educating the general public, sharing knowledge about palaeontological discoveries, and fostering an appreciation for the ancient past.

Moreover, the society is committed to preserving palaeontological materials for the benefit of future generations. To achieve our mission, the APS actively collaborates with professional and academic communities, working together to safeguard and enhance the understanding of Alberta's rich cultural heritage.

The Alberta Palaeontological Society is dedicated to spreading the wonders of palaeontology, ensuring that people of all ages can explore and appreciate the fascinating world of prehistoric life.


Field Trip Registration Open!

The registration for the 2024 field trips are now open, and we have some very exciting ones!

  • June 22: Cretaceous sites near Dorothy, AB
  • July 6: K/Pg boundary near Huxley, AB
  • July 25 - 29: Cretaceous Hell Creek formation in Montana
  • August 24 - 26: Fossils and tracksite near Grande Prairie & Grande Cache
  • September 14: Tyndall Stone walking tour in Calgary

To register as well as for additional details, please see the field trip page. We look forward to seeing many of you out there!

Next Event

Field Trip

K/Pg Boundary, Knudsen’s Farm, Huxley, AB

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Leader: Tako Koning

If you missed this tour previously, Tako will again lead us to the famous Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary (formerly the “K/T boundary”) site on Knudsen’s farm near Huxley, AB. This boundary marks the end of the dinosaurs and this particular site has contributed materially to our knowledge of what happened to the world at that time. Huxley is about a 2-hour drive from Calgary. This is a single-day trip with fee of $10.

To register for this and any other trips, download and complete the field trip permission form.

The registration deadline is July 1.

For more information, see our events page.

Become a Member!

Become a member of the Alberta Palaeontological Society and unlock a world of palaeontological discovery. Engage with fellow enthusiasts, support fossil education, and gain exclusive access to field trips and resources that enrich your understanding of prehistoric life. Join us today and embark on a journey through time together.

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