Dinosaur Tracks


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Among some of the Grande Cache area’s more interesting wildlife were huge meat eating dinosaurs, which hunted the muddy shore with strides 3 metres (10 feet) long. Thankfully, these and a variety of other ‘terrible lizards’ are no longer permanent residents to the area. Fortunately, however, they left thousands of footprints behind, embedded high in the mountains in steep sheets of rock. There are over a dozen sites containing tracks in a 25 square kilometre (10 sq. mi.) area, making it one of the best dinosaur track sites in the world (pretty cool, eh?).

Originally uncovered by local coal mining activities, this site was designated a protected Provincial Historical Site by the Province of Alberta in 2006.  A copy can be seen at the Grande Cache Tourism & Interpretive Centre and the Royal Tyrell Museum in Drumheller, AB.

A board is presently being developed in hopes to develop the Grande Cache & Area Dinosaur Tracks into a world class tourism destination.


A Grande Cache Regional Dinosaur Tracks Foundation was created in 2016.

MISSION:  To develop the Grande Cache Regional Dinosaur Tracks as an educational, economic and tourism resource.

VISION:  Sharing one of the most important dinosaur tracks in the world.


Grande Cache Dinosaur Tracks Feasibility Study

Welcome to the 'Grande Cache Regional Dinosaur Tracks Survey'!  Your feedback will be used in the creation of a Feasibility Study to identify opportunities in establishing the local dinosaur track site as a successful and marketable tourism destination.

We would like to hear your ideas, opinions and suggestions for the Grande Cache Regional Dinosaur Tracks site. We (CES) have been contracted to objectively research economic and tourism resources. This project will set direction and provide meaningful recommendations for the dinosaur tracks site by hearing from stakeholders.

As a main component of this study, we will determine whether it is feasible to provide onsite tourism experiences at the physical dinosaur track site, by welcoming visitors to the current location within the mine site.

Having your voice heard is a crucial part for the future pans for the Dinosaur Track Site. Your feedback is an important part of this process and is greatly appreciated. Any information provided will be kept in the strictest confidence and no personal information will ne used. If you have any additional questions please contact us at 1-877-444-5550 or email Jennifer@canadianeco.com

To complete the survey click the link provided on the poster below.


The Foundation is presently seeking two additional board members.  For more information, please contact: 

Krista Morrow
Grande Cache, Community Relations Officer

Box 300  |  10001 Hoppe Avenue, Grande Cache, Alberta
780.827.3362 ext. 22   |  krista.morrow@grandecache.ca


Tara Zeller
Community Coordinator, Grande Cache
Municipal District of Greenview No. 16   |  10028 - 99 Street Grande Cache, Alberta
780-524-6092  |   Toll Free: 888-524-7601  |   Tara.Zeller@MDGreenview.ab.ca