Provincial Fossil Selection-kids and parents vote before Nov 23!

Designating a Provincial Fossil

The Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development is seeking input from the public on designating a Provincial Fossil to be added to the official Provincial Symbols of British Columbia.

The designation of a Provincial fossil supports the principles of the Fossil Management Framework. The Framework recognizes fossils as important heritage resources with scientific and educational value.

British Columbia’s list of official symbols and emblems include:

  • Pacific Dogwood – adopted as the floral emblem in 1956
  • Jade – adopted as official gemstone in 1968
  • Steller’s Jay – adopted as official bird in 1987
  • Western Red Cedar – adopted as official tree in 1988
  • Spirit Bear – adopted as the mammal emblem in 2006
  • Pacific Salmon – adopted as the fish emblem in 2013

Please indicate which is your favourite fossil from the 7 options below: