Designating a Provincial Fossil – Results

Engagement Summary

British Columbia has a rich variety of fossils. They are the footprints of our history and a geological record of our past. Fossils are an important heritage resource with significant scientific and educational value. We want to ensure our history lives on into our future.

The province sought input to designate an official provincial fossil, which will be added to the Provincial Symbols of British Columbia.

Seven fossil candidates were shortlisted through a public selection process in partnership with the British Columbia Paleontological Alliance (BCPA).


Engagement Timeframe

August 15 to November 23, 2018

Input Received
  • Approximately 5000 votes were cast.


Input leads to action:

The fossil candidate that received the most votes is the Elasmosaur.