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BCPA

British Columbia Paleontological Alliance

British Columbia Paleontological Alliance

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Helicopter air lifting fossils in mountains with Paleo student Robin Sissons. Photo by Tammy Pigeon

About Us

Welcome to the British Columbia Paleontological Alliance website! If you are interested in the fossil history of BC you will find information about collecting fossils and our organization.


The British Columbia Paleontological Alliance (BCPA) is a union of professional and amateur paleontological organizations working to advance the science of paleontology in the province by fostering public awareness, scientific collecting and education, and by promoting communication among all those interested in fossils.


The BCPA produces a newsletter and distributes it to the members of its constituent societies, libraries, and museums across British Columbia. The BCPA also sponsors a Paleontological Symposium, held every two years. The symposium brings together amateur and professional paleontologists from across Canada, North America, and internationally, to exchange the latest ideas on British Columbia paleontology.


Member societies of the BCPA across the province hold monthly meetings open to the public, and spring and summer field trips which are restricted to society members. Guest speakers at the monthly meetings explore the latest thinking on aspects of paleontology.

To find out more about who are the member societies, supporting organizations and the individuals who make our organization work, check us out here!

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Newsletters

BC Provincial Fossil

BC Provincial Fossil

As a member, you have access to all current and back issues, as well as symposium abstracts and field guides!

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BC Provincial Fossil

BC Provincial Fossil

BC Provincial Fossil

We are establishing a designated provincial fossil and the public votes are in!

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BC Fossil Poster

BC Provincial Fossil

BC Fossil Management

We offer posters made by the BCPA for sale! 

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BC Fossil Management

The 13th annual Paleo Symposium, 2020

BC Fossil Management

We are blazing the trail for fossil protection here in British Columbia!

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Membership

The 13th annual Paleo Symposium, 2020

The 13th annual Paleo Symposium, 2020

More information about how to join one of our Regional Societies! 

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The 13th annual Paleo Symposium, 2020

The 13th annual Paleo Symposium, 2020

The 13th annual Paleo Symposium, 2020

Every second year the BCPA hosts a Symposium!

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Rene Savenye Award

Learn more about BC Fossils

Learn more about BC Fossils

Check out who has received this award!

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Learn more about BC Fossils

Learn more about BC Fossils

Learn more about BC Fossils

Some interesting links to learn more about fossils that you can find in BC and Society projects!

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Partnerships

Learn more about BC Fossils

Partnerships

Our goal is to bridge the gap between amateurs and professionals.

To post events, submit newsletter articles or share photos:

Contact us below!

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