Wednesday, 20 October 1999

Thursday, 14 October 1999

Monday, 20 September 1999

Wednesday, 28 July 1999


March flies are also known as love bugs or tumble bugs and are still common today, although they are usually found in warmer climates than that of BC.
During the Eocene, approximately 40-60 million years ago, the climate in the Princeton area of British Columbia, where these specimens were found was warmer than it is now.

Sunday, 20 June 1999

Wednesday, 21 April 1999

Wednesday, 3 February 1999

Wednesday, 20 January 1999

Wednesday, 6 January 1999

Vancouver Paleontological Society

The Vancouver Paleontological Society is a group of professional and amateur fossil enthusiasts who generally meet at 8PM the 4th Thursday of every month at the Vancouver Museum/Planetarium, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

We host colorful, thought provoking slide shows & lectures related to geology and paleontology with a bit of natural history, travel log and local lore. We hold fossil field trips for members from March to October that take us out to great sites in British Columbia and beyond. This year we had trips to the Interior of BC, Vancouver Island, Castle Peak, high in the rockies and a few easy daytrips to sites near Harrison Lake and Princeton. Field trips are free (except for your gas, food, etc) and range from easy, family oriented, no hike day trips to weeklong trips that require a greater degree of fitness and skill All lectures are free and open to the public.

Field trip participation requires membership ($35/year for an individual or a family). You are welcome to become a member of the Facebook VanPS site if you are a BCPA member in good standing. If you 'd like to join one of the regional societies go to
If you'd like to learn more about the Vancouver Paleontological Society visit more information e-mail: or