Trace Fossil Feature

Trace Fossil Collection

The Trace Fossil Collection contains fossils that provide evidence of life activities (for example, moving or feeding) preserved in the geologic record. The specimens in this valuable teaching and research resource include burrows, footprints, trackways, feeding traces, and the like.

Location and Access:

  • The collection can be accessed by students, faculty, researchers, and members of the public
  • Contact Murray Gingras to arrange an appointment or tour
  • Highlights of the collection are exhibited in the Paleontology Museum (B-01 Earth Sciences Building)
  • Monday to Friday (closed holidays): 8 am to 4 pm
  • Members of the public and school groups (K-12) are welcome to arrange a tour of the Paleontology Museum (minimum five, maximum 30 people)  
  • Contact the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in advance to ensure availability


Murray Gingras, Curator
3-01A Earth Sciences Building
Phone: (780) 492-1963

Lisa Budney, Collections Assistant
3-34 Tory Building
Phone: (780) 288-0109