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The story of McAbee Fossil Beds Heritage Site

This Gold Rush Trail storyteller series episode takes us to Secwépemc Territory to the culturally and historically significant McAbee Fossil Beds Heritage Site where we get to meet some of the passionate people working together to develop this internationally recognized fossil site. Surrounded by sagebrush and situated on Bonaparte First Nation territory near Cache Creek BC, this special fossil bed rests on part of an ancient lakebed deposited about 50 million years ago and is home to plants and insects from the Eocene Epoch geological time period (56 million to 33.9 million years ago). Please note that the McAbee site is currently closed to the public but plans are in place to open a guided interpretive component to the site in the future. Learn more about this unique heritage site at https://cloud115313.mywhc.ca/stories/dino-trails/