TORONTO, December 15, 2014 – Through an exciting multi-platform experience, HISTORY travels coast-to-coast with Canada’s top palaeontologists to uncover how dinosaurs lived – and died – right here at home. Premiering January 30 at 9 pm ET/PT, Dino Hunt Canada tells the story of six teams of Canadian fossil hunters who discover some of the most important dinosaur finds in the world, including a homegrown group that unearths a previously undiscovered species of dinosaur. Viewers can extend their experience by visiting DinoHuntCanada.ca, the home for behind-the-scenes access to the world-class palaeontological research and fieldwork happening in their own backyards. At DinoHuntCanada.ca Canadians can make history by naming a newly discovered dinosaur skeleton.
“At HISTORY Canada, we are passionate about bringing history – especially Canadian – to life through exciting programming. With Dino Hunt Canada, we’ve done that and more by unveiling new Canadian history,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Content, Shaw Media. “With four hours of captivating programming and a fun and experiential online environment for all things dinosaur, Dino Hunt Canada gives Canadians multiple ways to experience one of our country’s earliest moments in history.”
Dino Hunt Canada follows Canadian palaeontologists who are hunting for fossils in the richest rocks on the planet. Their expeditions take viewers to some of the most stunning locations in Canada, from the red sandstones of Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy to the craggy moonscape of the Canadian Badlands in Alberta. In the first episode, a team of palaeontologists led by Dr. David Evans from the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) search for the skull bones of what turns out to be a previously unknown horned dinosaur.