Just think, 65 million years ago this part of the world was a massive inland sea (see illustration, which dates from the Cretaceous Period). It’s thanks to that reality that Saskatchewan is a resource rich province with significant deposits of coal, oil, natural gas and potash. It’s also the reason why our landscape is so freaking flat. We essentially live on a dried-out seabed.

Don’t take my word for it, though. If you visit the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, you’ll find all sorts of neat displays recounting the province’s geological history. If you go tomorrow between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. you’ll enjoy the added benefit of being able to celebrate the museum’s dino-mascot Megamunch’s 65,000,025  birthday. Planned are all sorts of family-friendly fun activities.