A Grande Prairie Museum Exhibit.
...are there Sasquatch living among us?.. The PROOF is out there!
Alberta is the site of many Sasquatch sightings, including in Grande Prairie. The Grande Prairie Museum is inviting everyone to come learn more about the phenomenon at their new “In the Shadow of the Rockies: Alberta’s Sasquatch Stories” exhibit, located at the Heritage Discovery Centre, in Centre 2000.
The exhibit features five classic Alberta stories about the Sasquatch, facts on famous Sasquatch researchers, and an exploration of Bigfoot’s presence in our culture. Local Grande Prairie artist, Tim Heimdal, contributed to the Sasquatch exhibit and his art is featured throughout the exhibit - really giving it an authentic Sasquatch feel. The exhibit is currently showing at the Heritage Discovery Centre and runs until December 2019 - admission is always FREE.
The Grand Opening
The grand opening of the exhibit took place September 28, 2018 with Sasquatch Researcher Thomas Steenburg. Steenburg has been an active Sasquatch researcher since 1980. He was among the first to explore the Sasquatch mystery in Alberta and has written three books on the subject. He has appeared in countless television and movie documentaries and continues his research today from British Columbia.
Steenburg provided two guest lectures, to some pretty intrigued Sasquatch fans over the grand opening weekend. The first lecture was titled “Sasquatch in Alberta” and the second lecture, focused more on the sightings in British Columbia.
After your FREE walk-through of the exhibit, be sure to check out all the unique Sasquatch related items we have in store at the Heritage Discovery Centre's Gift Shop! You will find everything from famed Sasquatch books, research kits, bandaids to canned Sasquatches, stuffies and much more! There's something Sasquatch for everybody!
Did you know?
- People usually spot a Sasquatch or Bigfoot in British Columbia and Alberta - that includes Grande Prairie... In the early 1970's, five loggers encountered a Sasquatch while travelling to a work site in a Caterpillar tractor. It was reported that it covered the 14 foot width of the pathway in just two steps!
- Most of the Sasquatch news comes from British Columbia, but the first historic Sasquatch incident happened in Alberta... In 1811, Explorer and Surveyor David Thompson found large tracks that many believe were Sasquatch footprints when he passed through the area where Jasper, Alberta now stands.
- Thompson was known to be quite a successful explorer because he travelled with Indigenous guides who were experts on the area and its surroundings. Many of their descendants reside in the Grande Prairie area.