Town of Drumheller, Alberta

Tyrannosaurus Rex (Dini)

T-Rex - John BissettT-Rex © September 2000 David Yanciw
Designer: Trygve (Tig) Seland

Built: 1960

Height: 20 Feet (6.1 Metres)
Length: 35 Feet (10.7 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Cement and Wire Mesh

Northwest corner of 1st Avenue and 2nd Street (Highway 9)
by the river.

Reason for Building:

"To Commemorate the Dinosaur and its importance to the Valley"

Additional Information:

The Plaque at the foot of the statue reads:
"Tyrannosaurus Rex
70,000,000 years ago T. Rex roamed this entire region as king. This replica was commissioned by the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce. It was crafted by Trygve Seland and unveiled July 1st, 1960, on the south shore of the river, adjacent to the west side of the Gordon E. Taylor Bridge. "Rex" was moved to this location in 1992. This plaque is placed in memory and honour of Trygve Seland by the Masonic and Concordant bodies".

Drumheller features many monuments including approximately 32 statues by Tig Seland:
Gorgosaurus © September 2000 David Yanciw
Dinosaurs of
Prehistoric Park
Dinosaur © Christine Malone
Little Church © September 2000 David Yanciw
Little Church
Tyrannosaurus Rex

Trygve Seland also created the three Geese in Hanna, AB, Eddy the Squirrel in Edson, AB, and Aaron the Blue Heron in Barrhead, AB.

Information Source: Town of Drumheller, Alberta and Bob Sheddy

Picture Source: John Bissett and DMY


Created By DMY on October 6, 1998
Last Updated: August 6, 2004