ABOUT US

Sandstone Prehistoric Safaris Calgary is dedicated to enriching our experience of the world through deepening our understanding of the natural and cultural forces that shape it.

Owned and operated by C.W. Gross, we believe in presenting tours and programs that entertain and excite participants about Western Canada's ancient history. Sandstone Prehistoric Safaris Calgary delivers science-based tours and programs integrated with perspectives from local history and indigenous culture to provide an holistic experience for all participants, from elementary-aged children to senior citizens. We would be thrilled to work with your school, tour group, community association, scouts and guides, day camps, corporate team, church, club, festival, or non-profit!  

Cory and his wife Ashley at the Plain of Six Glaciers, Banff National Park.

Cory (C.W.) Gross is a professional educator with 20 years of experience in the field of museums and heritage. An Alberta native from a ranching family, Cory grew up in and around Calgary. His parents instilled a love of history and culture in him from an early age, and fully supported his ambition to become a palaeontologist when he grew up. After graduating high school, he studied geology at Mount Royal University and from there transferred into the Museum and Heritage Studies program at the University of Calgary. Cory was awarded his Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in 2005. In 2010 he was awarded a Masters of Theological Studies from Lutheran Theological Seminary – Saskatoon. Currently, Cory works full-time as a school programs educator at the Glenbow Museum and part-time as an interpreter at the Calgary Zoo. He has previously worked at Fort Calgary and at Heritage Park, where he received the Blue Ribbon Award for Customer Service Excellence. He is also certified with the Banff’s Best Heritage Orientation program and a graduate of the University of Alberta's Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology course. Committed to community service and public education, Cory serves as president and public outreach coordinator of the Alberta Palaeontological Society, a speaker for the Chinook Country Historical Society, a council member of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church, and a volunteer with the Calgary Stampede Western Showcase. In his spare time he also writes a weblog devoted to Victorian Science Fiction and has become an acknowledged expert on early dinosaur films. When not travelling via cyberspace, Cory has a passion for real world travel and his journeys have taken him to Japan, Madagascar, France, California, Yellowstone, and Arizona. Somehow, on top of all of this, he managed to marry his beloved wife Ashley in August of 2014.

You are welcome to connect with Cory via LinkedIn!

Making friends with Sarcosuchus imperator at the
Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle in Paris, France.

Believing in our responsibility to help make the world a better, healthier place to live, part of the proceeds from tours and programs booked with Sandstone Prehistoric Safaris Calgary go to support charitable organizations. Our current beneficiaries include the David Suzuki Foundation, David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, People and CarnivoresCanadian Lutheran World Relief, International Justice Mission, and Prison Fellowship Canada.