News Canada
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • +
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email
SHARE THIS
  • Facebook
    Facebook
  • Twitter
    Twitter
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest
  • Linkedin
    Linkedin
  • WhatsApp
    WhatsApp
  • Email
    Email

Alberta’s new ID cards and drivers licenses may have more security features than ever, but they’re so cool, people might want to duplicate them just to have one of their own. The new cards are colourful, feature iconic Alberta landmarks, that fancy hologram thing and a dinosaur. 

This isn’t just any dino either. The new licenses feature the silhouette of the Albertosaurus — the dinosaur whose remains were first discovered in Alberta in 1884. It was named for the area in 1905, the same year Alberta was established as a province. The Albertosaurus is thought to have lived in North America during the Late Cretaceous Period 70 million years ago and is a much smaller — but similar looking — relative of the Tyrannosaurus rex.

Albertans seem to be really excited about the new addition to their boring old ID cards.

While a lot of people were thrilled with the new design, there was at least one Albertan with some constructive criticism. If you can put one dino on a card, you can probably fit in a few more. This little guy is going to get so lonely on his own. Maybe the next iteration of the AB license could have an Albertosaurus family on it. Just a suggestion.

The new IDs were also designed with the latest security features to make duplication as difficult as possible. They have complex look-through windows, rainbow printing, strategic 3D embossing and a “ghost” DOB. It even sounds unique. According to the Alberta government website, the new licenses make a “tin-like” sound when dropped instead of the plastic sound credit cards make.

So, who else is contemplating a move to Alberta?