When your driver’s license expires, the one that replaces it will carry a special piece of Alberta history. The Albertosaurus (think of it as a smaller, faster Tyrannosaurus Rex that owes its name to our province) lends its skeletal likeness to the new cards. The image of the dinosaur appears on the bottom left of the license near the card’s windows (which function as security features). The last time a redesign of the province’s licenses occurred was in 2009.
A clear step up from the boring design of their predecessors, the new cards also feature a Banff landscape as well as wild roses—the provincial flower. When your old card expires you’ll receive one of the new ones when you apply for a renewal.