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The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation

Would you like to experience the Burgess Shale, but are unable to join one of the guided hikes? This 90-minute program allows participants to see and learn about the well-preserved Burgess Shale fossils and how they provide clues about the environment and the processes that were going on 505 million years ago.
Participants meet their guide at the Yoho Visitor Centre in Field. The group walks to the Field School, a distance of only 600 meters. The route and destination are accessible to parents with strollers and to participants who require wheeled aids to mobility. Geo-Walk participants are invited to open a 500 million year-old rock to reveal a trilobite that can be taken home. Rock samples used in this activity originate from southeast

PRICE: $20.00 per person
TIME: 10:00 am │2:30 pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays

This fossil site, above and south of the Field town site, is the location of the original discovery of Burgess Shale-type biota. The first specimens were studied in 1886 after railway workers had reported finding “stone bugs” on the slopes of Mt Stephen. This is a great hike for younger participants who will enjoy studying the rocks to find relatively large, easily recognizable fossils.

PRICE: $94.50 per adult│$65.00 per youth (13 – 17 years) │$44.00 per child (12 years and under)
TIME: 8:30 am Saturdays and Sundays
DISTANCE: 8 km (5 miles) round trip
ELEVATION: 795 m (2,610 ft)
CANCELLATION POLICY:  Non Refundable – A change in date or hike will result in an additional $20.00 per person charge.

First discovered in 1909 by Charles Doolittle Walcott, recent interpretation of these wonderfully preserved 505 million year old fossils has influenced the scientific view of the evolution of life on Earth. Visit this UNESCO World Heritage site and learn about our three themes: History of Life, Mountain Building and Glaciation and the present-day landscape.

PRICE: $126.00 per person
TIME: 8:00 am Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
DURATION: 11 Hours
DISTANCE: 21 km (13 miles) round trip
ELEVATION: 825 m (2,710 ft)
CANCELLATION POLICY:  Non Refundable – A change in date or hike will result in an additional $20.00 per person charge.

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