Drop in at 10:00 am or 2:30 pm on Thu. Sept. 3 or Tues. Sept. 8 for one of the last Geo-Walks of the season

Would you like to experience the Burgess Shale, but are unable to complete a full-day guided hike? The Geo-Walk program is designed to accommodate all ages & abilities and is a great alternative to the full-day guided hikes.

The last 2 dates in the Geo-Walk season are Thursday September 3 and Tuesday September 8. Meet your guide for the morning session at 10:00 am or the afternoon session at 2:30 pm.

Last chance to take a guided hike to the Burgess Shale this season

Call us to register for guided hikes and walks. September office hours are reduced. *
Read more to view the number of spaces available for the remaining dates in the 2015 season.
Call Monday through Friday 9am-noon, 1-4pm Mountain Daylight Time. Toll-free in North America 1-800-343-3006. Overseas callers can reach us at 001-800-343-3006.

What our customers have to say

Still undecided about registering for a guided hike or dropping in for a Geo-Walk? Click here to read some of the feedback from our hiking clients and Geo-Walk participants.

Listen to Simon Conway Morris in a recent Palaeocast

Listen to an interview that was recorded in June of this year. Simon Conway Morris discusses the Burgess Shale, the Cathedral Escarpment and the discovery of other fossil sites in Yoho and Kootenay National Parks. He provides his thoughts on the relevance that this site holds after more than a century and in light of more recent Cambrian fossil lagerstätte discoveries. The Palaeocast can be accessed here.

Hallucigenia re-described with a grinning mouth

Martin Smith and Jean Bernard Caron's re-description of Hallucigenia was published in the journal Nature on June 25. A great deal has been learned about the arrangement of the mouth an eyes of this creature thanks to imaging with a variety of lighting techniques and by the use of electron microscopy. View a video on Jean Bernard Caron's blog

Yawunik kootenayi

In March 2015 PhD candidate Cédric Aria and his supervisor Jean-Bernard Caron published a description of a new leancholiid arthropod named Yawunik kootenayi. The species was discovered in 2012 at the Marble Canyon Fossil site in Kootenay National Park.
Read more about the characteristics of this creature and how it was named.