Register for one of our popular guided hikes - openings as of June 29

Register for guided hikes and walks Monday through Friday between 9am-noon and 1-4pm Mountain Daylight Time. Call toll-free from North America at 1-800-343-3006. Overseas callers can reach us at 001-800-343-3006. The local phone number is 250-343-6006.
Click on "Read more" to view the number of spaces remaining in our regular guided hikes schedule. Phone us to ask about booking a private group of 12 hikers. For general inquiries, send a note via the contact page.

Drop in for a Geo-Walk on Friday July 3 or Saturday July 4

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 next Geo-Walks are scheduled on Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4.
The regular summer schedule starts July 7 with Geo-Walks on Tuesday and Thursday at 10am and 2:30 pm right through to September 8.

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.

See where we've been on Facebook

Have a look at recent photos from the neighbourhood of Field BC on our Facebook page. No login is required to view photos.

Where are the Marble Canyon specimens?

Dr. Jean-Bernard Caron takes viewers behind the scenes to see the new Marble Canyon fossil specimens as they are unpacked, prepared and stored at the Royal Ontario Museum. He also shows examples of fossils that will be displayed in the Dawn of Life Gallery. Click here to view the videos, uploaded courtesy of The Globe and Mail.