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 3 dates in the Geo-Walk season are Tuesday September 1, 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.
Call us to register for guided hikes and walks. Office hours 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. Read more to view availability in the guided hikes schedule. Have a group of 12 hikers? Call to arrange for a private group on your preferred hike date.
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 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.
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
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.