Please phone our toll-free number 1-800-343-3006 Monday through Friday between 9am-noon and 1-4pm MDT to register for a guided hike to the Mt Stephen Fossil Beds, the guided hike to the Walcott Quarry or the Climate Change in the Rockies guided hike. Note that the office will be closed on Monday September 1.
We've sold out the last CMAGS (Canmore Museum & Geoscience Centre) hike to the Walcott Quarry.
- Thursday August 28 hike to the Walcott Quarry
CMAGS members qualify for a further discount.
Please contact CMAGS to register by phone (403) 678-2462 Noon-5pm seven days a week, or click to open their contact form.
Would you like to experience the Burgess Shale, but don't have the time to make the hike? Join us for an easy and informative Geo-Walk, suitable for all ages, that is followed by a hands-on activity. Pre-register by phone. Drop-in participants are also welcome.
Aug. 21, 2014 Update on ROM's discovery of soft-bodied Burgess Shale-type fossils in Kootenay National Park
The CBC visited the new fossil site on August 21. View the video.
Wonderfully preserved specimens of Metaspriggina from the Marble Canyon site have allowed Conway Morris and Caron to redescribe this very early fish and to interpret clues about the early evolution of fish.
The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of virtual tours of the Walcott Quarry, Mount Stephen Trilobite Beds and various other locations that are of importance to the Burgess Shale fossil discovery.
The virtual tours are available at http://youview360.ca/BurgessShale/
A big thanks to Rick Lichtenauer for creating these virtual tours!
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and Parks Canada have launched their Burgess Shale on-line exhibition, as part of the Virtual Museum of Canada. The website provides, for the first time ever, an immersive journey into the world of the bizarre prehistoric creatures that formed the foundation for all animal life on Earth half a billion years ago.