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November 22, 2018

If not for the protected status of the national park, the Burgess Shale fossils would have been plundered long ago by commercial quarrying. The protection they have been afforded made it possible for the 1975 Royal Ontario Museum expedition to find, still lying in the...

November 8, 2018

In 1884, the Canadian Pacific Railway reached the Kicking Horse Valley where it established the town of Field. The railway opened the valley to tourists, adventurers, and scientists, including R.G. McConnell, a geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada. In early S...

January 9, 2018

In 2011, Emily Taylor, a hiker on one of our tours discovered a r are fossil of an organism now described as Ovatiovermis cribratus. There are only two known specimens of Oviatiovermis making it one of the rarest of the Burgess Shale species.

Every year our clients col...

January 1, 2018

Habelia optata (Joanna Liang/Royal Ontario Museum)

Until recently, paleontologist have had difficulty deciding where the Habeliida taxa belonged on the tree of life. A recent re-description of the arthropod habelia optata places the Habeliida next to the...

September 5, 2017

Capinatator praetermissus (Marianne Collins/Royal Ontario Museum)

Long before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, this bizarre creature swam the seas. The Capinatator didn't have a face, but had 50 curved rigid spines that jutted out of its head. And when some unsuspecting crit...

August 27, 2017

You can find out "what's so amazing about the Burgess Shale" in the article that Crowfoot Media wrote about us here

August 21, 2017

The passing of Murray Coppold was a shock to his friends and colleagues at the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation. He was a long-time contributor to the Foundation in various activities such as editor of our newsletter Marrella and the author of  “A Geoscience Guide t...

June 6, 2017

If you are coming through Yoho this summer Avenue Magazine has some suggestions of what to do and see... and the Burgess Shale is, of course, the highlight!

April 27, 2017

Click here to read the University of Toronto's media release about Tokummia katalepsis, the newest organism to be described from the Marble Canyon burgess shale site.

April 27, 2017

Canadian country musician Tim Hicks at the Mt. Stephen Triolobite Beds finding inspiration for a new song about trilobites and the early railroad workers who found them at the base of Mt. Stephen.

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