Welcome to Field, BC

The Town of Field, British Columbia

Field BC
Field's History

The town of Field, British Columbia is located between Lake Louise, AB and Golden, BC in the heart of Yoho National Park and offers plenty opportunity for outdoor recreation enthusiasts and those who just want a quiet place to relax.

Field was established during the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway as a locomotive depot for pusher engines required to help trains over the nearby Field Hill. The town was given its name by the CPR in December 1884 to honour American businessman Cyrus West Field, who was instrumental in establishing trans-atlantic telegraph service. Despite the CPR's best efforts to win an investment from Cyrus Field, by naming the village and Mount Field in his honour, he never did invest.

It is home to 300 inhabitants, The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation and numerous small B&B’s, hotels and guesthouses as well as eating establishments, gifts and a general store. The community is also home to many artisans whose work can be found in the village. Visit www.field.ca for more information.

Accommodations

For information on accommodations in Field B.C. please click here.

For information on accommodations in Yoho National Park please click here.

For information on accommodations in Golden B.C. please click here.

 
Weather
For the local 7 day forecast please click here.
To see web cams at various elevations at Lake Louise (ski resort) please go here.

Contact us

Email:

info@burgess-shale.bc.ca 

Phone:

Ph: 250-343-6006  
Toll-free: 1-800-343-3006

Address:

The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation 
201 Kicking Horse Ave

P.O. Box 148 
Field, British Columbia V0A 1G0 

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Office hours

(NOT our guided tour hours)

For the tour schedule click here

Mountain Time Zone

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Apr - May

closed

9am-4pm

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Jun-Sep

closed

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