This list goes from top to bottom (Head to Toe)
 
  • Sun hat (full brim is best)

  • Beanie/Toque

  • Sunglasses

  • Lip balm (optional with spf 15 minimum)

  • Sun Screen

  • Backpack (something that fits well and you've worn before)

  • Backpack cover (optional)

  • Short sleeve or long sleeve shirt (NOT cotton - cotton gets wet and stays wet)

  • Down Jacket or Fleece or Wool Sweater (Again, NOT cotton)

  • Rain Jacket or Poncho

  • Gloves or Mitts (water-proof are best)

  • Rain pants

  • Long pants or shorts (if you wear shorts make sure you bring rain pants)

  • Socks (some people like to change their socks on a rainy day)

  • Hiking Boots (high cut above the ankle - Insurance companies like it this way)

  • Water (Walcott - adults at least 2 litres; Stephen - Adults at least 1 litre)

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Hiking poles or ski poles (optional but highly recommended)

  • Small cameras (we suggest you use your cell phone - they often work great!)

  • Bear spray (the guide will have it, but feel free to bring your own)

  • Pain medication (if you know you're going to need it, then you should bring it)

REQUIRED CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT

Mountain weather changes

quickly, from hot to snow 

in a matter of minutes

 

WHAT TO BRING

WHAT NOT TO BRING
  • Big cameras with multiple lenses (trust us, you will notice the additional weight!)

  • Sandals, loafers/dress shoes/heels, crocs, etc

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

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun

Oct - Mar 

closed

1pm-6pm

1pm-6pm

1pm-6pm

1pm-6pm

closed

closed

Apr - May

closed

9am-4pm

9am-4pm

9am-4pm 9am-4pm

closed

closed

Jun-Sep

closed

9am-4pm

9am-4pm

9am-4pm

9am-4pm

9am-4pm

closed