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Burgess Shale

Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 877-737-3783
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Perfect day, awesome experience!

We hiked to Burgess Shale with a visit by Parks Canada and it was just awesome! We were a little... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2016
Quebec City, Canada
Stanley Glacier Trail

There a number of hikes you can do to see the site of the Burgess Shale (one of the most important... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Jeremy H
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The famous Burgess Shale is located in the magnificent Canadian Rockies of southeastern British Columbia. The site is on a ridge between two mountaintops, near the town of Field. Ninety kilometres east, across the Continental Divide, lies the resort town of Banff. To get to the Walcott quarry, you hike a scenic trail a distance of about 10km, taking about 3 hours. All around you is the spectacular scenery of Yoho National Park, including Takakkaw Falls, Emerald Lake, numerous glaciers, and high mountains.
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Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada
+1 877-737-3783

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Reviewed 15 October 2016

We hiked to Burgess Shale with a visit by Parks Canada and it was just awesome! We were a little scared at first, because of all the warnings Parks Canada post on their website, but it turns out that if you're used to regular day...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

There a number of hikes you can do to see the site of the Burgess Shale (one of the most important fossil sites in the world) - they are all guided. This is the less strenuous of them and run by Parks Canada. You meet...More

Thank Jeremy H
Reviewed 3 September 2016

A wonderful guide who tried to make the hike about more than the destination (which is a long way up!). Saw a kingfisher and woodpecker and had over an hour to look for fossils - very interesting.

Thank SmokoEdmonton_AB
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Went on the hike to the fossil fields last week, absolutely amazing. Many thanks to our guide David, did a great job bringing the group together and getting everyone up and back down again. A really worthwhile hard day out.

Thank Ant W
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The hike itself is quite spectacular. I guess not for anyone with health issues as it is a bit of a climb and also some exposure. The guide we had from Parks Canada was amazing. She knew her stuff, we had a geologist and also...More

Thank Dawnmarilyn12
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The guided hike to the Mt. Stephen Fossil Beds was invigorating and fascinating. Our guide from the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation was knowledgeable and friendly, and answered all of my 7 year old's questions! The hike is only 8 km round trip, but the elevation...More

Thank 297ksr
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This is a decent hike that looks over Emerald Lake. The real attraction is the fossils. You can do a fossil hunt with a group of others and see a store chest of other found fossils that give you a perspective of our ancient past....More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I did this hike with my high school science class years ago. It was a strenuous 21 km hike and not a walk in the park. It was all worth it once we reached the top. What an incredible view. We hung up top to...More

Thank Sanaay1
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The Stanley Glacier location is the best for fit younger families. Pack a lunch and take lots of water. Wear good footware as even though this is the least steep of the 3 hikes it's still a climb. The hikes are hosted by Interpretive Guides...More

Thank Terry_Barb
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

A great hike to an important site. All day 7am to 7pm. Guide required. Not that easy as I was hurting the next day. Spectacular views at the top. Always like it when I am rewarded at the top.

Thank entropyorganizer
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