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Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation

Burgess Shale

201 Kicking Horse Ave, Field, 
British Columbia, V0A 1G0

In 1909 Charles Walcott discovered one of the most significant fossil locations in the world - the Burgess Shale, in Yoho National Park. These amazing fossils provide a window into what the world looked like half-a-billion years ago.

The Mt. Stephen Fossil Beds hike includes a fossil splitting session before the hike begins.

Access to all fossil sites can only be visited with certified licensed guides. Phone to register well ahead of your planned visit.


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Months of Operation

Please note:  Geo-walks May-Oct. Guided hikes Jul-Sep.

Amenities & Facilities *

Pets Allowed (Conditions may apply)
* charges may apply

Policies & Restrictions

Cancellation Policy
No refunds except for medical reasons with a signed doctors note.
Group Policy
The maximum number of clients per group is 12. Two groups per day is acceptable.
Age Restrictions
The youngest person that has participated in the hikes was 5 but they were seasoned hikers, and the eldest person has been 83.
Clothing Gear Required
You must be prepared to encounter all four seasons in one day in the mountains, so bring rain gear/umbrella, hat/toque, sun screen, bug dope, well worn and supportive foot wear, water, wind breaker, light wool gloves, sunglasses.
Mobility Restrictions
The hikes take place on a maintained hiking trail with an incline of approximately 12-15 degrees. Self mobility walking required.
Weight Restriction
Individuals must be in good physical condition.