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Kootenay National Park

The Burgess Shale

The Burgess Shale is one of the most significant fossil finds on earth. These exquisite fossils found in Yoho and Kootenay national parks are changing our understanding of evolution itself. Parks Canada protects these internationally significant treasures. We also make it possible for people from around the world to visit in person and explore the origins of life on earth.

Discover five-hundred and five million year old fossils.
Explore online or visit in person!

The Burgess Shale | Discover 505 million year old fossils | UNESCO World Heritage

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