The Burgess Shale is one of the world’s most significant fossil locations. Contained in Yoho National Park, these 500 million year-old fossils provide insight into life in the sea at that time and into the very nature of evolution.
Parks Canada interpreters lead day-long guided interpretive hikes to the two fossil locations in Yoho. Participants are introduced to the natural and cultural history of the area and will experience awe-inspiring views of a a variety of stunning mountain landscapes.
This video provides a snapshot of a hike to the fossil site called Walcott Quarry, showing participants starting their day, learning along the way, taking in magnificent scenery and exciting wildlife sightings and arriving at the most important fossil location in the world. Watch as visitors make their own ‘discoveries’ as they pick up and examine these half a billion-year old creatures.