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Burgess Shale Media Room

Media kit
Introduction to the Burgess Shale 
About the Burgess Shale (Virtual Museum of Canada)
About the Guided Hikes

Film and Video Guidelines
Film and Photography Guidelines for Yoho National Park.

Media Opportunities 

  • Join a Parks Canada Interpreter for a complimentary full-day familiarization hike to the Burgess Shale (July to early September) 
  • Interview an award-winning Parks Canada Interpreter by phone or in-person about what makes the Burgess Shale so special (all year) 
  • Chat with a senior Parks Canada manager by phone or in-person to learn about what Parks Canada is doing to protect, present and promote the Burgess Shale (all year) 
  • Visit Parks Canada’s new Burgess Shale exhibit in the Yoho National Park Visitor Reception Centre (all year) 
  • Get behind-the-scenes access to learn about and photograph Parks Canada’s rich collection of Burgess Shale fossils

Media Relations Contact
For media inquiries or image requests, please contact us:


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