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Burgess Shale Region © Royal Ontario Museum
The Burgess Shale sites are located in Yoho National Park near Field, British Columbia and in Kootenay National Park at Stanley Glacier.
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Meeting Locations

Walcott Quarry hikes depart at 7:15 a.m. from the Takakkaw Falls parking lot. Please arrive at 7:00 a.m. to sign waivers and go through hike preparations. The main Takakkaw Falls parking lot is a 13 kilometre drive from the Trans-Canada Highway; allow 30 minutes to drive from Field. Hikes end at the same location. The road to Takakkaw Falls is steep, with tight switchbacks. Leave trailers in the parking lot across from Monarch Campground.

Mount Stephen hikes depart at 7:15 a.m. from the parking lot of the Yoho Visitor Centre in the town of Field, BC. Please arrive at 7:00 a.m. to sign waivers and go through hike preparations. The Yoho Visitor Centre is located next to the Trans-Canada Highway at the entrance to the village of Field, BC. 

Stanley Glacier hikes depart at 8:15 a.m. from the Stanley Glacier parking lot in Kootenay National Park. Please arrive at 8:00 a.m. to sign waivers and go through hike preparations. The Stanley Glacier parking lot is 15 km (9.3 miles) south of Castle Junction on Highway 93 South in Kootenay National Park. It is 95 km (59 miles) north of Radium Hot Springs, 45 km (28 miles) southwest of Banff and 40 km (25 miles) southeast of Lake Louise.

Time zones in British Columbia: When travelling east from Vancouver, the time changes from the Pacific Time Zone to the Mountain Time Zone, at Glacier National Park’s eastern boundary. Please note that all hike times are in the Mountain Daylight Time Zone.

Warning: Delays on the Trans-Canada Highway from August 14 through November 30, 2015. 

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