Burgess Shale

Contact information
Checklist (required)

Do you give Parks Canada permission to notify you by email regarding future opportunities to volunteer with the Burgess Shale Fossils guided hikes program?


Have you been on a Burgess Shale Fossil guided hike before?


How did you hear about the Burgess Shale Fossils guided hikes Volunteer Program?


What is your current age group?


What is your language capability?


Do you hold any First Aid certifications?


Other skill areas

Volunteer requirements (required)
Volunteer role and responsibilities (required)

I will read through the pre-trip training sent to me upon confirmation of my volunteer date.

I will carry a radio and walkie-talkie issued by Parks Canada, for which I will be trained by the guide on the morning of the hike.

I will carry bear spray issued by Parks Canada, for which I will be trained by the guide on the morning of the hike.

I will follow the instructions given by the Parks Canada guide.

I will help with group management as directed by the guide (e.g. position myself at the back of the hiking group, encourage any slower-paced hikers, ensure the group remains on the trail, keep the group together).

I will be courteous towards other hikers on the trail.

I will assist the guide in monitoring the security of the Burgess Shale fossils and report any suspicious behaviour to the guide.

I will assist the guide with administering first aid, as requested.

I am prepared to stay with an injured party member or escort a group member down the trail at the request of the guide. In this uncommon situation, the volunteer might not get to complete the entire hike. You can register for a free hike as a client, in the same year, if you are required to escort someone off the trail.

I will provide at least 4 days’ notice if I am unable to volunteer on my confirmed hike date.


What date would you like to volunteer?