Burgess Shale Stanley Glacier Guided Hikes

  • Thu July 27, 2017 All Day

Burgess Shale Guided Hikes

Join a Parks Canada interpreter on a full-day hike to learn about the Burgess Shale Fossil Beds.



Guided Burgess Shale Guided Hikes to: Walcott Quarry, Mt. Stephen Fossil Beds or Stanley Glacier and touch 505 million-year-old fossils. For more information, prices and the June and September schedule, call 1-877-737-3783 or visit www.parkscanada.gc.ca/burgessshale. Reservations and payment required.


Burgess Shale Guided Hike 2017 Schedule:

Stanley Glacier – Kootenay National Park

Kootenay Foss


ils Revealed

Thursday (July 27 to Aug. 31 only)

Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Moderately difficult 12-km return hike

(7 hours).

Mt. Stephen Fossil Beds – Yoho National Park

Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Stone Bugs Galore


Challenging 8-km return hike (7 hours).

Walcott Quarry: Classic Expedition – Yoho National Park

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

Challenging 21-km return hike (11 hours).


Did you know? The Parks Canada Interpretive Programs are listed as #40 on Travel Columbia Valley‘s 150 Things to do in the Columbia Valley List?