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Everyone is part of the Burgess Shale story, one that contains answers and sparks questions about the evolution of life on this planet, and our own ancient ancestry. Share your story. Send us an email about your Burgess Shale experience.

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“It was an absolutely amazing experience and very well presented by our guide, Omar! On the way up the trail, Omar took the time to explain our surroundings such as different plants and animals which was very interesting. Once at the Shale, we were provided solid and educational information on this amazing cultural site! Omar was very well versed in all biological, geographical and historical aspects of the hike while remaining very humble! We never felt rushed even though the hike was quite challenging.”
Calgary, AB visitor

“....My grandson, son-in-law, and I took the guided hike to the Mt. Stephen trilobite beds. All of us enjoyed the trip thoroughly. We were delighted to be able to see this Canadian treasure, and appreciated the fact that Parks Canada offered the opportunity for Canadians to experience such a wonder. I must say that our guide, Claudia, certainly made it a more meaningful trip. Her knowledge of the specimens and the significance of the find added immensely to the entire day”
Calgary, AB visitor

“Hiked Mt. Stephen with Omar. Awesome! The hike was very informative and well paced. It was neat that we could actually go on part of the area and search for fossils. There were some kids on our hike and he was awesome with them and kept them engaged and interested. I really enjoyed the hike thanks Parks Canada for reintroducing these hikes.” Markerville, AB visitor