Discover the Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park, which preserves one of the world's first complex
marine ecosystems and is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site.

Virtual Sea Odyssey

Observe the creatures who lived in the
Burgess Shale community from a “virtual submarine”.

Fossil Gallery

Tour the fossil gallery with spectacular
images and reconstructions of specimens.


Uncover the science of the
Burgess Shale in an evolutionary and geological context.


Learn about the discovery of
the first fossils and various field expeditions.

Parks Canada

Discover how you can visit the Burgess Shale and learn more.