The Burgess Shale

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The Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park is a place of natural wonder and historic significance. Situated on the western slopes of the Rocky Mountains, waves of mountains now stand where oceans once rippled with life leaving ancient fossil treasures. Learn more about this protected place and be inspired by its stories.

The Burgess Shale is a seabed in the sky located at 2336 m. (7662 ft.) in Yoho National Park. Yoho is a Cree expression meaning awe or wonder.
The Burgess Shale is a seabed in the sky located at 2336 m. (7662 ft.) in Yoho National Park. Yoho is a Cree expression meaning awe or wonder.
PHOTO: © JOHN NIDDRIE, PARKS CANADA