The Burgess Shale

Protect

The Burgess Shale and the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage Site are real, natural, and inspiring. Parks Canada serves Canadians to protect and present special places like these and to foster understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of them, now and for the future. We need your help to make this happen. Here are a few ways how:

Access to the Burgess Shale fossil beds is by guided hike or special permit only.
Access to the Burgess Shale fossil beds is by guided hike or special permit only.
PHOTO: ROGER HOSTIN, PARKS CANADA