The Burgess Shale

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The Burgess Shale and Yoho National Park are yours to explore. Discover the fascinating story of an ancient sea that teemed with early animal life before the mountains were born, before humans came to this spectacular area of the Canadian Rockies on foot, on horseback, by rail, and by car.

Nowhere on earth will you find such exquisitely preserved soft-bodied fossils in layers of sedimentary rock in the splendour of a national park. Nowhere on earth will you have such hands-on experiences that will take you so far back in time.

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A guided trip to one of the Burgess Shale fossil beds provides unforgettable hands-on experiences.
A guided trip to one of the Burgess Shale fossil beds provides unforgettable hands-on experiences.
PHOTO: © ROGER HOSTIN, PARKS CANADA