The Burgess Shale

Check out a 360° panoramic photo

Congratulations! You have successfully made the hike to the Walcott Quarry with your Parks Canada guide and this is the stunning view that greets you. As you stand on this ancient seabed in the sky, you can see Emerald Lake to the right and Mount Burgess to the left.

Facing the quarry wall, where tens of thousands of specimens have been found, your guide has opened the fossil cabinet and has given you the opportunity to hold some of the rarer and best preserved animal fossils in the world. Nearby, your hiking companions are making their own discoveries.

Burgess shale Panoramic photo

Burgess shale Panoramic photo