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The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation

Field, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Ever since reading Wonderful Life by Stephen Jay Gould I've wanted to see the fossils at the Walcott Quarry myself. It didn't disappoint! Our guide Leda (sp?) was knowledgeable and funny and kept a comfortable hiking pace while talking with us about our interests and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Lifeofwanders3
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the 110th anniversary of Charles Doolittle Walcott's discovery, we joined a group of 8 others and hiked up to the Walcott beds. David, the guide, was professional, interesting and gave a couple of fantastic mini-lectures on the origins of life on earth, the Cambrian,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank lae2424
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you have any interest in where you came from, any desire for a greater understanding of evolution and life on earth and any desire to hold a fossil of an organism 300 million years old in the palm of your hand a visualize its...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Marsha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The destination is globally significant. The scenery is astonishing. The Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation guides bring the story behind the fossils to life. I am grateful for the work you do to inform and educate at these exceptional locations. This is not just for geologists....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MA B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had been wanting to do this hike for a few years. I took my 16 and 12yr old kids and 11 and 9yr old nephews on the Mt. Stephen trilobite hike. It was fantastic! There are thousands of fossils. We had a beautiful day...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank shannonbrown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a pretty avid hiker and was doing well the day my friend and I went on this hike. I must admit it will be guide dependent and group dependent, but ours was way too fast for an enjoyable hike of any sort. Even at...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank anonK2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on both hikes with the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation - Wolcott first, then Trilobite beds. They're definitely intense hikes, but our guide built in plenty of breaks. Bring lots of water and snacks, and don't ignore the items on the packing list -...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank colinm725
Reviewed August 15, 2019

Great day. The hike is moderate to strenuous, but definitely worth it if you appreciate fossils and/or the Cambrian explosion. Was so thrilled to see parts of anomalocaris in the rocks as well as many species of trilobites and other creatures! Much larger species of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank dumprequiringahandle
Reviewed August 11, 2019

My wife and I chose this tour to see and learn about the trilobite fossils. From a web search and reviews we chose this tour group. The hike was well organized and our guide Lida was great. There were several planned stops along the way...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Jlab
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Excellent knowledgable guide/host. I was the slowest participant, but never felt that I was much of an inconvenience. Parts of the hike (it's not a "climb") are fairly tough for an old person like me, so think carefully about your capabilities. The result was wonderful,...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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I had forgotton the time difference. On August 4th, please. Thanks,
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