Burgess Shale, Yoho National Park

4.8
#4 of 13 in Trails in Kootenay Rockies
Hiking Trail Historic Site
Burgess Shale is located in Yoho National Park. Plan to visit Burgess Shale during your Yoho National Park vacation using our convenient Yoho National Park vacation trip planner.
Create an itinerary including Burgess Shale
map
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
41 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Readers of Stephen Gould's Wonderful Life will be familiar with the Burgess Shale, one of the most important geological sites in the world. But we did not realize it was at Emerald Lake in Yoho Nation...  more »
  • We hiked to Burgess Shale with a visit by Parks Canada and it was just awesome! We were a little scared at first, because of all the warnings Parks Canada post on their website, but it turns out that ...  more »
  • There a number of hikes you can do to see the site of the Burgess Shale (one of the most important fossil sites in the world) - they are all guided. This is the less strenuous of them and run by Parks...  more »

Plan your trip to Yoho National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Yoho National Park

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Plans in Yoho National Park by other users

31 days in Canada BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Yoho National Park BY A USER FROM CANADA October, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: October, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Yoho National Park BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Alberta & Yoho National Park BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 32 days in British Columbia, Portland & Seattle BY A USER FROM BELGIUM July, culture, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Canmore & Yoho National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Yoho National Park BY A USER FROM CANADA October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Jasper National Park, Banff National Park & Yoho National Park BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans