Burgess Shale, Yoho National Park

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  • A must hike if you are into fossils and also beautiful scenery. This hike starts around the Takakkaw Falls and pretty much follows the Iceline Trail until little Yoho Lake. From there you have another...  more »
  • 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 »

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