Come and see the Geologic History of the Rocky Mountains!
By staying at Chancellor Peak Chalets, you are right in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Since we are located just 20 minutes east of Golden, British Columbia, we are within easy driving distance of some incredible natural scenery.
One of those “must see” experiences for Geology and Natural History fans is the Burgess Shale. Discovered in 1909 by paleontologist Charles Walcott, he was the first to recognize the soft-bodied organisms preserved in the rocks and shale.
To get to the Burgess Shale, simply drive east from Chancellors Peak until Field, British Columbia. Then follow the signs.
Burgess Shale Fossil Beds
1 (800) 343-3006
Full-day hikes to the Burgess Shale Fossil Beds take you from the Yoho Valley at Takakkaw Falls to the Walcott Quarry on the Burgess Highline trail high above Emerald Lake. You will get to view an assortment of selected fossils that have made the Burgess Shale known as one of the world’s most important fossil discoveries.
A half-day hike is also available at the Mount Stephen Fossil Beds above the Field Townsite, where you are sure to find plenty of trilobites and fossils of aquatic species.
They also have many other guided hikes available for everyone from Kids to Seniors!