Walcott Quarry hike – Burgess Shale

Walcott Quarry hike – Burgess Shale

In September of 2014 we hiked to the Walcott Quarry location of the Burgess Shale in Yoho National Park. There is no access to this site without a tour guide, which you must book through either Parks Canada or the Geoscience Foundation. We ended up going with Parks...
Crypt Lake – Waterton Lakes National Park

Crypt Lake – Waterton Lakes National Park

Waterton Lake National Park’s most unique hike is the Crypt Lake Trail, an 8.7km trek involving a boat, ladder, tunnel and rope with a picturesque lake at the top. We got tickets for the 9:00am boat ride to the trailhead; there is also a 10:00am option in July and...
Wonder Pass – Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Wonder Pass – Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park

Our last day at Assiniboine (Day 5) started as the smokiest day since we had arrived three days before. Since it had not rained the previous evening (unlike every other night), the air had not been cleared of smoke. That meant that everything in the morning had a...