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Walcott Quarry July 14, 2018

Gorgeous almost cloudless day. Great scenery on the way up and back. Guide, Lida, was very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Calgary, Canada
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Mt Stephen hike to trilobite beds

Absolutely fantastic day hike to Mt Stephen with our fit 7 & 9 year olds. The hike is steep, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jen G
Vancouver, Canada
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201 Kicking Horse Ave, Field, Yoho National Park, British Columbia V0A 1G0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Gorgeous almost cloudless day. Great scenery on the way up and back. Guide, Lida, was very knowledgeable about the flora and the fossils. Hiking pace was perfect with frequent short stops to look at plants. The fossils were intriguing and the information available at the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely fantastic day hike to Mt Stephen with our fit 7 & 9 year olds. The hike is steep, the mosquitoes abundant but the rewards are amazing - you literally trip over trilobite fossils at the quarry. Our guide, David, was fantastic - extremely knowledgeable...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a rigorous and challenging height with an elevation guide of a half mile . Our guide Lida paused frequently for us to catch our breath. However, we ate lunch surrounded by scattered fossils, which thrilled our kids and made it worth the climb.

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

If you like hiking in beautiful mountains,with a geologist guide, to one of the most important fossil sites in the world than this is the experience for you.

1  Thank David8491
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Fantastic Hike!!! David was our guide and his passion for this hike and the beginnings of our planet are only out shined but his passion for his children! A kind, incredibly smart, and fun guy to spend the day with. Thanks David!!

1  Thank kathy z
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Our tourguide was Lida and she was really knowledgeable! The pace was accommodating for everyone in the group, but some hiking experience and a certain level of fitness is a must for this trip. It was a long, rewarding day with excellent scenery, and fascinating...More

1  Thank 4-Canmore
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Ours was a small but enthusiastic group who got to hike to the Mt Stephens fossil bed with Thomas on a very chilly day. Thomas was an excellent guide all the way around, and seeing that our group was knowledgable and nerdy - we were...More

2  Thank jennymackayak
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Thomas was a great guide, world - travelled, entertaining, knowledgeble...In the steep parts of hike he threw in very fun stories so nobody really paid attention on steep climb we were just making... He was very flexible, didn't rush us and we could had enjoy...More

3  Thank Sarka V
Reviewed 20 September 2017

David was an awesome guide. He set a pace that was good for a group of mixed levels and allowed us to come down at our pace which was nice. The Burgess Shale and the whole story about it was really impressive. David's enthusiasm about...More

1  Thank Stefanie H
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had wanted to do the trip to the Mount Stephen Fossil field for a long time and this year finally we made our reservations. When we planned this we did not know that I would be unable to go because of...More

1  Thank Spitak
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I had forgotton the time difference. On August 4th, please. Thanks,