Kitsilano Beach Walk


Would you like to discover what Vancouver was like 50 million years ago? 

This easy walk along Kitsilano Beach, led by geologist Andy Randell, will introduce you to evidence of lazy lagoons, raging floods, ancient forests and if we’re really lucky, fossils! The walk is less than one kilometer and is suitable for all ages. This is an excellent opportunity to find out about what Vancouver was like millions of years ago, and what these fossils tell us about the future.

This is not a rigorous walk but please be sure to wear comfortable footwear.

Date: Saturday, September 15

Time: 2:00pm

Location: Meet at the steps by the Showboat Stage located above Kitsilano Pool.

Admission: Free but you must register to participate.



Also at MOV on Saturday: Geologist David Cook will be hosting an interactive station at MOV between 11am – 3pm in our Wild Things exhibition. David will introduce museum visitors to the rocks of Kitsilano and Stanley Park shorelines. Why not rock your world with an additional activity? Admission to the gallery is required. Information here 



Andy Randell is a professional geologist living in Vancouver and working on sites around the world. Along with his consulting business, he also founded the Below BC Geological Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to education and outreach for Earth Sciences. Andy has been studying Kitsilano Beach and its fossils for the past few years and uses the site to teach students and the public about its fascinating natural history.

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