Treks and Travels
Monthly, 7:30-9:00 p.m., at Rosedale Community Hall, 901-11 Avenue NW (free street parking is available in the evenings). Free for members, $5 charge at the door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required.

Come for an evening of discovery and discussion in an informal and intimate setting! CALL members are an adventurous group and are interested in hearing about active and interesting global pursuits. Each month we will have an interactive presentation from a different presenter.

We are looking for more CALL adventurers–CALL members and others– to come forward to stimulate and inspire us with accounts of their treks and travels. If you are interested and would like to know more, please contact Janet Samber or Richard King via e-mail at travel@calgarylifelonglearners.ca.


  • Thursday September 11 – All Day

Visit the Burgess Shale (Walcott Quarry)

Join CALL and learn about the world’s best known fossils. David Moore will take CALL members to this protected location and describe why the organisms of the Burgess Shale have taught us more about early life on Earth than any other fossil locality in the world. The tour is on September 11 and starts at 8:00 a.m. MDT in Field, BC. at the Yoho Trading Post gas station.

David Moore holds an MSc in geology and paleontology and has been a guide with the Burgess Shale Geoscience Foundation for over twenty years. Join David with his engaging style and sense of humor and be introduced to the wonders of the most famous fossils in the world.

Please read the notes below – this is a FULL day trip of hiking in the mountains that requires sufficient fitness. You’ll need good footgear, associated equipment plus a lunch and lots of water. Plan for a 10 hour day. Maximum of 12 people on a tour. If there are more than 12 people we will have a second guide.

CALL members have two options for this trip:

Option One: Come just for the day – meet us in Field at 8:00 a.m. MDT at the Yoho Trading Post gas station.
Cost is $120 for the guide (you provide your own equipment, lunch and water)

Option Two: Stay overnight in Field for two nights.

September 10 – Arrive in Field the day before the tour to stay relaxed! CALL has rooms booked at the Truffle Pigs Lodge and will host a wine and cheese get together before dinner (BYOB).

September 11 – Hike to the Burgess Shale Walcott Quarry, return to the Truffle Pigs Lodge.

September 12 – Check out and return to Calgary, continue to the west coast, or wherever your plans take you.

Cost is $120 for the tour and $110 per night per person, double occupancy. This is an approximate room cost and includes taxes. We ask that you phone Jennifer at the Truffle Pigs Lodge at 250-343-6303 and tell her that you are with CALL to make your booking (you provide your own equipment, lunch and water).

To secure your place on this exciting tour, please email Sue Constable at sconstable@shaw.ca to indicate your intentions. She will tell you where to send your $120 cheque made out to the Burgess Shale Foundation. You will also be required to fill out a waiver prior to undertaking the hike.