Monday, June 22, 2009

Sea to Sky Geology Tour-Back by Popular Demand

Join us for a guided geology tour along the Sea to Sky highway, which will be led by an experienced geologist, David Cook, on Saturday June 27, 2009.




This one day geology bus tour will take you along the east side of North America's most southerly fjord (Howe Sound) where you will see such geological features as debris flows and the engineering that has been used to tame them, ice sculptures rock surfaces, beehive hills raised deltas, a hanging valley, glacial erratic boulders, glaciers, and ice fields, a volcano and basalt that flowed beneath a glacier. All these features sit upon 400 million year old metamorphosed volcanic rocks and 100 million year old granitic rocks that form the backbone of our North Shore mountain.

Do not miss this one day tour, filled with interesting information!
To register, please visit: webreg.westvancouver.ca
The code for this program is 630117. $ 40 per person.
The bus is scheduled to leave the West Vancouver Museum at 9 am and return to the Museum by 5 pm.



Photo:
A group of people standing in front of a lava flow, which flowed from the Garibaldi volcanic centre about 10000 years ago. Note the jointing, which formed as the lava cooled. In the Sea to Sky geology tour, we will make a stop here and see this feature.

Photo by David Cook, 2005

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