Field Trip Leaders: Kevin Root and John Weissenberger
August 9th 2018, 7:30am - 5:00pm

The field trip is one day in the Bow Valley looking at the basin evolution through the Paleozoic. 

The main goals of this trip are to examine Devonian, Mississippian and Cretaceous strata at Jura Creek and Seebe Dam.  These strata form both conventional and unconventional reservoirs in the subsurface of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.  We will also observe Tertiary thrust structures at Mount Yamnuska and in the front Ranges to the west, and will discuss aspects of the enigmatic Devonian and Mississippian Antler Orogeny.

Young Professional CSPG Members: $50 + GST
Young Professional Non-members:    $60 + GST  (CSPG student membership is free, sign up here)

Student CSPG Members: $30 + GST
Student Non-members:    $40 + GST  (CSPG student membership is free, sign up here)

  • Transportation, breakfast, lunch and snacks are included

Registration has now closed. This Field Trip is full .

Trip Itinerary:

7:30am  Arrive at bus pick up location - In Front of Gulf Canada Square ( 401 - 9th Ave SW)
8:00am  Depart Calgary
9:00am  Arrive at Seebee Dam - examine and discuss Cadium Formation and thrust structures at Mount Yamnuska 
11:15am  Depart Seebee Dam and drive to Jura Creek with a short stop along the way to view thrust structures
12:00pm  Lunch 
12:30pm  Hike up to Jura Creek and examine the Mississippian and Devonian stratigraphy and briefly discuss the mid-Paleozoic Antler Orogeny
5:00pm  Return to bus and depart for Calgary
6:00pm  Arrive back to Calgary Drop Off Location  - In Front of Gulf Canada Square ( 401 - 9th Ave SW) 

For more information please contact or 403-513-1238