Have you ever wondered how the rugged beauty of Canmore’s mountainous landscape came to be, or how the landscape has shaped the town? Get to know the science behind the area where we live and play a little better with geologist Percy Strong.
Our geology and mining walking tour will give insight into the geology of our rugged Rocky Mountains and explore the geology and history of the No. 1 and No. 2 coal mines and the reclaimed former strip mine – now the popular recration spot, Quarry Lake.
The tour is 3 hours in length; tour participants will first meet at the Canmore Museum. Visitors are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and wear layered summer walking clothes. Bottled water will be supplied.
ABOUT OUR GUIDE
Percy Strong is a retired geoscientist, an avid rockhound, hiker and snowshoer. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours, Geology) from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador, and a Master of Science (specializing in sedimentology) from McMaster University.
Despite that he still considers himself a student of the Bow Valley and keen on learning about the rock outcrops and glacial deposits found there. He has worked with major and junior oil companies in the petroleum industry, run his own geological consulting company and finished his 36 year career as the Chief Geologist for the petroleum division of a major gold mining company.
Percy is also keen photographer, reader and has an interest in creative writing.