Have you ever wondered how the rugged beauty of Canmore’s mountainous landscape came to be, or how the landscape has shaped the town? As our last Membership Monday before we break for the summer, we will explore the local geology and get to know the science behind the area where we live and play a little better.
This walk will also provide a preview to our summer geology hikes with Percy; these 3-hour long hikes will allow visitors to explore the geology and history of the region, particularly as it relates to our mining heritage.
Interested in participating and not a member? Our Member Monday events are ways for our members to come together and learn more about the museum and our programs. We welcome you to check out the ways you can become a member today.
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.