Two sites administered by Parks Canada have been named to an international list of the first 100 geological heritage sites. This new international designation acknowledges iconic locations around the world, recognized for their relevance and impact in understanding the Earth and its history.
Gros Morne National Park in Newfoundland and Labrador earned a spot for being one of the world’s best exposures of the Moho — the boundary between crust and mantle rocks, preserved at the Earth's surface in a dramatic glacial landscape. It was first inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1987. Part of Yoho National Park in British Columbia, Burgess Shale made the list for being one of the most significant fossil areas in the world featuring a diverse, abundant marine community dominated by soft-bodied organisms. It was originally inscribed as a World Heritage site in 1980 and became part of the larger Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks World Heritage site in 1984.