often fog-shrouded coastline is now on a list of nine potential UNESCO World Heritage Sites within Canada.
Much of our knowledge of Ediacaran fossils at this remarkable site comes from the research of Dr. Guy Narbonne, Professor and Research Chair in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Dr. Narbonne is a world-renowned specialist in the origin of animals, whose description of the unusual fractal nature of the Ediacaran physiology was hailed as one of the top 100 science discoveries of 2004.
The fossil beds are located at the edge of the Eastern Hyper-oceanic Barrens ecoregion, noted for its distinctive low-growing vegetation and balsam fir tuckamore. The walk to the fossil beds is approximately 45 minutes in each direction over rolling and uneven ground, with two stream crossings. Be prepared for the cool, damp weather that's common to the area.