Geology Section

Geology Section

Peat beds 29,000 to 37,000 years old, Fisherman's Trail,
Granite bedrock, East Beach, Lighthouse Park
Glacial erratic of granite lying on metavolcanics, Mt Strachan

Photos curtsey of David Cook

The Geology Section focuses on the geology of southwestern BC, mainly through a series of self-guided tours. From time to time field trips are organized that are posted on Nature Vancouver EVENTS CALENDAR. Please contact David Cook for more information

Resources

Self Guided Geology Tours

David Cook has written several self-guided geology tours that are available below (links to be added soon). 

Physical Geology - online Textbook

This is a comprehensive introductory text on the physical aspects of geology, including rocks and minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, glaciation, groundwater, streams, coasts, mass wasting, climate change, planetary geology and much more.

It has a strong emphasis on examples from western Canada, especially British Columbia, and also includes a chapter devoted to the geological history of western Canada.

The book is a collaboration of faculty from Earth Science departments at Universities and Colleges across British Columbia and elsewher

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