Calgary To Banff
Field Trip For Non-Geologists
In-House Team-Building course only
Useful for anyone working in the oil and gas industry, and interested
in the geological features that are so beautifully displayed in
our Foothills and mountains. Individuals wanting to understand the
geology of these areas and their fundamental relationship to our
search for oil and gas will find this field trip worthwhile. Included
is a comprehensive guidebook, and a poster "The Rocks, the
Mountains, the Oil & Gas.
This is a one-day field trip by bus from Calgary to Banff which
starts in the Plains, crosses the Foothills Belt, and ends in the
Front Ranges of the Rockies. The objectives of this field trip are:
- To review the oil and gas potential of each of these areas.
- To illustrate how the magnificent exposures seen in the Rockies
can help with the subsurface. interpretation of the Western Canadian
- To appreciate the tectonic forces of mountain building.
- To review how glaciation has shaped the mountain scenery in
the Banff area.
We will stop at a number of classic locations, and hike to view
the Devonian Reef at Grassi Lakes above Canmore. Companies have
successfully used this trip as a framework for a “teambuilding”
day. A wind-up BBQ at a mountain location can be arranged.
What People Say:
"We would like to thank you for the wonderful experience…and
would welcome the chance to join you on some other field trips in
"As a reservoir engineer I really enjoyed standing "inside"
the reef reservoir at Grassi Lakes. I now have a much better understanding
of what we are drilling for in the field."
"I’ll never drive this highway again without now asking,
'How did things get this way?"
"Everyone enjoyed themselves and I know we learned a lot."
Locations visited include:
- The Big Hill at Cochrane
- Copithorne Ridge in the Foothills
- The Cardium Formation at Seebee Dam
- Mount Yamnuska Viewpoint
- Lac des Arcs Thrust Faults
- Grassi Lakes Reef Hike
- Banff Traffic Circle Sandstone Sequence and Coal beds
- Mount Norquay Lookout