Geology

Geology

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

GEOLOGY SECTION

The Geology Section focuses on the geology of southwestern BC, mainly through a series of self-guided tours. Please contact David Cook for more information.


IN THE NEWS

Yukon River Stolen by Climate Change, Globe and Mail 2017


 

FIELD TRIPS

Check out the calendar of events page for Geology field trips or 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 elsewhere.


 

PHOTO CREDIT

Photos by David Cook