The North Shore is underlain by a variety of rock types formed over a period of approximately 130 million years. The local geology plays a critical role in design of major engineering projects, water supply, and even real estate prices.
This excursion will examine several key locations on the North Shore and provide an overview of the complex and fascinating geological history of our area.
Specifically, the bedrock geology will be defined during the first three stops of the tour and presentation. Then, combining geology with major engineering work will be explored at Cleveland Dam area. At the final stop, public safety and lessons learned will be reviewed regarding the Berkeley Landslide on east of Seymour River.
- 8:45 AM: Meet at Park Royal North Shopping Plaza - Ground Level Parking Lot
- 9:15 AM: Caulfield Park shoreline exposures
- 10:30 AM: Cypress Mountain lookout
- 11:15 AM: Lower Capilano area – Keith Road and 3th Street
- 12:15 PM: Capilano Grind Coffee House (Montroyal and Capilano), lunch break
- 1:00 PM: Cleveland Dam loop walk
- 2:45 PM: Berkeley Escarpment, Eliza Kutner Park
Lindsay Bottomer, P.Geo.
Lindsay Bottomer is a geological consultant with over 40 years of worldwide experience in mineral exploration and resource development. He has been based in Vancouver for the last 30 years. During this period, he has worked in more than 30 countries, mainly in the Americas and Eastern Asia. He was elected to the Engineers and Geoscientists BC Council for three terms, and has received major industry awards from AusIMM, AMEBC, and Engineers and Geoscientists BC. He currently leads a sessional field course for North Shore Elder College on the geology and history of the Vancouver region.
- Due to space limitations, registrations will be limited to 25 attendees maximum.
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