Explore Geoheritage Day


Sunday, October 23, 2011 from 10:00am to 3:00pm

Once again, we invite you to come join us at your local parks, school yards and green spaces to learn how geological processes have shaped the regional landscape and provided resources for our use. There are even more sites to explore this year, so come out and spend the day with us!

This year's sites include:

  • Mer Bleue Bog, Orleans
  • Downtown Ottawa Building Stone Walking Tour
  • Billings Estate National Historic Site -  Journalist Randy Boswell will be back again this year to talk about Elkanah Billings, the first Paleontologist with the Geological Survey of Canada; and we will have fossil activities for kids
  • Champlain Lookout, Gatineau Park
  • Champlain Bridge Stromatolites, Gatineau
  • Brebeuf Park, Gatineau
  • Hogs Back Park, Ottawa
  • Carp Ridge Hike, Morgan's Grant, Kanata
  • Pinhey's Point Historic - Geocaching activities are planned at this scenic Historic Property near Dunrobin.

Geocaching activities are planned at this scenic Historic Property near Dunrobin.
This event is part of National Science and Technology Week.

Sites are hosted by volunteers from Carleton University's Department of Earth Sciences and the Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project.