Explore Geoheritage Day 2016


Explore Geoheritage Day

Sunday, October 16, 2016 
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Stromatolite fossils near the Champlain Bridge


Come join us at your local parks and green spaces for our 8th annual Geoheritage Day!


You will have the chance to learn how geological processes have shaped the regional landscape, given us a glimpse into past environments and life forms and provided resources for our use. Volunteers from Carleton University’s Department of Earth Sciences and the Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project will be on hand to explain what there is to see and how each site fits into the local geological history.

Come out and spend the day with some remarkable rocks, minerals and fossils!


These are the sites we are hosting this year:


For more information about this year’s locations, descriptions and directions, please see below 
(information is provided in English and French):

Map for 2016

Printable Site Information for 2016



Thank you to all of our partners and volunteers! 


Biodiversity Conservancy International Cantley 1889
Cardinal Creek Community Association Carleton University and University of Ottawa students
Ottawa-Carleton Geoheritage Project