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!


Check back soon for information about this year's sites


These are the sites we hosted last year:


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

Map for 2015

Printable Site Information for 2015


Thank you to all of our partners and volunteers! 

Carleton University and University of Ottawa students

Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage Project

Cardinal Creek Community Association

Biodiversity Conservancy International

Cantley 1889