Explore Geoheritage Day

Saturday October 8th, 2022

Visit exceptional geological sites in your local parks and green spaces during the 14th annual Geoheritage Day!


Click here to visit the new Geoheritage Day website


This year a selection of sites within the National Capital Region will be hosted by our experts from 10am until 3pm. You can visit other sites on your own, or stay in and explore some spectacular geosites across Canada virtually through our Geoheritage Day website! 

The 2022 National Capital hosted sites will be:

  • Hogsback Falls, Prince of Wales Park, Ottawa

  • Champlain Bridge Stromatolites, Gatineau

  • Cardinal Creek Karst, Orleans

  • Pinhey Sand Dunes, Nepean

Site Information 

Brochure 2022

We have added more Geoheritage Sites to the Google Map, lots of information and images, and a selection of curated Virtual Field Trips to explore. Learn more about how geological processes have shaped the regional landscape, given us a glimpse into past environments and life forms and provided resources for our use.

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

Some changes for 2022: 

  • A selection of local geosites will be hosted, with live experts-please see the list above
  • Other sites will be un-hosted, with information posted on our Geoheritage Day website
  • Guests can visit sites in person; please ensure you follow all local and provincial COVID19 protocols and other relevant regulations
  • Please note that collecting is not permitted on National Capital Commission property
  • We would love to receive pictures from guests who are able to visit the sites. We'll post these pictures on our webpage and social media outlets. Please email pictures to: earth [dot] sciencesatcarleton [dot] ca

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