Explore Geoheritage Day

Saturday October 24th, 2020

Visit exceptional geological sites in your local parks and green spaces, either virtually or on your own this year during the 12th annual Geoheritage Day!

We have added some sites from across Canada as well, so be sure to expand the map and take a tour.

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. We have enhanced our digital presence so that you will still be able to visit either virtually or on your own to see how each site fits into the local geological history. Please follow local guidelines and regulations for COVID19, and remember that collecting on NCC properties, National and Provincial Parks and Geoparks is prohibited.

Some changes this year due to the pandemic are as follows:

  • Sites will be un-hosted, all information will be virtual
  • Guests can visit sites in person, as long as they socially distance, as per the local and provincial protocols
  • 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 

Site list for Geoheritage Day 2020 with thanks from contributors from across Canada!

National Capital Region Sites:

  • Champlain Bridge Stromatolites, Gatineau Quebec
  • Hogs Back Falls, Ottawa
  • Cardinal Creek Karst, Orleans
  • Pinhey Sand Dunes, Nepean
  • Place Gascon, Cantley
  • W. Erskine Johnstone and George Vanier Schoolyards, Kanata
  • South March Highlands Trails, Kanata
  • Parc Brebeuf, Gatineau
  • Champlain Lookout, Gatineau
  • Mer Bleue Bog, Orleans
  • Ottawa Building Stone Walking Tour
  • Metcalfe Geoheritage Park, Almonte, ON

National Sites:

  • Brimstone Head, Fogo Island, Newfoundland
  • Discovery Geopark, Keels – Devils Footprints, Newfoundland
  • Discovery Geopark, Keels – Brook Point, Kings Cove – Lighthouse Trail, Newfoundland
  • Discovery Geopark, Elliston, Newfoundland
  • Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia
  • Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, Five Island Provincial Park, Red Head, Nova Scotia
  • Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, Cap d’Or, Nova Scotia
  • Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nova Scotia
  • Odell Park, Fredericton New Brunswick
  • Killarney Lake Park, an esker-dammed lake, Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • Duck Pond Beach/Split Rock, New Brunswick
  • Stonehammer Geopark, Tucker Park, Saint John, New Brunswick 
  • Géopark de Percé/Perce UNESCO Global Geopark, Quebec
  • Miguasha National Park, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Quebec
  • Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre, Morden, Manitoba
  • McConnell Thrust Fault, Mount Yamnaska, Alberta
  • Tumbler Ridge Global Geopark, The Shipyard–Titanic area of Mount Babcock, BC
  • Sea to Sky, Fire and Ice Aspiring Geopark, Esker Basalts at Cal-Cheak North, BC
And More...


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