Saturday, June 14, 2014

It’s Recreational Geology Time

Story by Katharine Fletcher

Preston O'Grady discusses a fossil with the author. Photo by Eric Fletcher.

Ottawa Valley’s world-famous geological heritage is revealed as you and your family become detectives, searching above and below ground for clues about how Earth was formed. You’ll discover these destinations and more in the Highlands region.

Bonnechere Museum & Geoheritage Trail

Eganville is the Ordovician Fossil Capital of Canada because this region has so many examples of fossilized creatures dating from the Ordivician Era. During that period, the region lay beneath a warm tropical sea… which is why fossils of marine life abound here. The museum and nearby Geoheritage Trail (self-guided or guided) are an excellent introduction to geology – the study of rocks and solid formations.

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Read the full story with four other recreational geology destinations at the Ottawa Citizen online.

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