Publications, data collections, and geological maps.
Through field trips, events, and other activities, the Ottawa-Gatineau Geoheritage Project promotes greater public knowledge and appreciation of the geology and related landscapes in and around Canada’s National Capital Region.
The OHTO’s Recreational Geology Project includes an on-line listing of day trips to explore our region’s geological diversity. These range from displays in Perth to collecting specimens at Bancroft.
Canadian Geoscience Education Network
The CGEN is the education arm of the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences.
- EdGEO supports local workshops on earth science for Canadian teachers
- Geoscapes are a series of posters and resource materials, for use by educators and communities, to help increase awareness and understanding of the role of the geosciences in our lives
- Wat on Earth is an educational newsletter for the public that explores the geosciences
Across Canada — Visit A Geoscience Centre + Park + Trail + Gardens + Geoparks
- Johnson GEO CENTRE, St. John’s, Newfoundland Developed by the Johnson Family Foundation to highlight the unique and remarkable geological features of Newfoundland and Labrador as “Earth’s Geological Showcase”.
- Stonehammer Geopark, Saint John, New Brunwick A UNESCO Global Geopark of 2500 square kilometers with a mix of urban, sub-urban, and rural communities on the Bay of Fundy that incorporates more than 60 significant geological and fossil locales, with more than 12 publicly accessible sites.
- Rockwalk Park, Haileybury, Ontario An outdoor geological garden including cultural displays depicting the role that rocks and minerals have played through human history.
- Peter Russell Rock Garden, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario Over 70 rocks on display, mainly from Ontario, originally created to commemorate the University’s 25th anniversary.
- GeoTime Trail, Waterloo, Ontario A 4.5 km / 2.8 mile trail that traces the City’s geological past through interpretive signs, with each metre representing a million years of time.
- GEOrock Garden, Regina, Saskatchewan Display of 32 rocks in the front courtyard of Campbell Collegiate which was designed for students and teachers to learn about geology and other aspects of the natural world.
- Tumbler Ridge Geopark, Tumbler Ridge, British Columbia A UNESCO Global Geopark on the eastern slopes of the Hart Ranges in the northern Rocky Mountains with six provincial parks.
Northern Ontario GeoTour Guides
Each richly illustrated GeoTour highlights a geologicial site of interest in or near various communities across Northern Ontario. They can be read on-line, printed, or saved as a pdf file on a mobile device to read while visiting the sites.
- A.Y. Jackson Lookout, Greater Sudbury High Falls and Greater Sudbury’s Famous Meterorite Crater http://www.sciencenorth.ca/dynamic-earth/geotours/tourpdfs-EN/Geotours_A_Y_Jackson_Lookout_E.pdf
Copper Cliff A Driving tour of Greater Sudbury’s Mining Industry
Copper Cliff Smelter Superstack Metals from Minerals, Managing Environmental Impacts, and Historic Mining
Discovery Site of Sudbury Mining Camp Birthplace of a World Famous Mining District
Dynamic Earth Ancient Seafloor, Meterorite-Blasted Rock, Ice Age Scupture and Greater Sudbury’s Smelter
Jane Goodall Reclamation Trail Healing Greater Sudbury’s Landscape
Science North Canadian Shield Rock with Stories of Ancient Meterorite Impact, Faulting and Glacial Sculpting
Temiskaming Shores Flat Farmland, Diamonds and a Rift Valley
Ontario Rocks: Three Billion Years of Environmental Change
Nick Eyles, 2002, Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited
Take this book with you on your travels across Ontario. Reviews available at https://www.amazon.ca/Ontario-Rocks-Billion-Environmental-Change/product-reviews/1550416197/ref=dpx_acr_txt?showViewpoints=1
Four Billion Years and Counting: Canada’s Geological Heritage
Robert Fensome, Editor, 2014, Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences
Another impressive publication. A remarkable undertaking with 100s of contributors across the country.
Available at the Almonte branch of the Mississippi Mills Library. 557.1 FOU
Table of Contents http://www.fbycbook.com/#!the-book/ca0z.
Downloads of photos / graphics / captions for educational and non-profit use http://www.fbycbook.com/#!home/mainPage
A Walking Guide. Ottawa’s Building and Monument Stones
Quentin Gall, 2009, Geological Association of Canada Miscellaneous Publication 7
Take this with you on your next visit to Ottawa.
Geological Maps of the Almonte Region
Bedrock Maps of the solid rock underlying unconsolidated deposits of sand and gravel, glacial till, etc.
Geological Survey of Canada: Map 1362A, Geology, Carleton Place, Ontario, 1973. Colour 1 : 50,000 scale. This map is reproduced on the Metcalfe Geoheritage Park site sign. It covers (i) west 76 degrees 30 – to – east 76 degrees 00, west of the Tatlock Quarry to east of Ashton, and (ii) north 45 degrees 30 – to – south 45 degrees 15, north of Almonte on the Mississippi River to south of Lanark on the Clyde River
Geological Survey of Canada: Map 1363A, Geology, Arnprior, Ontario, 1974, colour, 1 : 50,000 scale. It covers (i) west 76 degrees 30 – to – east 76 degrees 00, west of White Lake on White Lake to east of the Carp Airport, and (ii) north 45 degrees 30 – to – south 45 degrees 15, north of Braeside on the Ottawa River to south of Blakeney on the Mississippi River.
Surficial Maps of the unconsolidated deposits of sand and gravel, glacial till, etc. lying on bedrock
Geological Survey of Canada: Map 1681A, Surficial Geology, Carleton Place, Ontario, 1990, colour, 1 : 50,000 scale. It covers (i) west 76 degrees 30 – to – east 76 degrees 00, west of the Tatlock Quarry to east of Ashton, and (ii) north 45 degrees 30 – to – south 45 degrees 15, north of Almonte on the Mississippi River to south of Lanark on the Clyde River.
Geological Survey of Canada: Map 1599A, Surfical Geology, Arnprior, Ontario-Quebec, 1984, colour, 1 : 50,000 scale. It covers (i) west 76 degrees 30 – to – east 76 degrees 00, west of White Lake to east of the Carp Airport, and (ii) north 45 degrees 30 – to – south 45 degrees 15, north of Braeside on the Ottawa River to south of Blakeney on the Mississippi River.
The closest source in the Mississippi Valley for paper maps is Pathfinder Maps in Carleton Place, about 14 km from Metcalfe Geoheritage Park. The store is a ‘certified map printer’ for Natural Resources Canada. The Geological Survey of Canada is part of the Earth Sciences Sector of NRCan.
Pathfinders Maps, 10511 Highway 7, Carleton Place, Ontario, K7C 2N4, 613-257-1137. <firstname.lastname@example.org> <http://www.pathfindermaps.ca/>