Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage

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

Events in and around Ottawa


Doors Open

A great opportunity to visit built heritage structures in Ottawa to learn about their history and see a variety of building stones.


The Annual Gem, Mineral & Jewellery Show & Sale

September 14 & 15, 2019

Nepean Sportsplex, 1701 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa

For further information visit the website of the Ottawa Lapsmith and Mineral Club 

Science Funfest is an open house event that takes place at Natural Resources Canada's Booth Street Complex, at the corner of Carling Avenue and Booth Street in Ottawa. It's a wonderful opportunity for children and anyone interested in science to engage in presentations and gain hands on science experience by participating in activities that will showcase the importance of science in a fun and interactive way. We invite you to bring your rocks and fossil samples to the Geological Survey of Canada for identification.


Explore Geoheritage Day

Explore Geoheritage Day takes place each October during National Science and Technology Week, and seeks to provide the general public with an opportunity to become more familiar with the Geoheritage of the National Capital Region. We invite you to join volunteers from Carleton University's Department of Earth Sciences and the Ottawa Gatineau Geoheritage Project at area parks, heritage sites and green spaces and learn how geological processes have shaped the local landscape and provided resources for our use.

For more information on this October's dates, times and locations visit or