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

26. Cardinal Creek Karst

Cardinal Creek Karst


Taken from inside the main entrance north of Watters road.

Photo by B.McLartyHalfkenny

Traveling east on 174 towards Orleans/Rockland, turn right/south on Trim Road and up to the top of the hill. Turn left onWatters Road and park alongWatters. The entrance to this unique and remarkable karst (cave system) is located on the east side of the bridge. In 2009 the Province designated the southern portion of the Cardinal Creek karst (cave system) as an Earth Sciences Area of Natural Scientific Interest (ANSI) (south of Watters Road). The Cardinal Creek Community Association is working to protect and bring awareness to this remarkable natural feature.

Map provided by the National Speleontological Society of America