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Welcome to the Virtual Geoheritage Field Trip to Canada's National Capital Region

 

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Tour the National Capital Region

 

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Stromatolites on the Ottawa River

3D image of the “Bellwood Boulder” a glacial erratic found during sewer construction in Old Ottawa South. Local residents petitioned the City of Ottawa to save and it is now located in Windsor Park, behind the bus shelter at the park entrance on Riverdale Avenue. The boulder is composed of ~520 million year old (Cambrian) Nepean Sandstone and was moved approximately 10000 years ago during the most recent glaciation, from it’s original location somewhere northwest of Ottawa to the Old Ottawa South neighbourhood. Thanks for this image from Martin John Smith

Bellwood Boulder

3D image of the “Bellwood Boulder” a glacial erratic found during sewer construction in Old Ottawa South. Local residents petitioned the City of Ottawa to save and it is now located in Windsor Park, behind the bus shelter at the park entrance on Riverdale Avenue. The boulder is composed of ~520 million year old (Cambrian) Nepean Sandstone and was moved approximately 10000 years ago during the most recent glaciation, from it’s original location somewhere northwest of Ottawa to the Old Ottawa South neighbourhood. Thanks for this image from Martin John Smith

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