Recreational Geology in Ontario's Highlands - the story of our Earth.
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Come to know the story of our EarthExplore Recreational Geology
in Ontario’s Highlands

Ontario’s Highlands features one of the richest and most diverse geological environments in all of Canada. This ‘secret’ has long been known to scientists, industry experts and travelling rockhounds, but we also know it as the rugged foundation of our unique landscape. This special geology is at the heart of how we live, work and play here in the Highlands. We invite you to experience a new way to connect with nature, and come to know the story of our Earth.

Dig for buried treasure • Follow in the footsteps of explorers and pioneers • Peer into the last billion years of Earth’s history

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Brigitte Gall collecting tremolite at the Grace Lake Road Occurrence

Great Day Trip Ideas

Dig for buried Treasure in Canada's Mineral Capital

There's no better way to get introduced to the rewarding outdoor activity of Rockhounding than to join up with an expert for a guided field-trip. In the Mineral Capital of Canada you can do just that. Bring the family and spend a day in the great outdoors hunting for buried treasure - just be prepared to get down and dirty with nature! The Bancroft & District runs regular tours throughout the summer months to a number of popular destinations. Check with the Bancroft Chamber of Commerce for… Read More



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