With an Interpretation Centre to house regional and international fossil exhibits, and a geologist who is specialized in Paleontology available, Fossilarium has been providing educational tourism experiences since 1997. This attraction provides both indoor activities and “safari’s” to fossil beds on both sides of the Provincial border. This is the only museum in Quebec that allows a (limited and selective) harvest of fossils on real fossil sites.
Cobalt Mining Museum
The prime tourist attraction in Cobalt, "Ontario’s Most Historic Town", this museum boasts one of the world’s largest native silver displays, as well as mineral specimens from around the world. Also available indoors are paintings, photographs, and newspaper clippings from Cobalt’s 1st century, depicting the life of early miners and the social aspects of the community. There is an amazing fluorescent rock display. The Museum also hosts the guided Colonial Adit Underground Tour, the Right-of-Way Headframe Tour, the Cobalt Walking Tour, and the Heritage Silver Trail Driving Tour.
Located on the grounds of Northern College in Temiskaming Shores (the former Haileybury School of Mines). Almost 200 geological exhibits of massive size await your inspection. Designed as a Millennium project for the community, the display samples (up to 45 Tonnes, but averaging about 3 to 5 Tonnes in weight) represent geology from across Canada, from Labrador to B.C., and north to Baffin Island. The site is free for visitors, and has display panels at many exhibits. Open all year.
Free access hiking trails from Highway #567 lead to this iconic landmark of the Temiskaming Rift Valley Aspiring Geopark. An intrusive contact of Quartz diabase (Nipissing Sill), this escarpment fronts on the Lake Temiskaming West Shore Fault, rising 100 metres above waterline. The face and crest of the structure is a candidate site "Area of Natural & Scientific Interest" (ANSI). The view across the Ottawa River (a Canadian Heritage River) brings focus on the limestone cliff of another local candidate ANSI site, Dawson (Wabi) Point.
Located in the heart of the "Little Claybelt", this facility is designated as a "Wetland Centre of Excellence" where bird banding, research and education are undertaken. It is wheelchair accessible, with hands-on activities for school children and the public occurring at scheduled events throughout most of the year. The banding of Northern Saw-Whet Owls is an attraction for international tourists.