The Cartier Moraine Conservation Reserve captures a unique part of Ontario’s geologic history. This 43-hectare conservation reserve is directly north of the town of Cartier and is located in the Territorial District of Sudbury, in Northeastern Ontario.
Well over 23,000 year ago glaciers deposited a cover of till. The till deposits that form the Cartier Moraine consist of sandy gravel, boulder sand, and lesser silty-clay till. Boulders up to 10m in diameter can be seen in this area.