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Hidden Ontario gem might make you feel like you're visiting Mars

Tuesday, July 26th 2022, 7:52 pm - Known for their distinctive red colour and unique topography, the Cheltenham Badlands in Ontario have an extensive history.

Badlands are a rare geological feature to find in Canada, let alone in Ontario.

The Cheltenham Badlands, found in Caledon, Ont., are one of the most visited natural heritage sites in southern Ontario. Known for their distinctive red colour and unique topography, the Cheltenham Badlands have an extensive history.

Weather factors and human impacts have caused the terrain to erode faster than need be, prompting strict protective measures to be put in place.

The Weather Network video journalist Victoria Fenn Alvarado spoke with officials from Ontario Heritage Trust and Credit Valley Conservation to learn more about the site.

Watch the video above for the full story behind the Cheltenham Badlands.

*Editor's note: A previous version of this article was headlined "Hidden Ontario gem might make you feel like you're walking on Mars". However, while the public can visit the Badlands, walking on them is not permitted. While this information is presented in the video, the headline was still misleading and was therefore changed to reflect this fact. We apologize for any confusion."

Thumbnail courtesy of Ontario Heritage Trust.

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