MARS ON EARTH! Badlands in Canada
The Cheltenham Badlands in Canada are pretty impressive because you won't expect something like this to be just north-west of Toronto and it is mostly red in color due to iron oxide deposits.
The Cheltenham Badlands in Canada is pretty epic since you won't expect something like this to be here, just north-west of Toronto, located in the hilly area of Caledon.
The formation was exposed by poor farming practices in the 1930's that led to soil erosion and exposed the underlying shale.
It is mostly red in color due to iron oxide deposits with some faint green streaks due to ground water percolation changing the red iron oxide into green iron oxide.
I know, its crazy, and reminds me of the red surface of mars!
There are concerns by conservationists that increased visitors to the area will cause damage to the formation and suggest closure or restriction of access to the site.
So go see it while access is still allowed!
Located within the Niagara Escarpment, the site is by default part of the local UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve.
While in the area, make a stop-over at Forks of the Credit Provincial Park for some nice Canadian scenery this was a short video but it is a place in Canada I had never heard of and I found fascinated enough to share with you guys.