About Cliffs of Fundy

The Mi’kmaq have inhabited these shores for more than 11,000 years. The Cliffs of Fundy is the home of the legendary Kluscap and steeped in his legends. The origin of the Five Islands, the Three Sisters, and the special significance of Partridge Island are but a few of these stories and places. The Mi’kmaq were the first geologists of the Geopark, selecting rocks for their points and tools, and for ceremonial use in sweat lodges. The Cliffs of Fundy honours the ethical space of the Mi’kmaq people and their oral traditions of cultural geoheritage.

With more than 40 impressive geosites within a 125 km drive, visitors learn about Earth’s incredible natural history including the best example of how supercontinent Pangea was formed and broke apart; the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada; highest tides in the world; and a magnificent landscape steeped in Mi’kmaw legend, Acadian lore, and a vibrant arts, food, and musical culture.

  • Site of the highest tides on Earth, in the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy
  • Location at the nexus of Pangean tectonics, expressed by the Cobequid-Chedabucto Fault and Minas Fault system
  • One of the world’s foremost exposures of the largest outpouring of lava in Earth history
  • Earliest known inhabited site of humans in northeastern North America, and centre of spiritual and cultural traditions
  • Site of early dinosaurs and Early Jurassic vertebrates mirrored in contemporary sites in Africa, China, and South America
  • A textbook example of an ancient rift valley system
  • Site of the earliest documented exploration for minerals by European explorers in the early Seventeenth century.

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Tomorrow Monday, September 30 is Orange Shirt Day, an annual event to recognize the experience of residential schools.

Individuals and communities across Canada continue to suffer the intergenerational effects of the violence from residential schools. “Orange Shirt Day began in 2013 as a result of residential school survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad discussing her experience when she arrived at a residential school. On her first day at residential school Phyllis had her new orange shirt taken away from her. Phyllis' experience is used today to teach students about residential schools and their assimilation practices.”

The date of September 30 was chosen for the annual event because it is the time of year in which Indigenous children were historically taken from their homes to residential schools. In addition to simply wearing an orange shirt on September 30, this annual event encourages Canadians to learn about the history of residential schools.
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Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Global Geopark

More inspiration from Nikos Zouros, President of the Global Geoparks Network and Cliffs of Fundy evaluator ... See MoreSee Less

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This poster says it all: Geoparks are all about connecting people with the Earth (the geological map of Europe as backdrop ...) Making new partnerships for Cliffs of Fundy at the 15th European Geoparks Conference ... See MoreSee Less

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***It's Contest Time***

As the season changes, a new and wonderful landscape is revealed! Share the story of your favourite landscape within the Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Geopark boundary (from Debert to Cape Chignecto and into the Cobequids) using a photograph and a brief description of the image and what it means to you!

Everyone who posts will be entered into a draw to win a Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Geopark hat, pin, and guidebook !

Contest ends October 4th at 9:00 am.
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What is a Geopark?

A Geopark is a designation that attracts tourists wishing to explore the connections between geology, local communities, culture, and nature. Geoparks are designed to promote tourism and celebrate a region’s uniqueness, and do not prohibit any land use.