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 165 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.

Facebook

Mi'kmaq History Month and some great information about the Peace and Friendship Treaties.#cliffsoffundyDid you know?The Peace and Friendship treaties (1725-1786), made between the Mi'kmaq and the British Crown, are often referred to as The Covenant Chain of Treaties, because like a chain, each treaty builds upon the other, strengthening what came before. These treaties share common core concepts and promises that protect netukulimk and our way of life. The 1725 treaty, negotiated in Boston, became the first-ever Peace and Friendship treaty.To learn more about our treaties and treaty relationships, check out this year's History Month poster at www.mikmaqhistorymonth.ca ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
Thanks to everyone who attended our Celebration of Nova Scotia Music yesterday at the FPW Fire Hall. Thanks also to Oralee O'Byrne at the Age of Sail Museum for assisting with the planning of the event. And most especially, thanks to our talented performers: Jacques and Guyaume , High Tide and Hooligan's Ruff.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
This presentation is tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:30 p.m. All details below.#cliffsoffundyTOMORROW: Tuesday, October 19, 6:30-7:30PM Come learn about Climate Change & Mi’kmaw Knowledge from staff at the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq. Register here: bit.ly/3aIQ092 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
A piece of history in the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark.#cliffsoffundyBass River, NS – January 27, 1960 - Working crews from the Highways Department lost no time in starting replacement of the Bass River bridge after it was knocked off its abutments by a navy bus. The photo shows the bridge, some of its supports already cut away by department workers and resting in nearly two feet of snow on the bottom of Bass River.Colchester County, Nova Scotia #vintageNovaScotia ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is pleased to be a part of the GEOfood program and currently have two GEOfood members - Cumberland Honey and BlackRock Bistro. Watch for more news about our GEOfood members soon!#BlackRockBistro#cumberlandhoney#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook

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.