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.

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So pleased to welcome Not Since Moses back under the leadership of Bluenose Marathon! What a great event in our Geopark! We welcomed visitors from across North America and beyond ... See MoreSee Less
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The land oftimes bears memories of the cultures, the peoples, who no longer are here, or who still have descendants in spite of the dreadful actions of the victors. On August 15, we observe Les Acadiennes. ... See MoreSee Less
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A powerful exhibition from the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters and granddaughters who have lost missing and murdered Indigenous women, at Millbrook. The traditional Mi’kmaw peaked cap imagined by the survivors in honour of their lost family members. With much, much respect. ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard the story about why the Fundy Tides are the Highest on Earth? How about the tales of the Ghost ships built in the coves of this mysterious Bay? Come be taken back in time for a Museum Tour at Age of Sail Museum, followed by a Geology Beach Walk with the Geopark. sign up by emailing admin@fundygeopark.ca#cliffsoffundy #fundygeopark #explorens #getoutside #cobequidcrush #geopark #UNESCO #bayoffundy #adventure #VisitNovaScotia #discovernovascotia #rediscovernovascotia #getoutdoors #explorecanada #geoscience #unescoglobalgeopark #geology #atlanticcanada #globalgeopark #leavenotrace #WorldsHighestTides #unescoheritage #travel #amazing #landscape #minasbasin #naturephotography #maritimeviews #wildnovascotia #canadianwilderness ... See MoreSee Less
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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.