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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Fantastic morning at Partridge Island with the Canadian Chamber Choir ! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the last day of official Mi’kmaw Heritage Month but every month is Mi’kmaw heritage in Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. On the left of the poster is a traditional Mi’kmaw motif of the two curves - this is what inspires our Geopark logo. ... See MoreSee Less
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Come out to Colchester-East Hants Public Library next Wednesday to check out this awesome talk!"The Amazing Geological History of Nova Scotia: the Story Beneath the Scenery" with Dr. Sandra Barr Join us for a discussion with Dr. Sandra Barr, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Acadia University, as she talks about the fascinating and unique history that lies beneath our feet and on our rocky shores. The rocks and fossils around us tell a fascinating story of the origin and evolution of our Maritime Provinces. 🗓️ Wednesday, November 2⏱️ 6:30pm-7:30pm📍 Truro Library ... See MoreSee Less
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Awesome work Ship's Company Theatre Society !!It's Small Business Week, and on behalf of the Cumberland Business Connector, The CBDC, and the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce (aka the Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce), Thank you Ship's Company Theatre for bringing such wonderful, joy to so many in Cumberland County. Keep on rocking the stage in Parrsboro! ... See MoreSee Less
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October 6th is #GeodiversityDay !! International Geodiversity Day is a worldwide celebration to promote the many aspects of Geodiversity around the world! What is Geodiversity? It is everything around you that isn't living! The rocks, minerals, fossils, and landscapes that make up the world around you! For Geodiversity Day 2022, Cliffs of Fundy Geopark teamed up with Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark and Géoparc mondial UNESCO de Percé to highlight some of the incredible Geodiversity in Atlantic Canada! Follow Geoscientists from three Canadian Geoparks for a walk through time! 🌎🌍🌏A huge thanks to Catrina at Stonehammer for editting this video together in time and to Max at Percé for initiating this collaboration! For more information about Geodiveristy Day, check out www.geodiversityday.org/ ... 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.