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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The Amazing Astronomy event at the Advocate Library is tomorrow night (Thursday, May 23, 2024) at 10pm! ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's more information on the research being conducteDalhousie Universityrsity on the Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon. Very interesting! ... See MoreSee Less
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Cliffs of Fundy Geopark (Society) Networking Event & AGM (June 17, 2024)All are invited to attend a Networking Event and Annual General Meeting for the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Society on Monday, June 17, 2024, starting at 7pm at the Economy Recreation Centre. Learn about the Geopark and what’s new, network and exchange brochures with area tourism businesses and organizations, and most importantly, renew your membership or become a member to participate in the Annual General Meeting.Tourism Businesses and Organizations are invited to set up a display to promote themselves and exchange brochures (set up between 6:30pm-7pm). The networking event will begin at 7pm with light refreshments and the Annual General Meeting will take place at 7:30pm.Annual membership fees for the Society are $10 for individuals, $15 for a family, and $20 for businesses/organizations. All proceeds support the Society and its work in promoting the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, which spans the Fundy shore from Lower Truro to Apple River. UNESCO Global Geoparks are landscapes of international geological significance that are managed with a holistic concept of protection, education, and sustainable development. At present, there are 213 UNESCO Global Geoparks in 48 countries. Cliffs of Fundy is one of just five in Canada. The Geopark and UNESCO designation puts our region on the international stage and validates something we have always known – we live in a very special part of the world!See you on the June 17th! If you have questions email manager@fundygeopark.ca or call 902-641-2225. ... See MoreSee Less
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Cliffs of Fundy is a proud to be a member of the Global Geoparks Network and among some of the most extraordinary places from around the world! Check out the stunning landscapes in this video, learn more about the GGN, and pay extra close attention at the 1:58 minute mark : ) ... See MoreSee Less
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Now here's a great event coming up in the Geopark on Thursday, May 23rd at 10pm offered by the Advocate LibrCumberland Public Librariesaries)!Through generous financial contributions from the Public Health Agency of Canada, we are able to offer our Amazing Astronomy program! Come watch the stars with your community and learn about astronomy. Snacks and planetarium presentations provided.Date: Thursday, May 23rdTime: 10pmLocation: Advocate Library (93 Mills Road)Call 902-392-2214 to register!*Please note: This program is weather dependent. Our rain date will be Thursday, May 30 at 10pm.* ... 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.