Clarke Head

The cliffs west of Clarke Head bear witness to the tectonic power that brought continents together to form the ‘One Earth’ called Pangea. The geological structures, which have drawn geologists to ponder their origin, look like they might have been imagined by Dr. Suess. Even for the non-specialist, a walk along the cliffs and sea stacks of Clarke Head is unforgettable.

Geological Formation: Clarke Head Mélange
Age: Deformation involves rocks of Devonian and Carboniferous age (circa 320 million years)
Directions: Follow Two Islands road east from the Fundy Geological Museum to Glooscap Campground. Check in at the office where you will be provided directions to beach parking. Head left (east), minding the “pinch point” where the rocks change from red to grey at the Clarke Head Fault. Give adequate time for your return before high tide.
GPS Coordinates: 45.380945, -64.241819
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=255


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As the new Manager of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, I was so pleased to spend some time today at the Welcome Centre in Economy and meet up with Anita and her summer students Allison and Maddie. Did you know they have a wealth of knowledge and displays about the geology of the Geopark area, as well information about our history, cultures and geneaology, a model of a fish weir complete with specimens and a WW2 tower that you can visit? Check out all the geosites at www.fundygeopark.ca. ... See MoreSee Less

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We're happy to see the Fundy Geological Museum open again for visitors. What a wonderful resource for people of all ages. They do have some special COVID precautions in place, so check out their website at www.fundygeological.novascotia.ca. ... See MoreSee Less

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A photo from intrepid explorer Allen Shepherd of a wild, beautiful cove and sea cliffs in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, with Isle Haute in distance. #rediscovernovascotia ... See MoreSee Less

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Today & everyday, Cliffs of Fundy celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day. The Mi'kmaw legends of Glooscap (Kluscap) are as much a part of this place as the tides, the cliffs, the rocks, and the hills. Our symbol is inspired by a traditional Mi'kmaq pattern that reflects water and our home on the Bay. ... 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.