East Bay

The ‘flatirons’ of East Bay, formed before the breakup of Pangea. Like an open book of Earth History, the beds of the West Bay Formation near Partridge Island stand waiting to be read, layer upon layer, telling a story of a playa lake some 325 million years ago. Exquisite ripple marks, mudcracks, and crossing the playa flats, footprints of early tetrapods – amphibian and
reptile ancestors.

Geological Formation: West Bay Formation
Age: Early Carboniferous/Mississippian (circa 325 million years)
Directions: Park at Ottawa House By the Sea, and follow the road to the right. The unpaved road soon splits: the left fork follows the gravel bar to Partridge Island, the right fork takes you to the shore to the right of Partridge Island. At the beach, head right towards the cliffs.
GPS Coordinates: 45.375526, -64.343775
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.