Five Islands

The Five Islands that lend themselves to the name of the community and Provincial Park form one of the iconic sites of the aspiring geopark. Legend holds that Kluscap, annoyed at mischievous Beaver, flung huge sods of Earth his way, forming the chain of islands: Moose, Diamond, Long, Egg and Pinnacle. Geologists see a story no less dramatic: a line of basalt in the Fundy rift valley, formed by outpouring of lava some 200 million years ago as Pangea ripped asunder

Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Directions: At Five Islands, Highway 2, follow signs to Five Islands Lighthouse Park.
GPS Coordinates: 45.384729, -64.085450
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=260


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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.