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Cliffs of Fundy is home to many regional foods and traditional harvesting methods with strong and unique links to geology and landscape. Nearly all of these foods were enjoyed by, and their harvesting methods learnt from, the indigenous Mi’kmaq peoples, who shared their knowledge with later settlers. The unique traditional culinary experiences of Cliffs of Fundy are dependent on the
seasons. These regional foods can be purchased in restaurants, giftshops, markets, and directly from local producers throughout the Geopark.

  • Wild blueberries grow on acidic glacial kame fields, the largest wild blueberry harvest worldwide. Wild blueberries are harvested in late August and celebrated at the Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Festival.
  • Traditional weir fishing uses the natural tidal cycle of the Bay of Fundy and draws on Mi’kmaw teachings. The fishery is a sustainable fishery with virtually no by-catch of endangered species.
  • World-renowned clams thrive in the intertidal muds. Visit the seafood take-outs along the shore for an order of local fried clams.
  • Dulse is an endemic food of dried seaweed that grows naturally in the bay. Picked by hand at low tide, locally-harvested dulse varies in taste based on the location at which it was picked.
  • Maple syrup production involves tapping the native sugar maples that favour the highlands. Maple farms open to visitors in the Spring, when the sap begins to flow.

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Thanks to MP Dr. Stephen Ellis for recognizing the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark on the floor of the House of Commons. What a great shout out!!! And congratulations to all the communities within the Geopark on receiving the Lieutenant Governor's Community Spirit Award in Nova Scotia.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Our offices are Closed Today as we are Preparing for our Geopark Christmas Party.Thanks to everyone who attended our Open House at the Parrsboro office last night. Watch for pictures in the near future. Congratulations to Laura Taggart who won our Gift Basket of Geopark Products. We'll deliver that to Laura Taggart later today.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Another Parrsboro organization - Parrsboro Creative - joining in the festivities for the Christmas Open House in Parrsboro today from 4 to 7 p.m. Come join the fun! ... See MoreSee Less
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Stop in to our Parrsboro office at 223 Main Street this evening between 4 and 7 p.m. as part of the Christmas Open House in Parrsboro. We are all decorated up for Christmas and will have hot chocolate and some delish treats for you all. Enter the free draw for the Geopark Gift Basket. Check out our local merchandise items for sale (cash, cheque or e-transfer) like maple syrup, beeswax candles, the Geopark calendar, Canadian Chamber Choir CD's and some special books for all ages.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is excited to formally open the doors of our office in downtown Parrsboro for our Open House this week on Thursday Dec 2nd. Drop in between 4 and 7 p.m. for some hot chocolate or coffee and a seasonal treat or two. Enter our draw for a gift basket. Meet our staff. Check out our merchandise - you might just find that perfect gift for yourself or family member. We feature Davison's maple syrup, Margie's beeswax candles, books for all ages by local and Indigenous authors, Geopark community calendars, CDs by the Canadian Chamber Choir and our ballcaps and visors. Hope to see you here!#cliffsoffundy ... 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.