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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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So pleased to welcome Not Since Moses back under the leadership of Bluenose Marathon! What a great event in our Geopark! We welcomed visitors from across North America and beyond ... See MoreSee Less
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The land oftimes bears memories of the cultures, the peoples, who no longer are here, or who still have descendants in spite of the dreadful actions of the victors. On August 15, we observe Les Acadiennes. ... See MoreSee Less
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A powerful exhibition from the grandmothers, mothers, sisters, daughters and granddaughters who have lost missing and murdered Indigenous women, at Millbrook. The traditional Mi’kmaw peaked cap imagined by the survivors in honour of their lost family members. With much, much respect. ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you heard the story about why the Fundy Tides are the Highest on Earth? How about the tales of the Ghost ships built in the coves of this mysterious Bay? Come be taken back in time for a Museum Tour at Age of Sail Museum, followed by a Geology Beach Walk with the Geopark. sign up by emailing admin@fundygeopark.ca#cliffsoffundy #fundygeopark #explorens #getoutside #cobequidcrush #geopark #UNESCO #bayoffundy #adventure #VisitNovaScotia #discovernovascotia #rediscovernovascotia #getoutdoors #explorecanada #geoscience #unescoglobalgeopark #geology #atlanticcanada #globalgeopark #leavenotrace #WorldsHighestTides #unescoheritage #travel #amazing #landscape #minasbasin #naturephotography #maritimeviews #wildnovascotia #canadianwilderness ... 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.