Isle Haute

Distant enough to be somewhat mysterious, Isle Haute is shrouded in sea mist and legends and is a rich sanctuary for seabirds and seals.  Known as Maskusetkik by the original Mi’kmaq people, it was later referred to as Isle Haute by Samuel de Champlain who visited in 1604.  Haute is French for high in reference to the cliffs of columnar basalt which tower 100 metres from the waters of the bay.

Geological Formation: North Mountain Formation
Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Directions: Isle Haute lies 8 km off Cape Chignecto in the Bay of Fundy. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy Isle haute from a distance – hiking and walking on the island is not permitted so as to preserve the unique habitat of this National Wildlife Area. The island is best experienced from the water, being mindful of disturbing wildlife especially during the nesting season.


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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.