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 and can be accessed by boat for day use only. Isle Haute is administered by the Canadian Wildlife Service of Environment Climate Change Canada for the creation of a National Wildlife Area.  Best experienced from the water, visitors to the island should be mindful of disturbing wildlife especially during the nesting season.


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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.