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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Congratulations to Sandra Barr!!CONGRATULATIONS to Prof. Sandra Barr (Acadia University) for being inducted into the NS Science Hall of Fame (Nov. 2020), Discovery Awards.

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The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is searching for contractors in Cumberland or Colchester Counties interested in doing work on the Eatonville building in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park. You can access the Scope of Work by contacting us before December 1st at beth.peterkin@fundygeopark.ca or calling us at 902-641-2225.
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Quick reminder that the application deadline for our Administrative Assistant position is Thursday Nov 27 at 4:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to join our amazing team and help the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark to reach its full potential. Full details are on our website at fundygeopark.ca/news/ or contact our Executive Director at beth.peterkin@fundygeopark.ca.
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Did you know that you can now buy merchandise and memberships on the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark website? Great Christmas presents, and from now until Dec 14, we will giftwrap your items before we mail them - no extra charge! Just go to www.fundygeopark.ca/shop and click on SHOP.
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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.