Local Food

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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The 2019 Classics by the Bay Schedule is online - check it out the great lineup of musical evenings.

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Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Global Geopark

The Plein Air Festival of painters imagining the Cliffs of Fundy is an incredible event and opportunity for us to see how artists from around the world are inspired by this special place! ... See MoreSee Less

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day and the richness that our Mi'kmaw colleagues bring to our Geopark. The stories of Kluscap (Glooscap) are now part of our story too. Did you know that the Mi'kmaq were here to witness the birth of the Bay of Fundy and its tides? ... See MoreSee Less

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Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Global Geopark

Congratulations to an incredible geoscientist and friend who with her husband Dr, David Piper is making Parrsboro and the Cliffs of Fundy their new home."Mentorship is developed by experience and is very different from both teaching on the one hand and human resource management on the other. It is a gradual and progressive activity." - Georgia Pe-Piper, 2019 CFES Mentorship Medal recipient. Full response: bit.ly/2Fl2wfP ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Tourism Nova Scotia for preparing this stunning video for us.
Be sure to include our sites in your summer travel plans! Visit fundygeopark.ca for more information.
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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.