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 Cliffs of Fundy Geopark welcomes Debbie Boehlen to our team as our admin assistant. Read the full press release here:
The Cliffs Are Growing:
Debert, NS, September 18, 2020 – Business is booming at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark! September has been a busy month already as we moved into our permanent office in Debert and welcomed a new member to our team.
Debbie Boehlen was greeted by Board members this week at the first meeting since she started work as the Administrative Assistant. Debbie brings a wealth of admin experience as she has run her own business for many years. Her love of the outdoors and education in both Forestry Technology and Geography gives her an excellent background for her work with the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. Debbie loves exploring the Fundy shore and is looking forward to visiting some of the geosites she has not yet seen.
The other exciting news for this month, is the Geopark’s move into our permanent office in the Debert Business Park. Renovations have been completed, and the official move in-date was September 8th. The Municipality of the County of Colchester has provided this office space as part of their ongoing financial support for the Geopark. “We appreciate and value the financial support of both Cumberland and Colchester counties”, says Manager Beth Peterkin. “This is truly a unique municipal partnership and it’s what makes the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark such a strong organization.” The business of the Geopark will be managed from the Debert office, although the staff will also be out in the field and visiting tourism partners throughout the 165 km length of the Geopark on many occasions.
Just to keep things busy and exciting, plans are underway to hire a Geoscientist to round out the staffing component. The hiring for that position is in process and advertising will start shortly. This third staff person will also be based out of the Debert office, but he/she will spend a great deal of time out in the field doing research, meeting community members and assisting with our education programs. For information on the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark, visit our website at www.fundygeopark.ca. We can be reached in Debert at 902-641-2225 or by email at manager@fundygeopark.ca and look forward to hearing from you.
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Making music at the Fundy Discovery Site!!Another Monday, another Cantabile rehearsal! This week we visited the Fundy Discovery Site for our outdoor, physical distance rehearsal.

A bit on the cooler side, but still a gorgeous evening filled with wonderful music-making!
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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.