Community Spirit Is Alive in the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark

Cumberland and Colchester Counties – The annual Lieutenant-Governor’s Community Spirit Award celebrates and recognizes the civic and community spirit shown by people and their communities. The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark was thrilled to receive one of this year’s awards on behalf of all the communities within the Geopark.

A special celebration held on Saturday November 13th featured His Honour, the Honourable Arthur J. LeBlanc and his wife, Her Honour Mrs. Patsy LeBlanc travelling to Parrsboro to present the coveted award. Although the days leading up to the event were cloudy and damp, the gathering of approximately 150 people enjoyed a wonderful sunny and warm afternoon. Residents attended from Bible Hill, Lower Truro, Great Village, Bass River, Economy, Five Islands, Black Rock, Parrsboro, Fox River, Spencer’s Island and points in between to celebrate together and demonstrate their community spirit.   Read More >>>



Employment Opportunities

Come work with the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark this summer. There are 4 different and unique opportunities and applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Reliable transportation is required as you will be working at a variety of locations within the Geopark. Wage rate is $14 per hour plus mileage expenses will be covered. Full training is provided. Positions are available for students returning to full-time education in September as well as youth up to the age of 30 years (not necessarily students). Interviews will start the first week of May with an early start date anticipated. All COVID protocols will be followed. We welcome diverse applicants. Come Join Our Team!! To apply, send your resume to beth.peterkin@fundygeopark.ca.

Position #1GEOfood Program Developer – Help us kick-start this program and work with food producers, restaurants, and other businesses in the Geopark.
Position #2Tourism Ambassador – We are expecting a large influx of Nova Scotians visiting the Fundy Shore this summer. Help to make their visit the best experience ever and share your passion about our little piece of the world.
Position #3Oral and Visual History Collection – Take photos and videos and record oral histories from residents up and down our shore – how cool is that!
Position #4Geoscience Support – Work with our amazing Geoscientist and learn about our local geology – and then share your knowledge with our visitors.



Summer Employment Opportunities

We have two positions available for students to join our team for the summer of 2021. These positions are partially funded by Nova Scotia Student Summer Skills Incentive and you must be entering or returning to school full time in September to be eligible to apply. You must be a permanent Nova Scotia resident or have lived in NS for at least 6 months prior to the start of work.

The anticipated start date is on or before May 10, 2021 and the employment period is 14 weeks. Students will work 35 hours per week and the wage rate is $14.00 per hour. Occasional evening or weekend work will be required. Fluency in English is required and the ability to communicate in Mi’kmaq or French is considered an asset.   Read More >>>



Job Posting – Summer Student Employment

Cliffs of Fundy Global Geopark – Welcome Centre, Economy, Nova Scotia

Position: GeoHeritage Assistant

Tenure: May 31 – Sept 3 (Consideration will be given the ideal student who cannot begin May 31, but within 2 weeks of the that date)   Read More >>>



Trail Exterior Interpretive Panels Request for Quotation

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark has issued a Request for Quotation for Trail Exterior Interpretive Panels, with a closing date of April 16th.

CLICK HERE for the RFQ



Introduction to GEOfood – an international brand for local food in UNESCO Global Geoparks

For Immediate Release – The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark is pleased to have joined the international GEOfood initiative. We are preparing to roll out the GEOfood program in the spring of 2021 and will soon be hosting a series of information meetings for local producers, harvesters, restauranteurs, groceries, farmers’ markets and accommodation providers.

The GEOfood brand defines the “taste quality” based on local traditions and users, connected with geological heritage along with the history of the Geopark!   Read More >>>



New Year – New Staff at the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark

Debert, NS – The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark welcomes everyone to 2021 with wishes for a safe and healthy year for us all. A big bonus in our Geopark world, is all our sites and activities are outdoors – one of the safest places to be in this time of COVID. Winter is a fabulous time to explore your favourite geosite, and you can be sure it will bring a fresh beauty and sense of wonder that you can’t experience in the summer months.   Read More >>>



Changes Front and Centre at the Geopark

Debert, NS – 300 million years ago in the Coal Age, the one world Pangea took shape. 200 million years ago in the Age of Dinosaurs, it began to rip apart, and the modern world was born. The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark is continuing the legacy established by the breaking apart of the super-continent Pangea and has established a new Geopark world.

At our Annual General Meeting last month, Chair Don Fetcher’s term came to an end. Mr. Fletcher has guided the Geopark well since our incorporation in January 2019, through all the development work and into our UNESCO designation in July of this year. He was instrumental in keeping the Board, staff and volunteers all rowing in the same direction and was so proud to host a COVID-style celebration in August 2020. We thank him for his outstanding leadership and determination to get the job done!   Read More >>>



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.   Read More >>>



Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Celebrates UNESCO Designation

August 11, 2020, Debert, NS – There are many good reasons for a party, but the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark has a special reason to celebrate. On Wednesday August 5, Board members and volunteers gathered with 150 invited guests to applaud the UNESCO designation which was received just a few short weeks ago. The Cliffs of Fundy has joined an elite group of only 5 Geoparks in Canada and only 161 Global Geoparks in 44 countries world-wide. The event was held outdoors at beautiful Five Islands Lighthouse Park. Our guests enjoyed a beautiful sunny afternoon and a chance to celebrate, while adhering to all the COVID-19 precautions. Don Fletcher, Chair of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark and Councillor for Cumberland County commented “A great day and a special thank you for all the hard work to get us to this special event. We accept the challenge and will strive to be the best Geopark in the world. Bring on the visitors!”   Read More >>>



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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.