Cliffs of Fundy Geopark (Society) Networking Event & AGM

All are invited to attend a Networking Event and Annual General Meeting for the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Society on Monday, June 17, 2024, starting at 7pm at the Economy Recreation Centre.  Learn about the Geopark and what’s new, network and exchange brochures with area tourism businesses and organizations, and most importantly, renew your membership or become a member to participate in the Annual General Meeting.   Read More >>>



March 2024 Newsletter

It’s been a busy time at the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark. Get caught up on all the exciting news with our newsletter, including links to some extraordinary new videos you won’t want to miss!

Download PDF (6MB) – Cliffs of Fundy Geopark March 2024 E-Newsletter 

 

 



Employment Opportunities

Come work with the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark this summer. There are 4 different and unique opportunities available. Positions run from May 15th and until September 1st. (flexible start date)

Please address applications to manager@fundygeopark.ca with subject “RE: POSITION NAME”. We wish everyone the best of luck and thank you in advance for your applications.

  • Culinary Tourism Officer – This person will assist Geopark staff with the continued development of the GEOfood program as well as organize and facilitate the Geopark’s annual Fundy Food Trail event.
  • Geoheritage Officer – This person will assist the Geopark Geoscientist with the design and implementation of interpretive programs as well as collaborating with community and institutional partners to complete outreach and field work.
  • Oral and Visual Collections Assistant – This person will compile a digital archive of oral history, stories, and photographs throughout the Geopark area. Much of the history in the Geopark area is passed from generation to generation and never recorded, meaning much of the spoken record is lost over time. The Oral and Visual Collections Assistant will compile a final report and identify areas in need of work to develop the archive in the future.
  • Tourism Ambassador – This person will assist Geopark staff and act as a front-line staff member to greet and interact with visitors and local community members. The Tourism Ambassador will also provide digital media support and assist with the delivery of the Geopark’s Ambassador Training Program.


Wayfinding Signage RFP

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark has issued a Request for Proposal for Wayfinding Signage Plan, with a closing date of Feb 3rd.

RFP CoF Geopark Wayfinding Signage Plan – 20 Jan 2023

Additional Documentation:

GEO Signage Outline June 2022
Geosite Coordinates Jan 2023



Celebrate Mother Earth and Invest in Our Planet

Cumberland and Colchester Counties – We are approaching an important day in the life of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, and in fact of the whole planet. This Friday, April 22nd is Earth Day in Canada and it’s time to celebrate Mother Earth. In fact, the UN General Assembly has designated April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day and acknowledges that it impacts two of the Sustainable Development Goals: #15 Life on Land and #17 Partnerships for the Goals.

Now, more than ever, it is important to acknowledge our position within the dynamic planet where we all live and take action to leave this place a little better than we found it. The theme for Earth Day this year is Invest in our Planet. The world we live in is changing rapidly and we must work together to preserve and protect our environment, our health, our families, and our livelihoods.   Read More >>>



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 >>>



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 >>>



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Happy National Indigenous Peoples Day! The Mi’kmaw peoples have inhabited this region for more than 11,000 years and we honor and respect their ethical space. If you have the opportunity, visit the the Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre for this wonderful celebration taking place today (June 21).Updated NIPD Poster🤩🤩 (Times may vary) ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations Dr. Brian Sanderson and team!Big congratulations to science superstar Dr. Brian Sanderson and team for winning the prestigious Best Paper Award for 2023!"Measuring Detection Efficiency of High-Residency Acoustic Signals for Estimating Probability of Fish–Turbine Encounter in a Fast-Flowing Tidal Passage” is just one of many outstanding contributions Brian has made to our understanding of the Bay of Fundy, and we are grateful, delighted...but not-at-all surprised...to see his insight and hard work recognized on the international stage! ... See MoreSee Less
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Amazing Slot Canyon Tour here in the Geopark with Local Guy Adventures complete with an invigorating waterfall experience! ... See MoreSee Less
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Join the Fundy Geological Museum and the Parrsboro Public Library for a Family Science Fun Day on June 27 exploring asteroids and space in honour of World Asteroid Day! ... See MoreSee Less
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Here's an amazing Geopark adventure only recommended with the safety of experienced guides like Tide Rollers & Mudlarkers who know how to navigate our fast moving Bay of Fundy tides. ... 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.