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 >>>



Job Posting

Administrative Assistant – Part-time Position – PDF Description

The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark is located along Nova Scotia’s Fundy shore, from Lower Truro, Colchester County, to Apple River, Cumberland County. It highlights and promotes the region’s extraordinary, world renowned geology, archeology and cultural heritage.

The role of the Geopark Administrative Assistant is to provide office support for the other staff in achieving the goals of operating a leading UNESCO Global Geopark.

The Administrative Assistant will be expected to maintain an organized filing system for the office files of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. A significant portion of time will include liaising with businesses and organizations that provide services within the Geopark, assisting in the development of partnerships and tracking visitor numbers. The Administrative Assistant will also assist with the preparation of presentation materials, take minutes for Board and committee meetings, order stationery supplies as needed and be the point person for various suppliers of the office operations.   Read More >>>



Job Posting

Geopark Geoscientist – Full-time PositionPDF Description

The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark is located along Nova Scotia’s Fundy shore, from Lower Truro, Colchester County, to Apple River, Cumberland County. It highlights and promotes the region’s extraordinary, world renowned geology, archeology and cultural heritage.

The Geopark Geoscientist is foremost responsible for conveying and interpreting the geological heritage of the Geopark to visitors and residents. The Geoscientist will be assisted by the Geological Advisory Committee in identifying and developing materials to promote the geological heritage of the Geopark to a wide range of users. He/she will work under the direction of the Geopark Manager and will develop interpretive resources and geoscience programs for the Geopark. This work will be consistent with requirements of UNESCO and the Global Geoparks Network in their periodic revalidation of the Geopark.   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 >>>



Geopark Administrative Assistant Job Posting

Part-time Position

The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark is located along Nova Scotia’s Fundy shore, from Lower Truro, Colchester County, to Apple River, Cumberland County. It highlights and promotes the region’s extraordinary, world renowned geology, archeology and cultural heritage.

The role of the Geopark Administrative Assistant is to assist the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Manager in achieving the goals of operating a leading UNESCO Global Geopark.   Read More >>>



UNESCO Bestows Prestigious ‘Global Geopark’ Status on Two Outstanding Sites in the Atlantic Provinces

Ottawa, ONT. (July 10, 2020) – The Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Canadian Geoparks Network are pleased to announce that the Cliffs of Fundy, in Nova Scotia, and Discovery, in Newfoundland and Labrador, have been designated UNESCO Global Geoparks.

Geoparks are sites recognized by UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, for their exceptional geological heritage. Being designated a Geopark means having the ability to mobilize local stakeholders to preserve unique geological sites and educate visitors about them. Geoparks also play a leading role in fostering high quality, sustainable tourism and contributing to the vitality of local economies.

As inhabitants of the coasts of the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark for more than 11,000 years, the Mi’kmaq were the area’s first geologists. With more than 40 geosites across 125 km, visitors can discover the Earth’s incredible natural history, the world’s highest tides, Canada’s oldest dinosaur fossils, and magnificent landscapes steeped in Mi’kmaq legends, tales and culture, Acadian traditions, and a dynamic arts and food culture.   Read More >>>



Cliffs of Fundy Achieves UNESCO Global Geopark Designation

The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, spanning the Fundy shore of Cumberland and Colchester counties from Apple River to Lower Truro, has officially been named a “UNESCO Global Geopark”. The prestigious designation was announced today at a meeting of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Executive Board in Paris and is anticipated to be a catalyst for tourism growth in Nova Scotia.   Read More >>>



UNESCO Global Geoparks Council examines new applications

The UNESCO Global Geoparks Council is responsible for assessing revalidated and new UNESCO Global Geopark nominations, which are then submitted to UNESCO’s Executive Board for endorsement. At its fourth statutory meeting held in Lombok, Indonesia, from 31 August to 2 September 2019, the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council assessed 13 new applications for UNESCO Global Geoparks, five previously deferred applications, one extension request larger than 10% of an existing UNESCO Global Geopark, resulting in a new application, and 38 revalidations.

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Exciting Announcement from Cliffs of Fundy

The Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Geopark has cleared a major hurdle on the road to UNESCO designation.

The steering committee for the project has had its application accepted by the Canadian Geoparks Network, and has been approved for site evaluation by the Canadian National Committee for Geoparks this summer.

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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.