Old Wife

The Old Wife is at Five Islands Provincial Park. One of the most striking coastal vistas in Nova Scotia, and one of the best exposures of a monumental event in Earth history – the breakup of the supercontinent Pangea 200 million years ago, and birth of the modern continents and Atlantic Ocean. As Pangea ripped apart, the greatest outpouring of lava in Earth history gave rise to one of the Five (or Six) mass extinction events in the history of Life, wiping out the competitors of the dinosaurs and ushering in the true reign of the famous reptiles. The dark rocks are basalt – cooled lava – and the red rocks below are the sediments swept by rivers and winds in the rift valley

Geological Formation: Blomidon and North Mountain formations
Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Directions: Five Islands Provincial Park is located 9 km west of Economy on Highway 2. Follow Bentley Branch Road approximately 3 km to the Park office. Ask for tide times and directions to the day-use picnic park where you can access the beach.
GPS Coordinates: 45.38798622, -64.05018408
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=260


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Congratulations to Sandra Barr!!CONGRATULATIONS to Prof. Sandra Barr (Acadia University) for being inducted into the NS Science Hall of Fame (Nov. 2020), Discovery Awards.

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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.