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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Great news Nova Scotia on reaching Phase 2 of our re-opening plan! The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark looks forward to welcoming visitors to a variety of community events, activities, and guided tours. We will be posting our schedule for the coming months in the next few days. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and check out our website at fundygeopark.ca/.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Fundy Discovery Site is now open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Come watch the bore, have a picnic, let the kids play in the sand kitchen, cycle or walk the trails or just sit and watch the sunset. Life is good on the river. fundydiscovery.ca/#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Visit the Age of Sail Museum when you are in the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark!#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Joggins Fossil Centre is re-opening June 16th. Be sure to check it out!For Immediate ReleaseJune 15, 2021 Joggins Fossil Centre Opening on June, 16th 2021Joggins, Nova Scotia --- The Joggins Fossil Institute is pleased to announce that, due to the recent transition to Phase 2 of the Provincial "Opening Safely with COVID-19" Plan, the Joggins Fossil Centre will open to the public for its 2021 season on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021.The Fossil Centre will be open seven days a week, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Daily guided beach tours will be offered, and the Fossil Centre Gift Shop will be open. Drinks and snacks will be available at the admissions desk all season long. By July1 the Round House Café will be open for the season with new menu items on the way!All Provincial COVID-19 guidelines will be observed. The wearing of masks and social distancing will be mandatory. The Joggins Fossil Centre will remain open for the season until, and including, Thanksgiving Day, Monday October 11, 2021. For more information contact Jordan LeBlanc, Director of Operations, 902-251-2727 Ext. 222 or operations@jogginsfossilcliffs.net.-30- ... See MoreSee Less
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National Indigenous History Month:To celebrate National Indigenous History Month, we want to take you on a special virtual tour to some of our favorite local sites through the eyes of Mi’kmaw traditional knowledge holders and elders in this area.This Tuesday’s episode from Sa’qewe’ki’k kikmanaqi’k wikultisnu’k tett: Ancestors Live Here – a project documenting culturally significant locations throughout Mi’kmaki, transports us to Partridge Island, or Wa’so’q (meaning heaven). Gerald Gloade explains to us how this important site has ecological knowledge encoded in oral legends that were passed down generations. We have been making our way West to East through the zone this Geopark represents. This video series was created by Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre (@mikmaweydebert). This is one of many docuseries they have made collecting oral histories in this region. www.mikmaweydebert.ca/ancestors-live-here/ The third episode is at Wa’so’q: Heaven also known as Partridge Island.- vimeo.com/87139846 ... 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.