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

Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Access: Beach hike from Five Islands Provincial Park
GPS Coordinates: 45.38798622, -64.05018408
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=260


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The 2019 Classics by the Bay Schedule is online - check it out the great lineup of musical evenings.

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Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Global Geopark

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day and the richness that our Mi'kmaw colleagues bring to our Geopark. The stories of Kluscap (Glooscap) are now part of our story too. Did you know that the Mi'kmaq were here to witness the birth of the Bay of Fundy and its tides? ... See MoreSee Less

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Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Global Geopark

Congratulations to an incredible geoscientist and friend who with her husband Dr, David Piper is making Parrsboro and the Cliffs of Fundy their new home."Mentorship is developed by experience and is very different from both teaching on the one hand and human resource management on the other. It is a gradual and progressive activity." - Georgia Pe-Piper, 2019 CFES Mentorship Medal recipient. Full response: bit.ly/2Fl2wfP ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Tourism Nova Scotia for preparing this stunning video for us.
Be sure to include our sites in your summer travel plans! Visit fundygeopark.ca for more information.
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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.