Red Head

A walk to Red Head, at the far eastern corner of Five Islands Provincial Park takes the traveller to sand dunes blown by the arid winds of the Fundy rift valley during the Dinosaur era, now preserved in sandstone. The lines created by the ancient dunes, and Gaudi-like structures formed as the cliffs have weathered, are both fanciful and exquisite.

Geological Formation: Wolfville Formation
Age: Late Triassic (circa 210 million years)
Directions: Five Islands Provincial Park is located 9 km west of Economy on Highway 2. Follow Bentley Branch Road approximately 3 km south to the Park office. Red Head can be accessed from a hiking trail atop the cliffs. On the beach, your hike must be timed carefully with the tides – check at the park office to see when the hike can be safely made.

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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 ... 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. ... 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 ... 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. The third episode is at Wa’so’q: Heaven also known as Partridge Island.- ... 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.