Red Rocks

The brick-red colour of the late Triassic Wolfville Formation at West Advocate gives this site its local name: ‘Red Rocks’. Largescale cross bedding and trains of quartz grains record the flow of river systems coursing through the ancient valley of the Fundy Rift.

Geological Formation: Wolfville Formation
Age: Late Triassic
Directions: From Highway 209, take West Advocate Road to Cape Chignecto Provincial Park and park at Visitor Centre. A short hiking trail to the beach takes you to Red Rocks.


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