Research

The Cliffs of Fundy region has been a centre of research since the 1830’s, when Abraham Gesner was the local physician and the minerals and fossils of the Bay of Fundy attracted
Charles Lyell and others.

The discovery in 1984 of the early Jurassic crocodile, mammal-like reptile and dinosaur fossils at Wasson Bluff became further inspiration for local researchers.

The region now attracts a variety of both local and international research projects including those directed at rift-basin development, paleontology, and resource development. Currently, researchers from Harvard University, the Smithsonian Institute, Columbia University, and others from the UK have done recent work in the area.

Historical and Genealogical Research
The Age of Sail Museum, Ottawa House Museum, Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Welcome Centre, and Bass River Heritage Museum offer facilities and archives to support research related to local history, genealogy, and the ship-building history of the Parrsboro shore.

Bay of Fundy Tides and Ecology
The FORCE visitor centre, 10km west of Parrsboro, overlooks the ocean test site where new tidal energy devices hope to generate electricity from the fast moving waters of the Minas Passage. FORCE provides underwater power cables to connect devices to the shore, and conducts environmental monitoring and research to better understand any potential effects. This renewable technology has the potential to play an important role in Canada’s response to climate change.

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Fantastic morning at Partridge Island with the Canadian Chamber Choir ! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the last day of official Mi’kmaw Heritage Month but every month is Mi’kmaw heritage in Cliffs of Fundy Geopark. On the left of the poster is a traditional Mi’kmaw motif of the two curves - this is what inspires our Geopark logo. ... See MoreSee Less
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Come out to Colchester-East Hants Public Library next Wednesday to check out this awesome talk!"The Amazing Geological History of Nova Scotia: the Story Beneath the Scenery" with Dr. Sandra Barr Join us for a discussion with Dr. Sandra Barr, a professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science, Acadia University, as she talks about the fascinating and unique history that lies beneath our feet and on our rocky shores. The rocks and fossils around us tell a fascinating story of the origin and evolution of our Maritime Provinces. 🗓️ Wednesday, November 2⏱️ 6:30pm-7:30pm📍 Truro Library ... See MoreSee Less
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Awesome work Ship's Company Theatre Society !!It's Small Business Week, and on behalf of the Cumberland Business Connector, The CBDC, and the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce (aka the Amherst & Area Chamber of Commerce), Thank you Ship's Company Theatre for bringing such wonderful, joy to so many in Cumberland County. Keep on rocking the stage in Parrsboro! ... See MoreSee Less
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October 6th is #GeodiversityDay !! International Geodiversity Day is a worldwide celebration to promote the many aspects of Geodiversity around the world! What is Geodiversity? It is everything around you that isn't living! The rocks, minerals, fossils, and landscapes that make up the world around you! For Geodiversity Day 2022, Cliffs of Fundy Geopark teamed up with Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark and Géoparc mondial UNESCO de Percé to highlight some of the incredible Geodiversity in Atlantic Canada! Follow Geoscientists from three Canadian Geoparks for a walk through time! 🌎🌍🌏A huge thanks to Catrina at Stonehammer for editting this video together in time and to Max at Percé for initiating this collaboration! For more information about Geodiveristy Day, check out www.geodiversityday.org/ ... 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.