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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Only 3 km from Main St. in Parrsboro, there is a whole world to be explored right in the heart of the Cliffs of Fundy. This picturesque spot is not just your average picnic area, it's an adventure waiting to unfold. ... See MoreSee Less
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The natural beaches within the Cliffs of Fundy seem sturdy, but your vehicle can easily become stuck, causing damage to both the vehicle and the environment.We must all play a role in preserving the fragile environment that makes the geopark so special. 🚴‍♂️ 🚴‍♀️ ... See MoreSee Less
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The Cliffs of Fundy isn't just a geological wonderland, it's a culinary paradise. Whether you are looking for wild blueberries, traditional weir-fished seafood, world-renowned clams, hand-picked dulse, or maple syrup, we've got you covered. ⛰️ 🍁 ... See MoreSee Less
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When hiking, sturdy reliable footwear can be your friend. Many trails and beaches in the Geoparks are rocky and can be quite challenging, especially after the rain. Ensure you are prepared with proper footwear that has support and grip. ... 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.