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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GReat Village is a happening place in the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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HAPPY ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY!Today we want to recognize the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark's own LEAH BENETTI - Administrator of Excellence! Where would we be without Leah.... She keeps us organized, makes us laugh every day, always has a smile, plans and creates interesting social media posts, is an excellent editor for anything we write, assists with leading guided tours, takes amazing photographs, encourages everyone in our communities to become involved, designs posters, leads shoreline and roadside cleanups, writes fantastic newsletters, covers our office Board Room wall with life-sized planning calendars, and is always up for a new challenge and ready to learn something new. Thank you Leah Benetti for everything you do for the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark.#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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HAPPY NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK -A group of Geopark Staff, a Board Member, and Volunteers cleaned up areas in Debert around the Mi'kmawey Debert Interpretive Trail Geosite trailhead/parking lot, and the roadside/parking lot outside our Colchester Office to kick off National Volunteer Week 2022! Our most common item was disposable cup lids, and our most unusual item was a bunch of vehicle parts! Thanks to Colchester Waste Resource Management for organizing the Colchester Clean Campaign, and of course, to our amazing friends who came out to help! #colchesterclean #cleanfundy #GenerationRestoration #pickuplitter #naturalspaces #lettheplanetheal #healthyecosystems #sustainability #protectourplanet #environmentaleducation #OceanDecade #takeaction #naturewalk #pollutionfree#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Developing Tourism Experiences and Packages - Workshop April 2022Offering new experiences and packages sets you apart from the competition, creates more demand for your business, and helps you connect with your best customers. At the upcoming experience/package development workshop, delivered in partnership with the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark and Tourism Nova Scotia, learn about different types of travellers, their interests, and aligning experience development efforts with your business goals. Gain insights with experience development and planning tools, industry best practices and marketing tactics. With only 12 spots available, reach out soon if interested!#cliffsoffundyNOTE - the correct date is Wednesday May 4, 2022. ... 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.