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, Cobequid Interpretive 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 Tidal Centre research site focuses on implementation of tidal power generation and provides infrastructure and logistic support for international research teams conducting field trials to install tidal power generating units in the Minas Basin. Ecology field programs also monitor potential impacts and long-term effects.

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The 2019 Classics by the Bay Schedule is online - check it out the great lineup of musical evenings.

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2 days ago

Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Global Geopark

The Plein Air Festival of painters imagining the Cliffs of Fundy is an incredible event and opportunity for us to see how artists from around the world are inspired by this special place! ... See MoreSee Less

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Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day and the richness that our Mi'kmaw colleagues bring to our Geopark. The stories of Kluscap (Glooscap) are now part of our story too. Did you know that the Mi'kmaq were here to witness the birth of the Bay of Fundy and its tides? ... See MoreSee Less

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4 days ago

Cliffs of Fundy Aspiring Global Geopark

Congratulations to an incredible geoscientist and friend who with her husband Dr, David Piper is making Parrsboro and the Cliffs of Fundy their new home."Mentorship is developed by experience and is very different from both teaching on the one hand and human resource management on the other. It is a gradual and progressive activity." - Georgia Pe-Piper, 2019 CFES Mentorship Medal recipient. Full response: bit.ly/2Fl2wfP ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you to Tourism Nova Scotia for preparing this stunning video for us.
Be sure to include our sites in your summer travel plans! Visit fundygeopark.ca for more information.
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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.