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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Here's a tour with #LocalGuyAdventures that you don't want to miss. Cape D'Or on Friday July 30. Call 902.216.0134 to save your spot. Capacity is limited so don’t wait! $45/person #cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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FUNDY FOOD TRAIL Saturday July 31st.Please see the following info poster about the Geopark's first ever Fundy Food Trail coming up this Saturday, July 31st. This is a self-guided trail and features a number of stops from Lower Truro to Advocate all throughout the Geopark. Why not take a drive with your family or friends and check out the offerings? Several of the stops are offering discounts or specials. Note that this list is complete as of today, but there may be more signing up this week. Watch for the green Fundy Food Trail sign.Here is the link for more information:www.google.com/maps/d/edit?hl=en&mid=1n_xjsRiwrdsxp6DdHwp_04vonH4mMa8I&ll=45.494598895910066%2C-6...By clicking on the icons on the map, you will see the info about the locations posted. We would love for you to share this information and help us with the promotion. Have a tasty Saturday!#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Have you ever explored the Cape d’Or cliffs? These 300 foot cliffs tower over top of the “dory rips” which only occur as the incoming and outgoing tides collide at the tip of the cape. Join @localguyadventures and Geoscientist Caleb Grant on an exclusive and time-sensitive tour of this spectacular location this Friday, July 30, starting at 10:30. Contact 902.216.0134 to save your spot. Capacity is limited so don’t wait! $45/person .#localguyadventures#cliffsoffundy ... See MoreSee Less
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Don't miss this tour scheduled for Friday July 30th with #localguyadventures and our own geoscientist Caleb Grant. Limited space available. Call the Local Guy at 902-216-0134 to reserve your spot.#cliffsoffundy ... 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.