The Brothers (aka Two Islands)

The two fault-bound basalt islands stand offshore at Wasson Bluff offer vivid lessons in geobiology. The near island, ‘Big Brother’, has sheer cliffs that offer nesting habitat for vulnerable Peregrine falcons. Between the islands and shore, threatened rock-boring clams (Barnea truncata) chose only the Jurassic red mudstones of the McCoy Brook Formation as their most northerly global habitat.

Geological Formation: North Mountain and McCoy Brook formations
Age: Late Triassic-Early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Directions: Same as for Wasson Bluff, from where the Brothers are safely viewed. Warning: the incoming tide rushes around the Brothers at surprising speed. Walking to the islands at low tide can be very dangerous due to the speed of the returning tide and is therefore not recommended.


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As the new Manager of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark, I was so pleased to spend some time today at the Welcome Centre in Economy and meet up with Anita and her summer students Allison and Maddie. Did you know they have a wealth of knowledge and displays about the geology of the Geopark area, as well information about our history, cultures and geneaology, a model of a fish weir complete with specimens and a WW2 tower that you can visit? Check out all the geosites at www.fundygeopark.ca. ... See MoreSee Less

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We're happy to see the Fundy Geological Museum open again for visitors. What a wonderful resource for people of all ages. They do have some special COVID precautions in place, so check out their website at www.fundygeological.novascotia.ca. ... See MoreSee Less

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A photo from intrepid explorer Allen Shepherd of a wild, beautiful cove and sea cliffs in Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, with Isle Haute in distance. #rediscovernovascotia ... See MoreSee Less

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Today & everyday, Cliffs of Fundy celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day. The Mi'kmaw legends of Glooscap (Kluscap) are as much a part of this place as the tides, the cliffs, the rocks, and the hills. Our symbol is inspired by a traditional Mi'kmaq pattern that reflects water and our home on the Bay. ... 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.