Triassic-Jurassic Fault at Five Islands

The Fundy Rift was shaped by faults, and so too is the aspiring geopark today. An example of the magnitude of these faults in the Earth’s crust can be witnessed as you approach the Old Wife from the Five Islands Provincial Park picnic area. Here, brick-red rocks of the Jurassic Period on the left (north) have slid downward in relation to the dark basalts of the Triassic, to the right (south).

Geological Formation: McCoy Brook and North Mountain formations
Age: Post-early Jurassic (circa 200 million years)
Directions: See ‘Old Wife’. The fault is encountered approximately two-thirds of the way to the Old Wife.


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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.