Wasson Bluff

Walk past basalt cliffs, cooled from the greatest ever outpouring of lava onto the Earth’s surface, and round to the ‘Dawn of the Dinosaurs’ – here, staff of the Nova Scotia Museum oversee excavations of Canada’s oldest dinosaurs and the creatures that lived – and died – with them in the Fundy rift valley. ‘Wasson’ is designated a Special Place by the Nova Scotia Museum and is protected under legislation in recognition of its importance.

Geological Formation: McCoy Brook Formation
Age: Early Jurassic (circa 195 million years)
Directions: Wasson Bluff can be accessed at the Interpretive sign on Two Islands Road 9 km east of the Fundy Geological Museum. It is recommended to visit this protected site on a guided tour with the Fundy Geological Museum.
GPS Coordinates: 45.393734, -64.231952
Tide Times: http://www.tides.gc.ca/eng/station?sid=255

*Please note: Wasson Bluff is protected under the Special Places Protection Act, meaning that removal of fossils and geological materials from the site is prohibited under Nova Scotian law.


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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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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.