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 without a heritage research permit is prohibited under Nova Scotian law.


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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.