Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark

Record #: MCC0261
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2021
Last Full Update: 07 Apr 2021


Located In Cumberland County
Where To Find Us NS 
Areas Served Atlantic Canada ; Canada ; Colchester County ; Cumberland County ; International


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Phone 902-641-2225
Contact Beth Peterkin, Manager, Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark; Phone: 902-641-2225; Email:
Volunteers Wanted! Mrs Beth Peterkin, Manager, Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark; Phone: 902-641-2225

Description & Services

Information With more than 40 impressive geosites within a 165 km drive, visitors learn about Earth’s incredible natural history including the best example of how supercontinent Pangea was formed and broke apart; the oldest dinosaur bones in Canada; highest tides in the world; and a magnificent landscape steeped in Mi’kmaw legend, Acadian lore, and a vibrant arts, food, and musical culture. 
- Site of the highest tides on Earth, in the Minas Basin of the Bay of Fundy 
- Location at the nexus of Pangean tectonics, expressed by the Cobequid-Chedabucto Fault and Minas Fault system 
- One of the world’s foremost exposures of the largest outpouring of lava in Earth history 
- Earliest known inhabited site of humans in northeastern North America, and centre of spiritual and cultural traditions 
- Site of early dinosaurs and Early Jurassic vertebrates mirrored in contemporary sites in Africa, China, and South America 
- A textbook example of an ancient rift valley system 
- Site of the earliest documented exploration for minerals by European explorers in the early Seventeenth century. 
Located in Colchester and Cumberland Counties in Nova Scotia, on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy.
Dates Year-round
Accessibility Varies by Geosite. Check the website for information on each site.

Special Information

Tags Beaches ; Connecting People & Nature ; Cultural ; Fundy Connect ; Guided Tours ; Hiking ; Lighthouse ; Outdoor Recreation ; Recreation Categories ; Tourism