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Cliffs of Fundy Officially Named a UNESCO Global Geopark

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

The Cliffs of Fundy Global Geopark, spanning the Fundy shore of Cumberland and Colchester counties from Apple River to Lower Truro, has officially been named a UNESCO Global Geopark.

Home to jaw-dropping cliffs, the world's highest tides and Canada’s oldest dinosaurs, the area has a rich cultural and geological history. The Mi’kmaq have lived in the area for thousands of years, making it one of the earliest known sites of human habitation in northeastern North America. We're excited to see this part of Nova Scotia presented on the world stage!

It is one of only five UNESCO Global Geoparks in Canada, including Discovery Geopark in Newfoundland, which received its designation at the same time on July 10. A geopark is a designation that attracts travellers 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.

“This designation confirms that our Geopark possesses international significant geological heritage and places our two municipalities on a well-deserved world stage,” Don Fletcher, President of the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Society and Municipal Councillor for the Municipality of Cumberland said in the announcement.

Watch this video to see what makes Cliffs of Fundy an incredible place to explore:

Congratulations to the Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Society on their many years of hard work to achieve this global designation!