Explore the Cliffs of Fundy, one of Canada's UNESCO Geoparks

'When the Cliffs of Fundy were given special status by UNESCO Global Geoparks, I had to come check them out for myself.'

The Cliffs of Fundy were one of two sites in Atlantic Canada to have recently been recognized as new UNESCO Global Geoparks, a designation that recognizes sites and landscapes of international geological significance.

Earned for giving a glimpse of exceptional geological heritage, it's not hard to tell why this area received the prestigious title.

The geopark stretches 125 kilometres and includes the coastline surrounding the Five Islands Provincial Park.

UGC: Cliffs of Fundy, Nova Scotia (Nathan Coleman)

Cliffs of Fundy. Courtesy: Nathan Coleman

I recently had the chance to check out the site, which is the only place on Earth where geologists can see both the assembly of supercontinent Pangea 300 million years ago and its breakup 100 million years later.

My biggest piece of advice for first-time visitors: be sure to check the tide tables before venturing out. Visiting at low tide gives you much more to explore. You won’t regret it!

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Video of my experience can be found in the vlog that leads this article.

UGC: Cliffs of Fundy 2 (Nathan Coleman)

Courtesy: Nathan Coleman