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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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Interesting tour and museum. Great guide beautiful location.

Fantastic 2 hour tour with a guide who was passionate and personable. Lots to learn and explore... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sharon E
Amazing Fossil Clifts and Beach

We were visiting our son and granon July and they suggested this attraction as they had not visited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic 2 hour tour with a guide who was passionate and personable. Lots to learn and explore outside. The museum provided additional details and great visuals.

Thank Sharon E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting our son and granon July and they suggested this attraction as they had not visited it. Son done the driving and coped with the windy roads. On arrival we found a modern building that blended with the surrounding countryside. There was good...More

2  Thank VeryBusy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this tour about one week in advance by phone. We arrived an hour before the tour and had an excellent, affordable lunch in their cafe on site. We spent less than 30 minutes in their museum. What really made this place great was...More

Thank Elkridgetraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped here in August on our 2018 cross country road trip. The site has lots of parking, good washroom facilities, a gift shop and small restaurant. We found the road from Parrsboro to Joggings to be a bit twisty, even for...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my 10 yo and husband and this place did not disappoint! We first looked at the museum and took the Wanders tour which actually lasted an hour. Our guide was amazing and we learned a lot so that when we explored on our...More

Thank Zehra H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Joggins! It's really good and it is very good, too! It was also super good! And I loved it! It was super good!

Thank John J
Reviewed August 13, 2018

We opted for the 4 hour 'Adventurers' tour and it proved the high-light of our trip to NS. It was lead by Dana Brown who grew up locally and has a deep knowledge of geology and the 300 million year old carboniferous fossils that are...More

1  Thank Aidan S
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This is an extraordinary site but you need the 30 min guided tour to really appreciate what you are seeing. Our guide was a geology student and her guided presentation was excellent and the duration also just right. Otherwise it could just be a lot...More

2  Thank Ermil-Thea
Reviewed August 9, 2018

This is one of the finest sites in the world for seeing Carboniferous-era fossils still in situ. No wonder it's listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site! The guided tours are highly recommended - they are extremely informative. They start in the very impressive visitor...More

2  Thank Adrian D
Reviewed August 8, 2018

Gave my daughters a choice between Hopewell Rocks and Joggins Fossil Cliffs because we didn't have time to do both. They chose Joggins and it turned out to be a good choice. Despite the fact the the majority of fossils at Joggins are plants, it...More

2  Thank Steven T
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from MatthewS4 | Reviewed this property |
Permits are for research purposes only not for tourists to collects fossils. Permits are issued by the Province of Nova Scotia not by the Joggins centre.
April 29, 2017|
Response from bafergs | Reviewed this property |
A good 2 hours drive. They are almost directly across Bay of Fundy and Chignecto Bay from each other.
February 22, 2017|
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Response from bookgirl12342002 | Reviewed this property |
sorry, I just got this question. I haven't signed into Tripadvisor for a long time. I would totally skip the tour and just peruse the building. then go onto the beach yourself and walk around. Watch the tide, it comes in so... More