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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre

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We went down onto the beach with our guide who did a fantastic job of sharing his knowledge and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ormskirk, United Kingdom
Such a beautiful beach!

We didn't visit the centre but only stopped to walk down to the beach, which was very beautiful... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went down onto the beach with our guide who did a fantastic job of sharing his knowledge and enthusiasm for the beach and it's fossils. Really interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed October 29, 2018

We didn't visit the centre but only stopped to walk down to the beach, which was very beautiful! What was most unique about this beach were the variety of coloured rocks here. We unfortunately couldn't stay long bcs of time constraints but would highly recommend...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ChitchatCanada
Reviewed October 20, 2018

The museum is nicely done. We did not take a tour since the beach looked awful rocky and the steps daunting. We got there about 40 min before closing and wished we'd had more time to read and observe the exhibits.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Pataec
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We were there in the shoulder season (early October). Although our trip to Nova Scotia centered mostly around Halifax and Cabot Trail, when I heard about Joggins I knew we geeks just had to go! We planned ahead to arrive for the 11am half hour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bee778
Reviewed October 7, 2018

I went here on a Thursday and took the half hour tour. Tour was great, I just wish it was longer, or that they had longer tour options available (there was only the half hour option available that day). The number of fossils was numerous,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Daryl F
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

26 September visit and the cafe is already closed. The exhibition space is okay but not extensive. The steps down to the beach are uneven, with some very high steps - very amateurish. Unless this venue improves the offer to visitors it will never survive

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stevethearchitect
Reviewed September 8, 2018

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon E
Reviewed September 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elkridgetraveller
Reviewed August 30, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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