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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre

100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
+1 902-251-2727
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A Unesco World Heritage site in Nova Scotia

Very interesting displays of the creatures found in the fossils in the cliffs. Fascinating to find... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2012
jmlynd
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Oshawa, Canada
Glad we stopped...

A stop in Joggins is a great way to add some educational value to your trip especially if you have... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2012
PChee
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Innisfil, Canada
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100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

Very interesting displays of the creatures found in the fossils in the cliffs. Fascinating to find remains of life from 300 million years ago! Sophie was an excellent guide. Joggins was mentioned by Darwin in his Origin of Species.

Thank jmlynd
Reviewed 25 August 2012

A stop in Joggins is a great way to add some educational value to your trip especially if you have kids in tow. A first I thought my kids would be bored but it turns out visiting Joggins Fossil Cliffs was a highlight for them....More

1  Thank PChee
Reviewed 20 August 2012

A nice little museum who gives the timeline of the cliffs (carboniferous) and how/what they find and preserve. Should definitely take the time and spend the money to visit it!!

1  Thank Chantal D
Reviewed 20 August 2012

If you are either a fossil or geological nut like my husband and I, you will think you have died and gone to heaven!!! We booked the 2-hour tour and we were especially lucky to be alone with our guide and one nice English gentleman...More

Thank Chantal D
Reviewed 31 July 2012

I like this cause you can actually go and find fossils right on the beach. i found a part of a tree!! And coal , lots of coal

Thank Leanne C
Reviewed 31 July 2012

What a great experience to be able to walk along the beach and pick up fossils at leisure. Of course you have to leave them there but it was a very interesting and educational stop!

1  Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed 28 July 2012

A tour is defineatly the way to. You can walk the cliffs on your own but I think you'll appreciate the fossils more with a guide. We learned a lot about the area from our guide and from the fun exhibits inside the interpretive center....More

1  Thank larsenlynn
Reviewed 24 July 2012

Everybody needs to come here, creationists especially. Irrefutable evidence of evolution. There was a Tropical jungle here, a famous lizard and there are all the fossils to prove it. Darwin was one of the people who relied on the evidence accrued here to bring humans...More

Thank miquixote
Reviewed 16 July 2012

I participated in the 2 hour tour. My guide was enthusiastic and encouraging. The fossil-seeking itself was enjoyable and actually quite addictive.

Thank Wpg_MD
Reviewed 16 July 2012

This is very family friendly and informative for all ages. Everyone will enjoy walking along the beach looking for their own "discovery". The center is very well done and even non-geology buffs will be entertained. Plan on a few hours including the tour.

1  Thank bethanddavetravels
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321travellers
19 July 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.
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CAB31523
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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.
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Mommika
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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
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