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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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Very good tour and exhibit

Check the tide! We were lucky and arrived just in time for the last tour before the tide was too... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Plants fossils ahoy

I visited this site many times over the past few years and have always enjoyed it. The staff have... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Max C
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100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
+1 902-251-2727
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Check the tide! We were lucky and arrived just in time for the last tour before the tide was too high. Our guide was excellent, taking us through history as we walked on the beach. After the 30 minute tour there was a lot more...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this site many times over the past few years and have always enjoyed it. The staff have always been very accommodating and friendly and the museum informative and interactive. The site also has a cafe during the summer with fantastic food. If you...More

Thank Max C
Reviewed 3 October 2016

These was a very interesting place to visit. Although we did not have time for a guided tour, we enjoyed viewing the exhibits in the Center. It was a most informative place and most interesting

Thank Gordon I
Reviewed 22 September 2016

After seeing the mastodon advertised as we've traveled around Nova Scotia we expected artifacts on the large size not small bugs and insects. The guide did a great job but there was not a lot to see. We did get a chance to walk on...More

Thank Phil R
Reviewed 21 September 2016

We enjoyed this. We had booked a tour and I would recommend this, as I am not sure you'd really know what you were looking at without a guide. But the guide was very informative, and really enthusiastic about what he was showing us. There...More

1  Thank disapp0inted17
Reviewed 20 September 2016

I drove to Joggins Fossil Cliffs from Moncton - I took the scenic route through lovely farmlands and modern wind - mills (really). The interpretive Centre was actually plain inside with very few actual fossils. There were drawings and a small video about the history...More

1  Thank bookgirl12342002
Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Fossil Center is nicely done and well maintained. There are so many interesting exhibits inside relative to geology, the history of the area, mining and the impact that discoveries at Joggins have had to science. The guided tour to the beach and the cliffs...More

Thank Barbara O
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Interesting museum containing fossils and some local coal mining history. You pay for one of three levels of tours whether you want a guided tour or not. You may just view the museum (which is nice, but not really worth the entrance fee on its...More

Thank johnpE908TO
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This UNESCO world heritage site is incredibly interesting...especially if you can get a tour guided by Dana Brown. He is so knowledgable, and after a 4 hour tour, your brain will hurt! However, there are 2 hour tours and with admission to the museum, you...More

Thank Eva D
Reviewed 12 September 2016

I think light in the late afternoon on a sunny day makes it easier to find the fossils. Wear good walking shoes because the rocks can be rough.

Thank John and Judi S
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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.
29 April 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.
22 February 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