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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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Interesting place, a mere 14 millions years old, just for you

I had a great time at Joggins. Just arrived a bit toward the end of low tide and could not see the... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
Chris-From-MD
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Out of the way drive

Off the beaten path; however, you'll not be disappointed. The best part of the $10.50 admission is... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2017
Wanderingwindsorite
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Windsor, Canada
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100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

I had a great time at Joggins. Just arrived a bit toward the end of low tide and could not see the right side of the beach, which I was later told was the best part of the beach, with the most fossils to view....More

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Reviewed June 1, 2017

Off the beaten path; however, you'll not be disappointed. The best part of the $10.50 admission is the guided tour. Try to time your visit to low tide and a sunny day.

1  Thank Wanderingwindsorite
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

My son and I enjoyed a 30-minute guided tour in the gallery and along the beach to learn more about the different types of fossils. After the tour, we enjoyed wandering around the beach finding fossils ourselves and taking in the vast history and stillness...More

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Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a chilly wet day and it was still beautiful here. We didn't do a tour, but instead we poked about on our own and found a ton to look at. If you are going, bring a jacket and wear sturdy shoes. Walking...More

1  Thank PickyMomm
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Reviewed February 26, 2017

Great interpretive centre here, and of course the fossil cliffs and beaches are great to wander, looking for fossils (and coal!). The interpretive centre was very well done with a lot of great information about the site. Check the tide times to find out how...More

Thank Keith C
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Reviewed January 19, 2017

History comes to life at Joggins! If we had simply walked the area ourselves, it would have been interesting. Taking the tour, especially with Dana, however, gave excellent perspective, excellent history and great appreciation for what we were looking at. Dana was informative, personable and...More

Thank Rhonda M
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Reviewed December 10, 2016

Excellent museum of fossil evidence from the local area. Spend time in the museum and then walk the shores where you can see and find many more fossils. Wear sturdy shoes. Walk is along rocky and pebbly coast. Guided tours available. The coal mining history...More

1  Thank bafergs
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

Although people always say to check the tide table and don't go at high tide, we never do and always have a fun time. If the tide is in, you can look out off the stairs and enjoy the waves, then go back and look...More

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

The perfection of the interpretive center at this relatively new UNESCO site is how it blends geology, ecology and biology with intellectual discourse surrounding evolution in the 1800s. This is the site Darwin and others used to prove that fish crawled up onto the land....More

4  Thank Nationalparksdiva
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Reviewed October 24, 2016 via mobile

Amazing site with engaging and friendly staff. Very affordable entry fee that grants you access to the museum and the cliffs themselves (with a guided tour to boot). The museum is small, but boasts a great collection, and the guided tour is strongly recommended to...More

2  Thank Michael Z
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321travellers
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.
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CAB31523
April 29, 2017|
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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
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
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