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“Absolutely Amazing Place to Learn About Earth's History!”

Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Joggins
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Take a walk back in time and be amazed at the history of the Earth, right before your eyes! Spectacular views, friendly guides and learn about what the Earth was like over the past 350 million years!!

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

A UNESCO site. All you need to know, not just about the Fundy tides in passing, but about initial famous discoveries in the late 1800s by early Canadian geologiists and others from around the world. It represents a variety of plant and tree material which has become fossilised over millennia and found in the ancient coal seams and in other soils. Fossils can be still found in the cliffs but must be left in place. To walk on the stony beach you must be there at low tide; the high rides rise over 11 ft . Tide times are available on the internet.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

the Centre is very new, with green construction, modern with plenty of fascinating displays of local geology and fossils, with great interpretational signage. there's something for everyone. the trip to the fossil cliffs and beach is great fun............even a novice will have no problem finding a real fossil!

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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The center is perched on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy on a long stretch of cliffs which regularly slough off Fossil plants and invertebrates from pre-dinosaur days. So no Jurassic park critters, but plenty to marvel at. Check the tides to make sure you arrive at low tide; the beach is inaccessible at high tide. A summer intern guide took us on a 30 minute walk with explanations of fossils in clear view. Then we had an hour to walk the beach looking for more to pick up and photograph Not to take home. There were plenty to find. When you get back to the center the guides identify what you found. Good curry at the small restaurant. One wish would be more in the gift shop, especially some postcards of the fossils.

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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We luckily made it here for the last 30 minute tour of the day at 1:30 p.m., as there was a function going on during the afternoon hours. Our guide, a man that usually does the 4 hour tour, was absolutely Fantastic! He was so enthusiastic about fossils! He showed us great fossils that are very close to where you go down the stairs to the beach. After getting down the stairs, you don't really have to walk very far. But be sure to have on closed toe shoes for walking on the rocks on the beach. After our tour, we spent 2 hours on our own walking and looking for fossils, since high tide wasn't due till 5 p.m. The tours are very dependent on the tides. I was hoping to do the 2-hour tour, but at this time of the year (Sept. 22), the 2 and 4 hour tours were only on the weekends. Check their website before you visit.

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