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“Excellent Stop”

Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Joggins
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Stop”
Reviewed 24 October 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 get an idea of how the fossils appear within the cliffs themselves. I've been here a couple of times and the tour has shown different finds with each visit. Overall a great spot to visit to learn more about the geological history of the Bay of Fundy.

Visited June 2016
2 Thank Michael Z
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Helpful knowledgeable staff make the visit just right. ”
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Helpful and knowledgeable staff make the visit just right.
Displays visit is 5$ without tour, which could be free only to encourage those less interested in a couple or group.
Tours for 30 minutes and 2 hours are excellent and informative for the locality.

Visited October 2016
1 Thank Bernoise
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Zaporizhzhya, Ukraine
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

You have to have a lot of imagination to picture the ancient lifeforms based on traces found here. I love to read about ancient creatures but I've realized the real paleontologist job is so much complicated because the remnants are really scarce and the interpretation almost seems as magic trick.

Nevertheless, the geological layers coming atop are impressive, as well as The Bay of Fundy itself. Mind the flow, as during the high tide, parts of the cliffs might be inaccessible.

Visited May 2016
Thank oleg951
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Level 6 Contributor
314 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Absolutely Amazing Place to Learn About Earth's History!”
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!!

Visited October 2016
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182 reviews
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“Excellent Interpretive Centre”
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.

Visited October 2016
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