UNESCO has added two Atlantic Canada sites to its natural wonders list
Now it’s official: UNESCO adds two new Atlantic Canada sites to its natural wonders list. These two new sites are Nova Scotia’s Cliffs of Fundy and the Discovery Global Geopark in Newfoundland and Labrador. UNESCO proclaimed both Geoparks, a designation that also recognises them for international geological significance. However, they are only some of the wonders that UNESCO is adamant to protect and preserve. Canada sports three other Geoparks, as well as a long list of designated Canadian sites.
The Cliffs of Fundy, Nova Scotia
The Cliffs of Fundy Global Geopark, located in Nova Scotia, is open year-round and offers a 165-ride among various geological eras and contemporary marvels. You can find here both the highest tides in the world and the oldest dinosaur fossil in Canada. The Geopark tells the story of the supercontinent Pangea, formed about 300 million years ago and broken apart 100 million years later. And it’s all here to see and experience in one single Canadian natural wonder.
Discovery Global Geopark, Newfoundland and Labrador
The Discovery Global Geopark, located in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Bonavista Peninsula, is a sight to behold. For example, it contains traces of the Precambrian age, over 580 million years ago! Its rugged coastline, made of sea arches, sea fossils, tsunami memories and geological trails brings together fun and education.
There are many more sites in Canada that are worth the visit. Among Canada’s Geoparks, there is Stonehammer in New Brunswick, Tumbler Ridge in British Columbia, Percé in Quebec, Nahanni National Park, Pimachiowin Aki and many more.