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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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Ancient beach

This Unesco world heritage site has 300 million year old fossils. There is a museum which we didn’t... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Winnipeg, Canada
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Natural wonder

Once you are there you realize why it is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
+1 902-251-2727
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This Unesco world heritage site has 300 million year old fossils. There is a museum which we didn’t have time to see, but we could walk down to the beach for free if we didn’t go to the museum or have a guide. Unfortunately the...More

Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you are there you realize why it is designated as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Unfortunately we arrived too late for the tour, which is not conducted close to high tide time. However, we had plenty of time to walk the beach, study the...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Really fascinating place and highly recommended. We went when it was raining lightly, misty and magical. The guide was wonderful, the museum inside was very interesting.

Thank Papadroid
Reviewed 25 September 2017

There is a very interesting spot. It has a wonderful interpretive center about dinosaurs in general and the fossils that exist on this beach. Be sure to go during low tide. The cliffs are of shale. You can find all kinds of stones and you...More

Thank RoBertie
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This was one of the most interesting 2 hours I've spent in a long time. Totally lost track of time and could have stayed longer (if I didn't have to worry about high tide!). Don't have to be interested in archeology or geology to enjoy...More

Thank Cindy I
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We've found the UNESCO World Heritage sites are well worth the effort to get there. Joggins Fossil Cliffs reconfirmed our belief. The guide told us how much time we had and to keep an eye out because the tide was rising fast. We walked all...More

Thank 889joym
Reviewed 20 September 2017

So glad we did not miss this on our trip to Nova Scotia. The receptionist highly recommended the geologist-led tour and it was definitely worth the additional money - the fossils are everywhere on the beach as well as in the cliffs, and we wouldn't...More

Thank Sherri P
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Check the times - center hours, and tides. Best to see at low tide. Lots of steps going down to the beach. We got there near closing - they lock the parking lot soon after the visitor's center closes. No collecting. The best way to...More

Thank yvonne p
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We were just heading west from the Cabot Trail when I saw sign for the Joggins exit and something clicked from earlier guide book browsing. Let's just take a chance and we did. It's a bit off the main highway but the trip was well...More

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed this UNESCO World Heritage site, we went as the tide as going out. The Centre had great displays for all ages. We enjoyed the 30 minute tour, which was a good amount of time for our six year old. Next time I'd...More

Thank diggcm
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20 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.
30 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