Today is a significant day for Nova Scotia. The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark has officially been named a “UNESCO Global Geopark.” The designated area is comprised of parts of Cumberland and Colchester counties stretching all the way to Lower Truro.
“I want to sincerely congratulate The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark Society, this is a well deserved designation and an honour that will be recognized world wide,” says Tory Rushton, Progressive Conservative MLA for Cumberland South.
At the Geopark, locals and tourists can enjoy displays of Canada’s oldest dinosaurs and learn about Mi’kmaq history. Visitors can explore the history of the earliest human settlement in eastern North America. The site also hosts a research facility for green tidal stream energy technology. These are some of the many attractions and experiences Nova Scotia is thrilled to share with the world at the newly marked UNESCO site.
“As proud Nova Scotians we have always known the beauty and history our province has to offer. This designation will put The Cliffs of Fundy Geopark on a world stage for everyone to recognize its rich geological heritage,” says Rushton. “Our community is incredibly grateful for the UNESCO designation today and we look forward to sharing our piece of the province and it’s rich historical heritage.”
Nova Scotians can anticipate a growth in tourism to the Cumberland and Colchester counties due to this designation awarded today at a UNESCO meeting in Paris. This is welcome news for the two counties.