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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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WAY more than you would expect

the Centre is very new, with green construction, modern with plenty of fascinating displays of... read more

Reviewed 19 October 2016
DonBrown
,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Learned so much from our great guides

The center is perched on the Nova Scotia side of the Bay of Fundy on a long stretch of cliffs which... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
rollingpeach1010
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Lake Ann, Michigan
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100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
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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...More

Thank DonBrown
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank rollingpeach1010
Reviewed 18 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...More

Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great opportunity to meet Don Reid at Fossil center in Joggins who is best known as keeper of the cliffs. Amazing to think he is now in his nineties and still has so much enthusiasm that he is willing to share with all visitors, just...More

Thank 698barry
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

We made the mistake of going late afternoon. Although we had to pay the full $10.50 admission price to get in, there were no more tours for the day. The 30-minute tour is supposed to be included in the admission. So we were left to...More

Thank julia m
Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Joggins Fossil Cliffs is one of the few places in the world where visiting is almost like stepping out of a time machine! This stretch of cliffs exposes whole environments spanning millions of years. When you look at the layers in the cliffs, you can...More

Thank Matthew W
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Check the tide! We were lucky and arrived just in time for the last tour before the tide was too high. Our guide was excellent, taking us through history as we walked on the beach. After the 30 minute tour there was a lot more...More

Thank timb043
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

I visited this site many times over the past few years and have always enjoyed it. The staff have always been very accommodating and friendly and the museum informative and interactive. The site also has a cafe during the summer with fantastic food. If you...More

Thank Max C
Reviewed 3 October 2016

These was a very interesting place to visit. Although we did not have time for a guided tour, we enjoyed viewing the exhibits in the Center. It was a most informative place and most interesting

Thank Gordon I
Reviewed 23 September 2016

After seeing the mastodon advertised as we've traveled around Nova Scotia we expected artifacts on the large size not small bugs and insects. The guide did a great job but there was not a lot to see. We did get a chance to walk on...More

Thank Phil R
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321travellers
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.
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CAB31523
30 April 2017|
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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.
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Mommika
22 February 2017|
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Response from Chanel R | Reviewed this property |
Kids of any age tend to love fossils and you see lots on the tour of the cliffs. my only regret is that I couldn't have spent all day there!
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