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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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Sooo cool! You didn't know you were interested in fossils, did you?

This was one of the most interesting 2 hours I've spent in a long time. Totally lost track of time... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cindy I
Mahtomedi, Minnesota
Fascinating Walk by the Bay

We've found the UNESCO World Heritage sites are well worth the effort to get there. Joggins Fossil... read more

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100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
+1 902-251-2727
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Reviewed yesterday

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 yesterday

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 4 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the two-hour Adventure Tour with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic young guide named Mel, who did a great job explaining the geologic history of the area and how to identify fossils. By the end of our session, we knew enough to be finding fossils...More

Thank rustyhickorynut
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't know when the tide was low, but we took our chance driving here from Port Greville (about an hour drive). We walked around their short pathway and down the stairs, hoping to have access to the shore and go fossil hunting. It is...More

Thank Rose S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this UNESCO site amazing -- the exhibits, introductory film, the building itself, are all very nice. But the truly fascinating thing is when you go down to the beach and learn from the knowledgeable guide, where to look and what the things were...More

Thank 2016LC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the walk down to the beach is steep and not for those with mobility issues and aids. Our tour arrived just as the tide came in and we spent only three minutes before the tide got to the bottom or the stairs....More

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19 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