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Arisaig Provincial Park

Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L2, Canada
+1 902-863-1204
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Finding fossils

We had fun in this Provincial Park. First, we were able to read about the many information panels... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
A treasure

I love to treat myself to a visit at this beautiful park at least once a month, during all seasons... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
Cat M
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Located west of Antigonish, this park was created to protect the many fossil beds located in the cliffs overlooking its beach.
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  • Average13%
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Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2L2, Canada
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

We had fun in this Provincial Park. First, we were able to read about the many information panels. That was worthwhile.While we were there, we found a lighthouse from up high! Immediately after that, we went for the trail through the forest. We saw the...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I love to treat myself to a visit at this beautiful park at least once a month, during all seasons. There are a few trails you can take that lead to look offs and stairs that bring you down to the shore where you’ll find...More

Thank Cat M
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

A really neat spot that's off the beaten path... For kids who want to find "treasure" in fossils, this is a place to check out. As mentioned by other reviewers, it doesn't take long to find something on the beach. It's good to have good...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

We totally missed the turn off into the park. Bad signage. Impossible to understand what to look for to find fossils. Bit tiring hike down and then back up on a hot summer day. Better to spend more time in Cape Breton.

Thank nichola336
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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Grab a good pair of shoes and enjoy the walk around this area. Not much of a spot to lay in the sun but great for combing the beach for shells, sea glass or other things.

Thank JDTravelCanada
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Every Canadian family should take a vacation in Nova Scotia and spend some time in Arisaig on the way to Cabot Trail. All-Canadian natural beauty in a rustic and rural environment with all amenities available in quaint and beautiful Antigonish nearby.

Thank xman92905
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

I stopped here to hunt for fossils after reading other reviews. I didn't think we would really find any. Found many fossils in our first half hour. It was really fun hunting for them. Make sure to read up online first so that you know...More

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Reviewed 8 June 2017

fis A number of us visited this location yesterday and we had a VERY great time! A number of us were enchanted by the great view of Arisaig wharf and all the lobster fishers and more peoplf just ate their lunches.....

Thank gillis12
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Reviewed 29 March 2017

I grew up nearby, and we don't live there anymore, but go back to visit every summer. And almost every year, we make time to come here. My son (now 10) loves looking for fossils, and would easily spend hours doing nothing but that. Although...More

Thank DJtrips166
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I spent a lovely afternoon here in June, 2016. The hiking trails were wonderful, and we enjoyed looking for fossils. A pleasant place to spend an afternoon, as we did.

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diannewoodbury
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Response from Jo Ann B | Reviewed this property |
You have to go at low tide to be able to walk easily to the cliffs where the fossils are.
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