Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site

Months of Operation

April 26 - October 31

Hours Of Operation

Hours of operation are as follows:

  • April 21 - May 31st: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • June 1 - Aug. 31st: 9:30 - 5:30 PM
  • Sept. 1 - Oct. 31st: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • O/S by appointment.


100 Main Street, Joggins, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley


T: 902-251-2727

T: 888-932-9766

F: 902-251-2502




Joggins Fossil Cliffs on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia is Canada’s 15th UNESCO World Heritage Site.

At Joggins you will be able to observe and have accessibility to 15 kilometres of magnificently exposed layers of rock revealing the world’s most complete fossil record of life in the “Coal Age” when lush forests covered Joggins and much of the world's tropics, 300 million years ago. In these coastal cliffs, rare fossils reveal details of life as it was in the “Coal Age”. 

Constant erosion from the Fundy tides, rising and falling up to 13 metres (42 feet) in Joggins twice daily, creates possibilities for exposing new fossils. With careful observation, visitors may find fossils on the beach that have fallen from the cliffs, or view the spectacular sandstone layers that entomb ancestors of the first dinosaurs. It is all here, at the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, waiting to be discovered.

Interpretive staff provides guided tours of Joggins Fossil Cliffs. Please visit the Joggins Fossil Centre for hours of operation and guided tour schedule. 

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Picnic tables
Wheelchair accessible
Limited accessibility
Internet access

Detailed Information

This property accepts Mastercard, Visa.
Admission: Admission charged; F(5); family & group rates.
Directions: Rte 302 from Amherst, Rte 242 at Maccan to Joggins.