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Joggins Fossil Cliffs Centre

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Address: 100 Main Street | Joggins, Joggins, Nova Scotia B0L 1A0, Canada
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+1 902-251-2727
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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30 minute tour is a must!

If you go here be sure to take the 30 minute tour included in the admission price (or the more extensive tours if you are very keen on fossils!). The visitors centre is full of... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you go here be sure to take the 30 minute tour included in the admission price (or the more extensive tours if you are very keen on fossils!). The visitors centre is full of interesting fossils and plenty of details about the area and why it's so special. When visiting the beach, I feel it's essential to have the... More 

Thank Yayhelen
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

You can find amazing fossils mostly of plant life and trees here but still incredibly interesting. There is also plenty of sea glass and you can watch the tides change from super high to very far out. There is also good rock climbing and hiking similar to some I have done in Utah. Definitely somewhere I will go again. There... More 

Thank Chanel R
New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 September 2016

We stopped off here as we were leaving Nova Scotia to return home. I was encouraged by the reviews. It was approaching high tide, but as we were on a schedule, could not wait for low tide and tours were not able to be given then. The site was further out of the way from the TransCanada highway than expected,... More 

Thank Barry S
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

We had not appreciated that the cliffs are only exposed when the tide is low and so had to wait a couple of hours but it was well worth it. We had been to the Jurassic Coast at Lyme Regis in the UK but this is way way older. When you get to Joggins, go straight on; our map showed... More 

Thank PETRA001
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We took a half an hour tour which we enjoyed. The walk is not strenuous. Bear in mind that you will primarily be looking at plant fossils, e.g tree trunks and leaves, not animal fossils. Worth a detour and good value.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Miramichi, Canada
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Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Spend part of a day here wandering the shore looking for fossils. There are lots and lots of plant ones, but it's more difficult to find anything else. The small Information Centre is helpful and worth a walk through to learn more about the area.

Thank EffieLuna29
Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went as a large family including small kids and grandparents. Everyone enjoyed themselves. The day was great, the guide informative and my wife found a fossil that the centre decided to keep to research further. The trip requires a moderate level of fitness and you should wear proper footwear. Flip Flops are ill suited for walking the rocky shore.... More 

Thank Lee B
Deep Cove Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

The Joggins tour I took was very informative. Our guide as very knowledgable and was able to answer all our questions. After the tour you can stay down and enjoy walking up and down the area, and discover for yourself. Until the tide comes in!..Than best you start to head back.

Thank beckiegirl
Truro, Canada
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We are from Nova Scotia but had not been there since school. We decided to take our children (1 teen, 1 toddler and 1 baby). Everyone had a great time the tour guide was great even with having a very large group. Only downside is your aren't aloud to keep anything you find but your free to look

1 Thank Erika1o1
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Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We dropped by completely on a whim and without any clue when the tide would be high. Managed to get into the last Wanderer Tour (30 min) of the morning. The guide was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgeable which made the tour very interesting and well worth the drive through the country. Unfortunately the tide was very high by the time... More 

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