Saint John, NB
With a landscape created by the collision of continents, the closing and opening of oceans, volcanoes, earth quakes, ice ages and climate change, the Stonehammer Geopark includes geological stories from the late precambrian time a billion years ago to the most recent Ice Age, and almost everything in between – a playground has been created in Southern New Brunswick!
As North America’s first Global Geopark, Stonehammer Geopark is about geology, but it is also about the people, society and culture. You can hike, kayak, rock climb, zip, eat and tour … you’ll have fun every step of the way!
- witness the effects of erosion with waterfalls or from inside a cave by foot or kayak
- paddle on ice age waters where 15,000 years ago the last glacier forced the river to find a new path
- touch one of the first documented Precambrian fossils, a stromatolite
- use your taste buds to learn
- rock climb on 554 million year old lava rock
- visit Africa and South America without leaving Saint John
- zip above the highest tides in the world
- visit the birthplace of the Atlantic Ocean
- see where glaciers met the sea 15,000 years ago
- discover why the geopark is called Stonehammer
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