Experience a billion years of Earth’s history at Stonehammer Geopark!
The Stonehammer Geopark includes almost 60 geosites, ranging from Lepreau Falls in the west, to Fundy Trail Parkway in the east, to Norton and Hampstead in the north. Geosites include places of special scientific interest, public parks, streetscapes, museums and exhibitions.
The landscape of Stonehammer has been created by the collision of continents and the closing and opening of oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes, ice ages and climate change.
The rocks of our park have been witness to the evolution of life, from the first discovery of Precambrian stromatolite fossils, to the ‘Cambrian Explosion’ of life, to the evolution of vertebrates and the emergence of life on land. The park includes geological stories from late Precambrian time a billion years ago to the most recent Ice Age, and almost everything in between.
This unique program promoting New Brunswick’s exceptional geological heritage received the 2011 Innovator of the Year Award by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.
Explore our billion-year story with a guide or on your own. Note: Not all geosites are publicly accessible.
Stonehammer Geopark: A Day in St. Martins
The scenic Bay of Fundy community of St. Martins is home to two outstanding Stonehammer Geopark experiences: kayaking with River Bay Adventures and sightseeing on the Fundy Trail. Truly amazing!
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A Rockin’ Good Time – Lily’s Café
Uncover a billion years of secrets amongst fascinating geological wonders. Enjoy hiking, rappelling and swimming followed by lunch and laughter!