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Six Awesome World Heritage Sites Waiting for You in Atlantic Canada

#1 Grand Pre, Nova Scotia

Grand Pre, Nova Scotia
#1 Grand Pre, Nova Scotia was designated a UNESCO heritage site in 2012. Famous for the historical expulsion of the Acadians to Louisiana, and Wadworth’s famous poem Evangeline. Photo Credit: Nancie McKinnon

#2 Old Town, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Old Town Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
#2 Settled in 1753, old town Lunenburg is North America’s  best surviving example of a planned British colonial settlement. . The town has been  a designated UNESCO site since 1995. Photo Credit: Nova Scotia Museum

#3 Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Joggins, Nova Scotia

Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia
On July 7th, 2013 the Joggins Fossil Cliffs officially became a World UNESCO heritage site. Located on Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy, the cliffs are preserved in situ at Joggins, “Coal Age” trees stand exactly where they grew, footprints of ancient creatures are frozen where they once walked, the dens of various amphibians are preserved with remnants of their last meal, and the earliest reptiles remain ‘frozen in time’. Many of the ancient species that call Joggins home are found no place else on earth.

#4 L’Anse_aux_Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador

L'Anse_aux_Meadows, Newfoundland and Labrador
An 11th century viking settlement site located in northern Newfoundland proving that the Vikings made their way across from Greenland. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1978.

#5 Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, Newfoundland and Labrador

Red Bay Basque Whaling Station, Newfoundland and Labrador
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2103, this small Newfoundland settlement can trace its roots back to the 1500s, and provides the earliest, most complete, and best preserved historical record of the European whaling tradition.

#6 Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland and Labrador

#6 Located on the west coast of Newfoundland, it is the second largest national park in Canada.  Grose Morne  provides an extremely rare example of the process of continental drift. The deep ocean crust and rocks of the earth's mantle lie exposed. The park has been a UNESCO site since 1987.
#6 Located on the west coast of Newfoundland, it is the second largest national park in Canada. Grose Morne provides an extremely rare example of the process of continental drift. The deep ocean crust and rocks of the earth’s mantle lie exposed. The park has been a UNESCO site since 1987. Source: 14salurgrosmorne.weebly.com

 

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