As a destination that is a natural attraction, Nova Scotia has enhanced its product offering with attractions built to compliment and celebrate our natural and historical attributes.
Having received the Attraction Award by the Tourist Industry Association of Nova Scotia, the Fundy Geological Museum was the result of a community’s strength in identifying an opportunity to construct a world-class facility. The Museum is operated locally by the Board of Directors of the Cumberland Geological Society. Feeling they had reached their earlier mission, they developed a new mission statement in 1999 to be “The World Centre For Experiencing Geological History Interpreted From The Unique Features Of Nova Scotia’s Fundy Region.”
The Museum has quickly become an anchor in the community attracting rockhounders from all over the world, hosting the only Atlantic Gem and Mineral Show, providing educational programming for the public and working closely with school children to ensure regional pride is part of their learning.
Those associated with the operation of the Museum understand that it is the community that must benefit. They sponsor local events and lead in environmental activities such as annual beach cleanups. The Museum’s position in the region is assisting the renewing interest in supporting infrastructure. The development of tourism in the Parrsboro region focuses on the celebration of Landscape and Life and is greatly enhancing Nova Scotia’s reputation as a “must-see” destination.
Museums of the World
Each day a museum from around the world is picked to be the “Museum of the Day” and in December of 1999, the Fundy Geological Museum received that honour.