The Network in Canada
The Canadian network has five Global Geoparks: Stonehammer, in New Brunswick, Tumbler Ridge, in British Columbia, Percé, in Québec, Discovery, in Newfoundland & Labrador, and Cliffs of Fundy, in Nova Scotia. Eight proposals are being prepared for "aspiring" geoparks.
Together with their communities, Canadian geopark leaders:
- encourage sustainable tourism
- enhance awareness and understanding in youth and visitors about the area's geological heritage and history
- protect the geopark's unique environment
- promote earth sciences research
Geoparks offer countless opportunities for exploring, learning about, showcasing, and preserving unique natural heritage. They include sites of geological, archeological, wildlife, environmental, historical, folkloric and cultural interest.