Welcome to the 6th International UNESCO Conference on Global Geoparks

Country: Canada

City: Saint John

Abstr. due: 20.06.2014

Dates: 19.09.14 — 22.09.14

Address: C/o Stonehammer Geopark 277 Douglas Avenue Saint John, NB, E2K 1E5 Canada

Organizing comittee e-mail: gail@stonehammergeopark.com

Organizers: UNESCO


As North America’s first Global Geopark, Stonehammer Geopark is located in Southern New Brunswick on the East Coast of Canada. Stonehammer Geopark is a geological park where you can experience a billion years of Earth’s history. The landscape has been created by the collision of continents, the closing and opening of oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes, ice ages and climate change. The rocks of our geopark 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 geopark includes geological stories from late Precambrian time a billion years ago to the most recent Ice Age, and almost everything between.

Stonehammer Geopark incorporates more than 60 significant geological and fossil locales, including more than 10 publicly accessible sites.  Stonehammer is a community-supported organization comprised of site owners, tourism operators, members of the community and other stakeholders. The geopark encompasses 2500 square kilometres and extends from Lepreau Falls to Norton and from the Fundy Trail to the Kingston Peninsula. 

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 where South America & Africa Collided
  • View the Birthplace of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Zip over the World Famous Reversing Rapids
  • Climb Volcanic Rocks
  • Dine from a Geologically Themed Menu
  • Uncover 13,000 year old Marine Creatures
  • Meet Will Mathew and Hear what he Discovered
  • Paddle in Sea Caves and Walk on the Ocean Floor
  • Feel the Spray of a Waterfall from your Kayak
  • Paddle an Ice Age River

Conference Web-Site: http://www.geoparks2014.com