Experience Stonehammer Geopark

Experience Stonehammer Geopark

With a landscape created by the collision of continents, oceans, volcanoes, earthquakes and ice ages, Stonehammer UNESCO Global Geopark includes geological stories from late Precambrian time a billion years ago to the most recent Ice Age, and almost everything in between.  For you, it means a natural playground has been created and there are amazing hands-on ways to experience our geological history in every corner.  Because it’s BIG, and you don’t want to miss a thing… our guides are standing by to give you insider tips on how best to witness where South America and Africa collided, where you can zip over erratic rocks, climb volcanic rocks, dine from a geologically inspired menu, paddle an Ice Age River, cruise twisted rivers and much more!

Various experiences, available in English and French.

  • witness the effects of erosion with waterfalls or from inside a cave by foot or kayak
  • paddle on ice age waters where 15,000 years ago the last glacier forced the river to find a new path
  • touch one of the first documented Precambrian fossils, a stromatolite
  • use your taste buds to learn
  • rock climb on 554 million year old lava rock
  • visit Africa and South America without leaving Saint John
  • visit the birthplace of the Atlantic Ocean
  • see where glaciers met the sea 15,000 years ago
  • discover how the geopark got its name

Make Stonehammer part of your stay! Find out how:


45.2731324, -66.064907


1 Market Square
New Brunswick Museum
Saint John, NB
E2L 4Z6
Open Season

Open : Year-round