Here, fossil fish and plants tell their stories...about the life that existed on our planet 380 million years ago, at a time when species were making the transition from sea to land. Parc national de Miguasha is a real treasure of natural heritage, one that will marvel young and old alike...who will hear a story as fascinating as that of the dinosaurs. Because of its well-preserved fossils and their importance in understanding a page from the story of evolution, the park has been placed, since 1999, on UNESCO's prestigious World Heritage List.
380 million years later, we’re still talking about the fossil fish and plants that are protected and preserved by Parc national de Miguasha. This dynamic and unifying museum welcomes visitors of all ages who drop in to the park to discover the fascinating world of fossils and paleontology. A unique, different and must-see popular science experience in Gaspésie!
Groups of visitors can enjoy a tour customized to fit their schedules. Reservations required. For groups of 35 or more people the park offers a made-to-measure activity combining a guided tour and time for individual discovery at your own pace.
Along the cliff over a 1.5-km distance (round-trip), a short trail takes in all of the beauty of the park's surroundings. On this "Evolution of Life" trail, discovery panels will tell you about the history of life on our planet.
A place for conservation and education, Parc national de Miguasha is a laboratory in a natural setting. Come to class with our dedicated park wardens or welcome them to your school! This area’s beauty, integrity and its scientific, cultural and historical characteristics inspired three activities featuring entertainment and science. Aimed at young people in elementary or high school, these activities will help them get in touch with their environment, make them understand its fragility, and take them through a memorable real-world experience ...
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