The Bay of Fundy is a special place and home to the highest tides in the world! The Fundy Discovery Site aspires to celebrate the phenomenal Bay and the powerful forces that have shaped this diverse tidal and cultural landscape.
As a project of the Municipality of Colchester in partnership with the Town of Truro, the Fundy Discovery Site is part of the Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark and is envisioned to be a central anchor and orientation site for visitors to the Bay of Fundy. It will remain a place to gather, learn about and enjoy this special part of the world.
Once the Palliser Motel, Restaurant and Gift Shop, the Municipality purchased the property in 2011 and removed all buildings except a small onsite Visitor Centre that was refurbished. Following a great deal of public consultation a Master Plan was developed for the site in 2016, followed by a branding process the following year which led to the name: “Fundy Discovery Site.”
Several recent enhancements to the property include a waterline extension and new washrooms, a playground, landscaping, interpretive panels and a trail along the dykes. Future plans for the site may include interpretive programming, a pedestrian bridge and viewing area over the river, and an interpretive centre.
Palliser Property Historical Overview
Active Transportation Bridge Conceptual Photos
Fundy Discovery Site Interpretive Concept
Fundy Discovery Site Feasibility Study