Parrsboro is located on the magnificent Bay of Fundy, which is home to the highest tide changes in the world. It makes this region of Nova Scotia one of the most geographically and archaeologically interesting places in Canada and a place worth getting a hostel for a night or two. This coast of Canada is home to some amazing fossils from the Carboniferous Period as well as dinosaur bones. The Fundy Geological Center in downtown Parrsboro has some incredible displays of dinosaur fossils and those of other primitive animals and plants. The center is well worth a visit to gain information about the area and is full of interesting information and artifacts.
If fossils are right up your alley, Parrsboro hostels are also the closest to the Joggins Fossil Cliffs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site around an hour's drive from Parrsboro. Here you can walk down onto the beach at low tide and observe the fossilized forest within the cliff face, and walk over the different rocks that have fallen from the cliffs that contain fossils. They have tours where the local guides give information about how the area formed geographically and about the fossils that are present and how they formed, but these only happen during low tide so check the times.
Parrsboro also offers a few other attractions such as the storytelling in the park during the summer months and the Ships Theatre Company that offers a range of main stage shows and concert series through the year. All of these are found within the town center along with all of the other major amenities that you may need as the town is of very decent size for the region. Hostels in Parrsboro are within the downtown region and are close to all of these amenities and attractions. To get around to some of the attractions that are a little further out from Parrsboro, you will need a car.
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