Bay of Fundy Gemstone Tour

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Overview:

In Quest of Fundy Gems

The history of Bay of Fundy Gems goes back a long way, indeed to the very first European explorers. For in the early 1600's the French explorer Pierre du Gua, the “Sieur de Mons”, the founder of Port Royal, gathered amethyst from Partridge Island near Parrsboro on the Bay of Fundy, had it cut and set by a Paris jeweller, and presented it to King Henry IV of France as an indication of the riches to be found in the New World.

On this tour your guide Brian Hebert teaches you how these gemstones formed in ancient lava flows and how to identify many different varieties.  You'll soon discover why visitors have been searching for and collecting these beautiful gemstones for over two hundred years.

Your tour includes:

  • A 4 hour tour where you will discover a variety of beautiful semi-precious Bay of Fundy gemstones.  
  • Learn how these gemstones formed and how to identify many different varieties.
  • Learn about Nova Scotia geology with a focus on the Bay of Fundy.
  • Enjoy stories of past Bay of Fundy stone jewellers and their connections to royalty.  

Tour Location: Blomidon.  We will email you specific tour location details upon ticket purchase.  

 

Due to Covid-19 we are focused on your health and safety and are taking every measure to ensure your safety while participating in our tours. 

 

  • Contactless ticket purchasing.
  • Outdoor setting with physical distancing.  
  • Hand sanitizer on site.
  • Small group and private tours available. 

Cancellation Policy:

We ask that you give us at least 48 hours notice of cancellation before the scheduled tour. If notice of cancellation is received prior to 48 hours of the scheduled tour a full refund will be issued. No refunds will be issued within 48 hours of the scheduled tour.

Weather Policy:

Fundy Treasures fossil and mineral tours take place rain or shine with the exception of severe weather. In the event of severe weather (high winds, heavy rain, lightening) on the date the tour will be cancelled. If we have to cancel due to weather, a full refund will be issued.

What to bring:

Weather along the Bay of Fundy can be unpredictable and it’s good to be prepared for anything! Here are a few recommendations: 

  • Sturdy shoes or hiking boots.
  • Layers appropriate for wind, rain and warmth.
  • Sunscreen, a sun hat and sunglasses.
  • A camera or phone to capture photos of the scenic Bay of Fundy, fossils and minerals!
  • A water bottle and a snack are recommended.
  • A backpack is great to keep all of your necessities together!

If you have any other questions or concerns please contact us at fundytreasures@gmail.com