Five Islands Provincial Park
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Located within the upper tidal region of the Bay of Fundy you will find the Minas Basin and a travel route that runs on both northern and southern shored known as the Glooscap Trail. Named after the Mi'kmaq man-god, Glosscap, this travel way is full of exciting legends and sites of cultural significance to the Mi'kmaw people. On the northern shore of the Minas Basin you will find Five Islands Provincial Park.
Mi'kmaq legend says that the native god Glooscap created these five islands - Moose, Diamond, Long, Egg and Pinnacle (These rocks are visible today as islands near the park's headland.) - when he threw chunks of sod at a "Mi'kmuesu", a Mi'kmaw Wizard who was mocking the powers of Glooscap and who turned himself into a giant beaver to escape.
According to Mi'kmaq legend, Glooscap was created by Gisoolg (the one who has created you) and who was brought to life by 3 bolts of lightning stricking the red sands of the Bay of Fundy. The first bolt gave him shape, the second gave him life but was still connected to the land, all he could do was observe and learn. The third bolt of lightning set him free to travel throughout Mi'kmaki to teach the Mi'kmaw people about the environment and the wisdom and knowledge of how to live with it's plants and animals.
This geocache is part of the 2011 NS Provincial Parks Geocaching challenge. To participate in the challenge, you will need to download the associated PASSPORT. At each geocache, there is a punch that you can mark the corresponding box on your passport. Collect all 5 and you can send in your passport to receive a free trackable geocoin.
The geocaches that are part of the passport program are:
You can download the passport from NS Parks.
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum