Fossils on Horseback Overnight Getaway


Enjoy a cozy overnight stay in Parrsboro then take a Bay of Fundy horseback tour where you’ll ride in the footsteps of Canada’s oldest dinosaurs! 

Arrive to charming- and coastal Parrsboro settle into a cozy cottage for the night at The Sunshine Inn, explore nearby beaches, and enjoy being less than 5 minutes by car from restaurants, shopping, and amenities. 

Start the next day with a locally inspired gourmet breakfast before heading to nearby Wasson Bluff for a one-of-a-kind horseback ride past scenic Bay of Fundy cliffs. Friendly guides from Spirit Reins Ranch will introduce you to your equine partner, and an expert from Fundy Geological Museum will accompany you to an active fossil dig where you will sieve for dinosaur bones. Enjoy refreshments on the breezy Bay of Fundy ocean floor and ride in the footsteps of Canada’s oldest dinosaurs!

Experience includes: 

  • Overnight cottage accommodations at The Sunshine Inn, including a locally sourced breakfast. 
  • 3-hour horseback tour on the Bay of Fundy floor with Spirit Reins Ranch along the cliffs of the beach at Wasson Bluff, with a rest stop at Fundy Geological Museum’s active fossil research site and hear from a museum expert about current research taking place.
  • Exclusive opportunity to sieve for fossils with a museum expert. 
  • Light refreshments served on the ocean floor.

Dates for the 2024 season:

  • May 17 – 18 (Friday – Saturday) Trail ride on Saturday at 1:00pm (1300)
  • SOLD OUT June 28 – 29 (Friday – Saturday) Trail ride on Saturday at 10:00am
  • August 26 – 27 (Monday – Tuesday) Trail ride on Tuesday at 10:00am
  • September 21 – 22 (Saturday – Sunday) Trail ride on Sunday at 9:00am
  • September 28 – 29 (Saturday – Sunday) Trail ride on Sunday at 2:00pm (1400)
  • October 26 – 27 (Saturday – Sunday) Trail ride on Sunday at 1:00pm (1300)

Price: $815 + hst (two people),  $1,138 + hst (group of three),  $1,461+ hst (group of four) 

Conditions: Due to the nature of small businesses, packages must be booked at least one week in advance of the tour date. Children under 10 may not ride on trails. All trail rides are led by a guide. All guests will be given an introductory orientation to safe horse care and handling before every trail ride. Please note that tours are tailored to the guest’s riding level and ability. Safety and liability waivers must be signed by all guests (including guardians for minors) before tours begin. Please advise of any allergies upon booking. The horseback tour is recommended for Intermediate to Advanced riders (rate yourself using the guidelines below).

Novice/Beginner: Has ridden a horse 0-5 times, 0-3 riding lessons, no formal shows, or competitions.

Intermediate: Has ridden a horse consistently for over a year, more than 4 lessons, competed in shows or events.

Advanced: Has ridden more than 3 years consistently, has obtained rider levels through Provincial Equestrian Federation or competed for more than 2 years in shows or events.

Cancellation Policy: Please allow for and give 48 hours notice for cancellation on all pre-booked packages. We reserve the right to cancel due to bad weather and provide a full or partial refund. Charges will apply for guests who do not adhere to the cancellation policy (20%).