Miguasha National Park

Located in south-easternn Quebec on the southern coast of the Gaspe peninsula, the Miguasha National Park is considered to be the world’s most impressive illustration of the Devonian Period known as the “Age of Fishes.” The park acts as a protection barrier to the Escuminac Formation, a formation of rock with a plentiful fossil heritage that contains a large number of specimens from the “Age of Fishes.” The Miguasha National park’s importance stems from having the “largest number and best-preserved fossils specimens in the world of sarcopterygian fish.” Interestingly, the fish and plant fossils at Miguasha Park tell the history of the first vertebrates and show that life existed on Earth 380 million years ago.