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Address: 200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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OK for a quick look if your timing is right

We arrived a little less than an hour after low tide, so I guess the water was coming in. The rushing water with small whirlpools was moderately interesting for a few minutes, but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We arrived a little less than an hour after low tide, so I guess the water was coming in. The rushing water with small whirlpools was moderately interesting for a few minutes, but it's a long way off and there's nothing else to do there.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Seriously? Sure it's pretty to look at but if you have all day maybe you can see the tide change and the falls eventually reverse. Watch a time lapse on YouTube. However, the sculpture park at the top? that was kind of interesting.

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've heard about the reversing rapids being so amazing, but they were not as impressive as I expected. It is interesting to see the Saint John River at low and high tide and to see the water flowing one direction at low tide and the other direction at high tide, but it wasn't the high point of our visit to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

very interesting but was hard to get a good feel for the place from the bridge. Would have liked to have gotten closer.

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Stopped by on our way home to see the action. Got there at slack tide and was able to witness water returning to the Bay. What appeared to have been an information booth and observation platform was closed (permanently?). This would have been a good vantage point. Attendance was light and parking plentiful. Easy to get to with adequate signage... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I've heard about this my whole life. Happy to finely see it. It doesn't cost anything. Very interesting. I enjoyed watching the bird floating with the current then flying back and floating again. of coarse they were fishing but they reminded me of children playing in the current.

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Bellingham, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

The reversing falls are due to the tide changing in the Bay of Fundy faster than water can flow into or out of the Saint John river. Peak rates through the falls (rapids) are at high tide and low tide. The rapids are much more impressive as water flows out into the Bay. This is at low tide. As the... More 

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Spring Valley, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We came at high tide during the peak tide, we saw the rapids reverse and saw the whirlpools from the flow hitting each other, however compared to what we saw in Nova Scotia this was not even in the same page, however go if your in the area

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

It takes awhile to really understand what is actually happening at Reversing Falls but if you do it is quite impressive. Think you have to see it at low tide and then again at high to really get it. Of course the Irving paper mill is a blight on the landscape but to local people it is also a landmark.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Despite a lot of construction work around and lack of serious visitor center, nice stop to admire power of the water.Gentleman manning a little booth provides useful information in pleasant manner.

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