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Reversing Falls

Address: 200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 32 Attractions in Saint John
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We went here during an excursion from the Carnival Splendor. We hit it twice, once the water was flowing down and the next the water was flowing up river. It really is hard to imagine it until you see it.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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44 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Watched people zip lining whilst the water was going one way - quite powerful and strong too. Went off on a tour then came back a few hours later only to see it rushing the other way - very strange but weird in a good way. Worth going to have a look if you haven't seen something like this before.... More 

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Nelson, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We found the reversing falls to be quite an interesting tourist attraction,although you have to be there when it is either a high or low tide to fully appreciate what is happening. We went independently by catching a bus from the centre of St Johns and walked back into town although there isn't much to see as it is quite... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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34 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Apparently there is a restaurant called The Falls near the reversing falls/rapids attractions. This is a review of the natural phenomenon. I guess I had a totally different expectation based on the name, but what people come to view happens at either low or high tide, when the St. John River and the Bay of Fundy collide. We were fortunate... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We found amore appropriate description was reversing rapids. It is a nice place to visit one time but I would not return. It is surrounded by industry which detracts from the view.

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Chuluota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I was lucky to see this phenomenon of the Reversing Falls. It is caused by the tremendous rise and fall of the tides of the Bay of Fundy, which are the highest in the world. The natural southward-facing opening of the Bay of Fundy receives the on rushing ocean tides directly like a funnel. The tidewater is normal when it... More 

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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I bring visiting friends and familly to see this. You have to hit the tide right at high to see the water rushing UP the river. You will not see this everyday! (unless you live here)

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Thought we were going to see a great natural wonder. Don't want to be disrespectful, but the most prominent thing at the site is a huge paper factory as Saint John NB is an industrial town. The "falls" is a river that naturally reverses its flow as the tides come in and out, so there wasn't much to see.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

the massive tides in the Bay of fundy play havoc with the St. John river. At high tide, the salt water reverses the flow of this mighty river and the tide is felt up river some 120Km. At low tide, the river pours out into the bay at around 30mph. Look at tide tables to get the real effect and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

1- Before you go, head to the Visitor's Info Centre, and ask for a guide on high tide and low tide time schedule. It will show you the time of both high and low tide on the day you're going. Then you must go during high tide. 2- When you drive there, there's a small parking lot. Don't worry, this... More 

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