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Reversing Falls

Address: 200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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Ranked #10 of 31 Attractions in Saint John
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Oviedo,Fl
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95 reviews 95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

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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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
8 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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122 reviews 122 reviews
37 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
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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Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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Saint John, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Needs a full makeover. Very bland food, reminds me of pub food, and the décor is 2nd rate. Service is inconsistent.

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Pitt Meadows, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Food, service, but the terribly cooked meal was despicable. Scallops tasteless, prime rib like shoeleather, baked potato sat all day and was dried out, yellow inside, veggies limp and non-descript. The meal was very pricy for the value and service we received. DO NOT GO THERE. You will be disappointed.

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Reeves, LA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Don't go expecting a thrilling experience and you'll be okay. It takes six hours to reverse so you probably won't see it change direction. The food at there is good, but nothing fantastic. The waitress is funny and very helpful.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a sight you would never see anywhere in the world..Simply amazing, if you are a real dare devil you can jump in the jet boat or zip line above the falls .

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