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Address: 200 Bridge Road, Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada

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Underwhelming visit to the Reversing Falls

My girlfriend and I went here in early Spring and were underwhelmed by what we saw. We went at high tide, which was around 1:30pm that day. It was cold, but that didn't stop us... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Halifax, NS
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Halifax, NS
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

My girlfriend and I went here in early Spring and were underwhelmed by what we saw. We went at high tide, which was around 1:30pm that day. It was cold, but that didn't stop us from wanting to see this popular natural phenomenon. We're not even sure if the "reversing" actually happened... it looked the same 15 minutes before the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

went a long time ago, but remember it as a bit of fun on a jet boat, getting wet. Falls are from the very fast changing tide, it is a spectacle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Reversing Falls in Saint John New Brunswick is a cool trick of the extremely high tides in the Bay of Fundy. The Saint John river reverses its flow up the falls when it becomes high tide. There are several lookouts to watch the river run backwards. You must time your visit to coincide with the tide changing.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is amazing to see how much water moves in and out in this short space of time. The jet boat ride was a real rush but may no longer be in operation. You can see one tide time ...do other things in the city and return to see the difference.

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

During High or low tide an awesome site to see. Where the Bay of Fundy and Saint John River meet, you can stand on the bridge and look over the falls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Just to be clear there are no falls and the term reversing comes from the tide coming in and then back out. The power and speed of the falls is spectular

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Saint John NB
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Worth the 30 minute stop if you're in the area at the right time (when the tide is coming in). They actually call it the Reversing Rapids now as the "Reversing Falls" was misleading as they are "Rapids".

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Flemington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Pretty cool to see! Awesome natural phenomenon! Fun stop! You can go zip lining across or get into a jet boat. We didn't do either! Neat to see though.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

If you come to Saint John you must see the Reversing Falls where the Bay of Fundy tides collide with the Saint John River. Great view. You can zip line across it too. There is a restaurant that has been there forever.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

We visited the Bay of Fundy Reversing Rapids and Falls a couple of years ago on a cruise. (my review will say March of 2014 because that was as far back as the dates allowed, but I did want to provide a review). We were told this phenomenon occurs here and in one other place in the world, but I... More 

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