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

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Falls

Honestly it was a bit disappointing . it could have been made better so that one can appreciate the reverse direction of the water. There were many people there who were actually... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Westlock, Canada
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Westlock, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Honestly it was a bit disappointing . it could have been made better so that one can appreciate the reverse direction of the water. There were many people there who were actually looking for a falls. A little bit of description of the place and some audio guides will help people understand and appreciate the nature.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The Falls are a pretty neat thing to see but I mostly enjoyed the park and the view of the city. It wasn't anything real exciting,but it is pleasant and worth seeing if you've never been.

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Riverview, Canada
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17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The best view was from the restaurant, but when I took the kids, they were so disappointed. The pollution from Irving factory was surprising. The kids had more questions from the pollution than the changing direction of the tide. Unfortunately, that the two are in close proximity.

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Halifax, NS
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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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