Bay Of Fundy
Bay Of Fundy
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Magnificent eco-system encompasses natural beauty, dramatic seascapes, abundance of marine life and, on its eastern end, the highest tides in the world.
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Lorraine C
Auckland Central, New Zealand948 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
What an amazing part of the world. So interesting that because of the geography the tides can change so dramatically. Apart from the tides the place itself is really beautiful and well worth the visit. Its great to walk on the seabed, very assesable, would recommend you do a tour and learn all about the place.
Written September 23, 2020
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LouP
Orford, Canada149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Well... it is a must-see if you are travelling in Nova Scotia and/or New-Brunswick! We recommend to time an activity where you can see and enjoy the low tide AND the high tide (so plan ahead and spend time there). The real show is seeing the tide difference and walk the ocean floor.
Written October 10, 2023
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geffsta
Upland, CA25 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
While the Bay of Fundy is supposed to change as much as 50 feet, I didn't get to see it happen. First of all, it was a rainy and windy day. Then you would have to stay there for several hours to experience the changing of the tides. We could see the rapid current as the tide was coming in but overall, it was not as exciting as we had hoped.
Written February 2, 2020
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada4,536 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Yes, this is a body of water like very few others. The amount of water that flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy in a day is equal to all of the water pumped into all of the oceans by all of the rivers of the earth. Really. It is home to the highest tides in the world, the magnificence of Hopewell Rocks, the rare natural phenomenon of tidal bores on rivers emptying into the Bay. In Moncton a man was surfing the tidal bore or you can walk on dykes built by the Acadians. Then there are the Cliffs of Fundy, the wonderful beaches interspersed along its banks and of course the Fundy National Park
Written August 30, 2021
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John30242
Arlington, VA2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bay of Fundy is really beautiful. We took a short cruise up the east coast with a family of 5, ages 17, 19, 25, and well, two parents. The cruise provided very little information on the city of St. John itself (there were no maps or travel brochures) and instead gave us print out of the companies they had ties with that they wanted you to use for the tours. There were a few different hop on hop off tours that took you to different loops and to different sites; we considered this option, since we wanted something active, but not too strenuous. We also looked at the really expensive excursions to the bay of fundy and strongly considered these. However, the excursions seemed to offer too little (either the bay of fundy OR the reversing falls OR the lighthouse tour) and the bus, well, its bus, so there is a lot of waiting involved at bus stations. Then we found the greatest solution EVER! And the cruise had never even told us about this option...a real shame, since it was the perfect combination of everything we wanted. A cab tour! The bus would have cost $40 per person, which adds up with five of us, and the personalized cab tour was only $50 per for all of us. Yes, the hop on hop off is all day, but it takes you ALL day to see things, because you are waiting for the bus. Not only did this financially seem like a much better deal, but we stayed at each individual site as long, or as short a time as we wanted and weren't tied to a bus schedule. How driver, Saeed was AMAZING! He was with University Cab Inc (506) 639-8665). The best part was that we actually got to see everything we wanted to see; the bay of fundy AND the caves AND the light houses AND the reversing falls (the list goes on). Back at the room, we reviewed the excursions again and determined that we actually to 2 full excursions (mind you one of which would have been close to $100 per person). I hope everyone seriously considers the cab tour and gives Saeed a call. This was the perfect way to see as much as possible with a family!
Written July 15, 2010
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livmass
Salem, MA139 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bay of Fundy is breathtaking. You should certainly spend some time hiking at the national park; they have trails of all levels and the views are just amazing. You should also see Hopewell Rocks, although we were not as impressed by this location as in the national park. It is somewhat expensive to enter just to see the formations. When the tide is out, you can't really walk very much on the floor because of all the thick mud. You should take Rt. 915 from the national park to Hopewell Rocks to see the amazing scenery. A stop by Cape Enrage Lighthouse is a must, as is stopping by the beach below it. The lighthouse provides an excellent view of the Bay in all directions and of Nova Scotia. If you go to Hopewell Rocks, you should stop by the Albert County Musuem which is just past it. This little musuem has some amazing collections and a very interesting history.
Written July 22, 2007
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Maurene_K
Dover, NH11,877 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Solo
The Bay of Fundy lies at the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, and a small portion touches the State of Maine.

It is noted for its dramatic tidal range. Up in Leaf Basin, it’s about 55 feet. In the Lubec, ME area, it’s about 23 feet.

Mi'kmaq lore says that the tides here are caused by a colossal whale splashing in the water. Modern-day oceanographers say that the range is due to tidal resonance that results from a concurrence of timing during which the time it takes a large wave to go from the mouth of the bay to the inner shore and back is virtually identical to the amount of time from one high tide to the next.

The tides here are semidiurnal; there are two high tides and two low tides daily. Each tide lasts about 12.4 hours.

The Bay of Fundy flows in and out of the Gulf of Maine. The boundary is at Grand Manan Island, NB which is off the Maine coast from Cutler north to Lubec near Campobello Island, NB.

There are over a dozen rivers that flow into the bay. There are sub-basins. The best-known I the US is Passamaquoddy Bay.

During a trip to Northern Maine and Canada, I had several visits to the shoreline of the Bay of Fundy and rivers affected by it. One place to observe the dramatic rise and fall of the tides on Campobello Island is at the beach in Herring Cove Provincial Park. The tide was at half tide going out when I went there. The downward slope of the beach was an indicator of the depth of the bay.

Places to observe the difference along the St. Croix River in Lubec are at Stockford Park, Quoddy Head State Par, West Quoddy Head Lighthouse, and the waterfront area near Frank’s Dockside Restaurant. Tidal current in this area runs 3 to 5 knots.

I found the shoreline to be even rockier than at Maine’s Bold Coast. The rock formations are very craggy.

Viewing the coastline is a must when traveling to Northern Maine and Canada’s Maritimes.

I highly recommend visiting the Bay of Fundy.

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Written July 24, 2016
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Cruiser1538
Burlington, Ontario1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed the scenic view travelling along the Bay of Fundy. I would recommend to anyone to get off the highway and take this route. It was so beautiful and very interesting little towns / fishing village's. We stopped and took a ferry to a town called Tiverton where we had booked our whale watching enventure we saw a lot of whales and enjoyed the trip and the people we met a long the way. One of the best vacations I ever had. !!
Written October 20, 2003
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MohamedQ
Ozone Park, NY14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2011 • Friends
Visit the famous Reversing Falls Rapids, where the highest tides in the world battle the St. John River and force it to flow backwards twice daily.
- Explore St. Martins, a traditional fishing village on the shores of the Bay of Fundy.
- Stroll along a rugged Bay of Fundy Beach and see the Sea Caves in St. Martins.
- Experience coastal scenery while travelling along the Bay of Fundy Shoreline.
- Photograph charming Covered Bridges.
- Explore the Vibrant Saint John City Market and chat with the local vendors.
- Visit the interactive and dynamic New Brunswick Museum, where you can explore all things New Brunswick from local art to the Hall of Great Whales.
- See the site of Moosehead Brewery, the oldest independent brewery in Canada.
- Hear about Saint John’s rich military history as your tour takes you past key sites such as the Carleton Martello Tower and Fort Howe.
Written August 24, 2011
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annettelaurie
Plymouth, UK2,028 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Couples
This is for the tour bus and their guides who took us on a 6.5 hour trip around St.Johns and the Bay of Fundy. It was pricey but well worth every penny. We had some fantastic scenery, stopping first at the Carleton Martello Tower, then at the reversing river rapids visited St.Martins and The Caves restaurant, went back to see the river now reversing, saw and photographed Bald Eagles flying above us, and finished the trip at O'Leary's Irish bar near the port. Her commentary was brilliant and she knew her history and she was just great. Thank you for everything Brenda, we learnt a lot that day.
Written December 11, 2014
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