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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is St John's most unusual natural attraction, Reversing Falls Rapids, at Fallsview Park. This phenomenon is caused by the Bay of Funday's tide which rises 28 feet in the course of a day. When the tide is low the river empties into the bay....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank GordonW318
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took a cruise from Boston to Canada and stopped at St John, New Brunswick. Had a great time in St. John and Halifax. We definitely want to drive there next time and spend more time in each area.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank PegN1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe my expectations were out of line, but I really didn't see the fuss with this attraction. We visited as part of a cruise ship excursion, and while I love Saint John and think it's a beautiful city, I don't think I'd go out of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TravellinDaveHead
Reviewed 1 week ago

You must go twice to see the falls at low tide and what is pictured--high tide with the falls covered up. Check locally for the time of tides.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank reflective2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

St. John was a stop on our recent Canada/New England cruise, and, thanks to an enquiry by our concierge, we were fortunate to be at the Reversing Rapids during the change from high to low tide. We had lunch in the Reversing Falls restaurant overlooking...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Karl B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did a five day cruise out of NYC stopping at Halifax and St. John. After Halifax, St. John was a bit of a letdown. First- Hop on Hop off: Really glad I didn’t waste $150 to drive around this tiny town- however u better...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank aeroknut
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Hop on Hop off Bus, and it's well worth the ride. We rode the Bus finding other stops we wanted to make on our way back The Bus helped us conserve energy & time and it is a Beautiful site to see....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank rubywhipp
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped as part of a highlights tour of Saint John. Interesting to actually see the ripples in the water where the harbor water and the river meet, the tide change here is huge (we were here in early October).

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Shirley S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a series of rapids on St. John River. The water ran through a narrow gorge before entering Bay of Fundy. Check the time table for reversing fall time if you really want to wait for the scene on reversing falls because it was...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful outlook. Interesting phenomenon. Can walk from cruise pier, but it's an easy 4 miles on a paved trail along the river.

Date of experience: September 2019
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553tenar
July 23, 2019|
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Response from Nicole G | Property representative |
Yes. There is an area at the end of the street.
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Gregarious50
July 6, 2019|
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Response from PaulO620 | Reviewed this property |
You can search your phone browser for : Tide chart St. John NB It will give you the high and low tides.
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Shaluka P
August 12, 2018|
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Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
Exactly as Dan said.
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