Hopewell Rocks
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The Hopewell Rocks is located along the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world. It offers a unique natural experience of both high and low tides. Enjoy the multi-media exhibit in the Interpretive Centre, scenic walking trails and lookouts. Make sure you take the time to experience our guided tour and a warm meal. Entrance passes valid for two consecutive days.
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Gord D
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Sep 2021
The walk down to the beach area was a good warm up for the more challenging walking on the actual ocean floor. I would definitely recommend wearing hiking shoes/boots or rubber boots. That's because the ocean floor is very uneven and even with hiking boots on it was uncomfortable on your feet. I would not recommend wearing flip flops/sandals or running shoes that you don't want to get dirty. There is a station at the top of the stairs with several hoses so you can rinse off after your walk. We went once when it was high tide and later that day at low tide so it took the better part of a day to complete our visit. Your ticket allows you to go back the next day so that is another option instead of spending the whole day there. We were hungry by the end of the day and had burgers at the restaurant which were good. The restaurant looks out over the ocean so it's a nice place to spend a bit of time before or after your walk.
Written September 4, 2021
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Luanne M
Zurich, Canada212 contributions
Sep 2022
Lucked out to be at Hopewell Rocks at low tide. Just amazing BUT wear good solid shoes or boots that you don't mind them getting REALLY DIRTY but so worth it. We walked down to the rocks but then paid $2 to ride back up to the top - well worth it.
Make sure you go behind the restaurant to see the views from there and the gift shop is top notch. Lots of local crafts that are pieces of art to the normal junk and kid stuff you can buy anywhere. Washrooms very clean and accessible.
Written September 21, 2022
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Heather B
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Canada424 contributions
Aug 2021
Worthwhile to make the trip there early enough in the day so that you can see high tide & low tide all in one day. There's plenty of walking trails in the area and things to see on site that you can easily spend a few hours waiting for the tide to come in.

The restaurant on site had no vegetarian options when we visited, so come prepared with food if you have dietary restrictions.
Written July 28, 2022
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Bryon P
Toronto, Canada138 contributions
Sep 2021
This was on Bucket List to View Low Tide and walk on the ocean Floor. See the Amazing Scenery. $12. for a senior and $14 for an adult. You can purchase tokens to take you from the main entrance to the Boardwalk to go on the Ocean Floor. Return Trip is $4.00 per adult. Down hill walk might not be bad but uphill all the way coming back . Well worth the $4.00. Take pictures of Lovers Rock, Guide on the Beach to assist you and offers free tour. It has a child play area near entrance as well as offers a gift shop and a Restaurant with patio overlooking Bay.
Written September 29, 2021
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janellemac
44 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
My husband and I visited Hopewell Rocks at high tide and low tide. Our ticket allowed for multiple entries into the park, which was nice, however we did find admission a bit pricey in comparison with national parks, historical sites, etc. We did not have time for kayaking during high tide but I think it would have been a great experience. Walking on the ocean floor during low tide was amazing, and we had lots of opportunities for taking photos! The park has cart services for a fee that makes getting around the park more accessible but there are a lot of stairs at the end, I'm not sure I would recommend visiting for someone with mobility issues. Overall it was a unique experience and we enjoyed it.
Written August 26, 2020
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Laurence_Brussels
Montreal, Canada404 contributions
Aug 2021
Impressive rocks, but it was too crowded to fully enjoy it. You have to wait to take good pictures without dozens of people as the area to circulate is not vast even at almost low tide. It's very muddy so people with regular shoes will concentrate on the driest spots.
Don't take the shuttle unless you have problems walking, otherwise, 2$ each way for a short distance is a steep price. That being said, 14$ for adults is also a steep price when comparing this to other NP's.
Written September 3, 2021
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dkbaker
Dunnville, Ontario139 contributions
Sep 2021
We went at low tide in the late afternoon and took many photos. Be certain to wear rubber boots or some footwear that you don't mind getting muddy. If you want to walk right down to the waterline at low tide to look for critters, you will be walking thru mud that is 3-5 inches deep. The following morning we returned to see the same site at high tide. Just amazing. You will never see anything like this anywhere in the world. Friendly staff. 15 minute walk from parking lot to the Rocks but there is a shuttle which costs $4 roundtrip. However the shuttle is free if you or your partner have trouble walking.
Written September 18, 2021
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Mindy C
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Sep 2021
this place is amazing! watching the tides is breath taking and the flower pot rocks are beautiful. the workers are also amazing, they are friendly and have great knowledge. i spoke with one of their guides for the better part of an hour he told me all about the park and things to do in the area. I can't remember his name but he had a great beard and a tattoo on his arm. i will definitely be returning to the area to visit :D
Written September 14, 2021
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Michelle H
Harwich, UK339 contributions
Sep 2019
This was high on our list of things to do on our trip to eastern Canada and it didn't disappoint. We arrived late in the day so our time was limited but it was still very worthwhile. The rocks are a short walk from the car park, or alternatively you can catch the road train for a small fee. There is a staircase from the top of the cliff down to the beach where you can walk around the rocks.
Written March 1, 2020
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Karin L
3 contributions
Sep 2021
Was really looking forward to seeing Hopewell Rocks at both high tide and low tide. Went September 19, 2021 around noon for high tide. Great experience and lovely park officials that were very helpful.
Returned at 5:30 PM for low tide. The Park was all locked up. It had closed at 5 PM. I had researched all a few weeks before our vacation. On the morning we bought our passes, we talked to the person in the booth about wanting to come back for low tide. They did not tell us that one week earlier the park closing time had changed to 5 PM. We did not think to check the website about a change in closing time. We were not the only ones that afternoon. There were dozens of us that had come back to see Hopewell Rocks at low tide.
The booth person did not tell us that the park closing time was now 5 PM nor were there any signs except the times for high tide and low tide on that day.
We were very disappointed. With the recent change in closing time, the staff should have told each person buying a ticket. At the very least a sign stating the new closing time should have been posted.

I feel bad posting this review. The Hopewell Rocks are great to see. The experience and the park rangers were excellent and the grounds well marked and kept clean. I just suggest that the powers that be take appropriate steps to ensure this does not happen in future years. Please make sure the information is posted on the site.
Written September 28, 2021
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