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“Big, Bold, Brown and Muddy”
Review of Hopewell Rocks

Hopewell Rocks
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$8.01*
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Hopewell Rocks Admission
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a place to get muddy and have fun! The hike to the stairs is pretty easy so I suggest walking. If your legs are a little older, buy a one way ticket back up the hill and walk down. Its not the walk that will get you, its the stairs to the ocean floor that will, and everyone has to walk that trail. The hourly guided tour up the shoreline is very good, tell you about the rocks, area, the falcons, and the Bay. Supervisor Kevin was great, the one hour tour took Two, and we enjoyed all of it.
Interesting only 12 miles away across the bay is Joggins fossil cliffs/ beach and yet theres no fossils on this side of the bay.

This is great for everyone, old and young. Well worth the $9 per adult to get in. The Interpretive Center is marginal at best. They could do a lot better here, but the ocean and flowerpots are the real show anyway.

Thank Segmead
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

We visited Hopewell rocks whilst on a travel agent trip to the area earlier this month. I was really impressed with the layout of the site and the content of the visitor centre. We had lunch at the visitor centre which was very nice and service was very quick. If you are visiting with small children there is an outdoor play area next to the visitor centre which i'm sure they would appreciate. Going down to the beach itself we took a nice walk through the woodland path down to the site which you then reach by a staircase. Once on the seabed you can get really close to the native flora and fauna of the area and even have a chance to climb up and through one of the rocks. Our guide was really informative and knowledgable and I thought the various videos that he showed us on the ipad whilst we were on the seabed gave us a good idea of the tidal differences as we were not able to come back at high tide.

Thank monkeychops181
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

What a fabulous place! The entry fee was $9 each and we had an enjoyable walk down to the shore. The rocks themselves are really very impressive and we walked as far as we could in each direction. We started talking to one of the guides and she was very informative and obviously very interested in the area. There is loads of space (if you go while the tide is quite well out) so it is quiet for walking about. They do have restrooms and a cafe near the shore, plus a shuttle from the visitor centre to the shore ($2 each way), and another cafe and a gift shop at the centre. All things considered, a very enjoyable visit! And I took loads of photos.

Thank Lucy A
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Absolutely incredible! To watch the tide go from around 45 feet to being able to walk the ocean floor is amazing! Beautiful park and the guides were fantastic! They take of everyone great. If you can't do the walk down, there are trams to take you down and back up for $2 each way...well worth it as climb backup hill is some work! There are quite a few stairs to get down to the floor, but if you just take your time you won't regret it. Beautiful memory! They post the tide times and your pass is good for 24 hours so you can see both tides. We were fortunate to get there around 12:30 pm and had plenty of time to watch the progress. By around 3:00 pm we were walking the ocean floor and watching it just keep receding. Wonderful trip!

Thank Karendeno979
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Reviewed September 25, 2013

Make sure you carry the tidal table for your visit and give yourselves at least of couple of hours to walk along the beach at low tide. The kids will like walking on the beach. Grown-ups will be amazed by the rock formation.

Thank Luther N
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