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EXPLORE THE BAY OF FUNDY
Host of the Highest Tides in the world and the greatest outdoor adventures!
A billion tons of water spills in and out of the Bay of Fundy twice a day, creating a land and seascape unlike any other. This natural phenomenon has also brought forth the world’s highest tides. Considered as the pulse of our planet, the tides are estimated to reaching heights of 54 feet! Discover many ideal locations offering you the chance to witness nature at its best. For an up close and personal experience, join in a tidal bore rafting excursion that will most certainly deliver an exhilarating rush. Feel the energy of the tidal bore and ride the rollercoaster of waves.
The powerful tides fuel, nurture and support one of the greatest ecosystems of the world. From the enormous amount of krill, squid and schools of young herring, to the world’s largest marine mammal – the whale – Fundy delivers the most promising location for whale watching. With a population of over 300 and ranging from eight different species, whale watching at the Bay of Fundy has become an increasingly popular daytime adventure. Hug the coastline in a converted fishing boat or get more intimate interaction with the whales in a zodiac vessel.
Discover the story of the Bay of Fundy tides and build your own
The land surrounding the water is a true testimony of what the tides bring and what they leave behind. As you set off to explore the natural beauty offered by the Bay of Fundy, appreciate the diversity of this land; from astonishing tidal bores to the art permanently engraved in the sea stacks. The Bay of Fundy delivers a diverse ecosystem and variety of wildlife unlike any other and of course, amazing opportunities for outdoor adventures.
For the nature enthusiast, set your sights on the collection of locations around the Bay which capture the essence of the East Coast’s avifauna. Mary’s Point delivers a fantastic bird watching experience which features Fundy’s sweetheart, the Sandpiper following the shoreline and feeding on mud shrimps. A whale watching tour gives you the chance to see over eight species of whales and a whale population exceeding 300! If you happen to be a true travel adventurist, meet the world-famous tidal bore head on! Experience the power of the tides as you go tidal bore rafting. Visit the National Parks available along the Fundy coasts and hike miles of rugged trails giving you a slower pace of seeing the sights yet still providing an element of challenge. However you decide to spend your days in Fundy, know that there is an adventurous journey waiting for travelers of any interest.
The tides at Fundy have also caused steady erosion over the years thus creating a paradise for geologists. Comb the beaches during low tide and uncover geological treasures such as fossils and zeolites. At the Fundy Geological Museum, satisfy the geologist spirit in you as you examine exhibits of an ancient world dominated by dinosaurs and beautiful mineral treasures such as amethyst and other semi-precious stones.
The Bay of Fundy offers an abundance of activities for travelers of many interests, see for yourself!
Bay of Fundy Recommended Experiences
Along the Bay of Fundy and throughout the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, you will find a number of Bay of Fundy Recommended Experiences. Recommended Experiences operators have earned this designation as a result of their commitment to environmentally friendly practices and to offering the highest quality Bay of Fundy products and services. Look for the Bay of Fundy Recommended Experiences logo while planning your trip. Visit www.bayoffundy.travel to learn more.