Located in New Brunswick on Canada’s Atlantic Coast with 20 kilometres of dramatic shoreline along the Bay of Fundy, Fundy National Park is famous for having the world’s highest tides. Twice a day, up to 12 metres of water or more rush in and out, roughly equivalent to the height of a four-floor building. This is the chance for visitor to experience exceptional sightseeing and unforgettable kayaking, not to mention a unique chance to explore the sea floor at low tide.
And the park offers more than just dramatic tides. More than 100 kilometres of hiking and biking trails ribbon through 206 square kilometres of Acadian forest, leading to thundering waterfalls, freshwater lakes and scenic river valleys.
For all its wild charms, Fundy is also uniquely accessible and family friendly, with multiple well equipped campgrounds (some with comfy yurts and safari-style tents), a solar-heated saltwater swimming pool and even a nine-hole golf course on site.
Things to do
The world’s largest tides are Fundy’s claim to fame and the highlight of any visit. Hop in a kayak to paddle the surging waters at high tide or explore the fascinating mudflats left exposed at low tide. But don’t overlook Fundy’s other charms, like great hiking. Deluxe accommodations include comfy yurts and oTENTik tents. Meanwhile, annual festivals offer visitors a taste of Atlantic Canada’s music and culture.
Camp in style beside the world’s highest tides
At Fundy’s Headquarters campground, visitors can opt to camp in deluxe yurts or safari-style oTENTik tents, which offer a hassle-free, comfy alternative to traditional camping, plus great views of the Bay of Fundy.
Explore the ocean’s floor at low tide
Receding tides leave behind a vast intertidal zone at Fundy National Park. Explore these rich mud flats – home to a thriving ecosystem of crustaceans and barnacles – on your own or with a trained park naturalist.
Maritime music and culture at the Bay of Fundy
While Fundy National Park is best known for its tides, it also boasts impressive cultural credentials. Each summer, the park hosts a music series showcasing Maritime music, as well as a culinary and cultural festival.
Experience an authentic Atlantic Canada kitchen party at the historic Molly Kool home
Kitchen parties are an Atlantic Canada tradition and Fundy visitors can experience one for themselves in the childhood home of Canadian pioneer Molly Kool. The hour-long experience includes some local history and plenty of foot-stomping music.
Swim with the salmon for science
Join Parks Canada biologists as they track the populations of endangered inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon by conducting snorkel surveys. This unique, day-long expedition starts with a training session before participants get face-to-face with salmon in backcountry river pools.
While travelling through the park, especially at dusk and dawn, beware of deer and moose crossing the highway.
- Obey posted speed limit signs.
- Reduce speed on hills and around turns.
- Watch out for cyclists and pedestrians on the roadways.
Please drive with caution and enjoy your visit to the park.
Hiking And Backcountry Camping Safety – Be prepared!
Remember that you are responsible for your own safety and security!
- Trails – Stay on marked trails. Trails that are not marked are not maintained and natural hazards may be present increasing the risk of serious injury.
- In case of an emergency call 911. If you are in a remote area be prepared for the possibility that you may have to wait for help to arrive.
- Cell phone coverage is not available everywhere in the park. Pay phones are located at the visitor information centre.
- Be prepared – dress for the weather and be prepared for rapidly changing weather conditions. Check weather forecasts before venturing out.
Remember to always ensure you have a trip plan, appropriate training for your planned activities, and take the essential equipment.
Assume all surface water is unfit to drink unless first boiled for 10 minutes or adequately filtered.
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