High Tides, High Adrenaline: The Bay of Fundy
One hundred and sixty billion tonnes! That’s how much water moves in and out of the Bay of Fundy twice per day. Home to the world’s highest tides, this marine wonder is the ultimate water-sport adventure playground.
Nowhere is the phenomenon more pronounced than at the Hopewell Rocks. These unique rock formations were carved by tidal erosion over thousands of years. In the morning, paddle a kayak around the same sandstone formations that only six hours later will tower 16 metres above your head as you scour the wet sand for rare stones and fossils. Relax on the sandy beaches, explore a network of walking trails, or enjoy a meal with panoramic views of the bay.
Animal lovers visiting the Bay of Fundy are treated to a dozen species of whales that inhabit or travel these waters. Take a whale watching boat tour or get up close and personal in a kayak. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, puffins, albatross, and heron. Seeing that fin break the surface and feeling the mist shot out of a whale’s blowhole are awe-inspiring experiences that a simple photograph won’t do justice. Some things just have to be experienced first-hand.
Breathe in the crisp, salty air as you harness-up and zipline along the bay at Cape Enrage. After your zipline, test your mettle as you abseil 42 metres down a cliff to the rocky ocean floor below.
After a day spent exploring the Bay of Fundy, feast on freshly-caught lobster in one of the towns. Sitting on the southern coast of New Brunswick, the Bay of Fundy is in close proximity to the capital city of Saint John, as well as a number of smaller waterfront towns. Rent a cliff-side cottage and get to know the friendly locals.
You can even stay on the bay, at one of three picturesque New Brunswick islands. Visit the heritage cottage at Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island, explore the rugged shoreline of Grand Manan, or camp along the beaches of Deer Island.