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Introduction

Swallowtail Lighthouse

Swallowtail Lighthouse

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The Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world, rising over 50 ft (15m). The Bay of Fundy is a diverse ecosystem consisting of approximately 8 species of whale, porpoises, seabirds, seals and other marine animals. Whether it is a day of whale watching, ocean kayaking or a sometime spent on a beach. The Bay of Fundy can offer something to all nature lovers.

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Sights and Activities

  • Whale Watching - the Bay of Fundy is home to 8 types of Marine Mammals, including the rare North Atlantic right whale. A whale watching tour will provide an opportunity to see some of these.
  • The Hopewell Rocks - located 47 km west of Moncton, New Brunswick are gigantic sandstone sculpture that have been formed by the tide over the years. Some famous sculptures are the flowerpot or Lover's Arch.
Close encouter with a pilot whale, Nova Scotia

Close encouter with a pilot whale, Nova Scotia

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Weather

The weather is similar to other areas of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Maine. However, The Bay of Fundy is a large body of water that usually has a strong wind coming to shore. This makes the areas directly around and near The Bay of Fundy a little bit cooler than other areas. Even in summer it is advisable to bring a raincoat, sweater and long pants for any activities on The Bay of Fundy.

Caution

Whenever you are involved in any activity in The Bay of Fundy it is essential that you know the tide schedule and keep a close eye on the tides. In The Bay of Fundy the tide seems to come in and go out faster than other places. This can be disorienting for new visitors to the area. If you are not paying attention it is very easy to have your exit from the beach blocked by the incoming tide. This is an extremely dangerous situation that in the past has caused people to be evacuated or worse.

Grand Manan V Sunset

Grand Manan V Sunset

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Getting There

The Bay of Fundy is accessible from many parts of Nova Scotia, the southern part of New Brunswick and parts of Maine.

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