Tide watching at the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick

On of the best places to see the tides is near the Fundy National Park in New Brunswick. A perfect base location for a visit is Alma at the entrance of the National Park, about 1 1/2 hour away from the closest airport in Moncton. Alma is a little fishing village, but offers enough accommodations for travelers.


We found a wonderful small hotel overlooking the Bay of Fundy. Imagine to sit there with a coffee in the morning or a glass of vine in the evening and watch the tides rolling in or out. Plus we could see a lovely scenerie of rolling hills at the National Park.

Not far away from Alma you can visit one of the most impressive landmarks in Canada, the Hopewell Rocks. During low tide you can walk on the floor of the ocean and see the rock formations



During low tide it is possible to walk for kilometers on the ocean floor.The tides can here be upto 16 meters and belongs to the largest tides in the world. But always watch the tide calender ahead of time. Your stay will be effected by the tides since you have to schedule your visits ahead of the time in order to access the ocean at the right time.

wpid-img_6006.jpgOne of the most impressive features at the Bay of Fundy are the photo opportunities during low tides.

wpid-img_5931.jpgYou can experience this in almost every town on the coast line.

North of the Fundy National Park is the Fundy Trail located. Here you will have the chance to walk down into long and wide beaches which are surrounded by cliffs

wpid-img_6084.jpgDespite the fact that the Park is compares to other national Parks very small, there are enough possibilities to find enough to do and see in 3 days. We were surprised about the beauty of this area. Enjoy!


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