Situated between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the Bay of Fundy, receives some of the highest tides in the world. At the far northern end, the variation of the low and the high tide of the Atlantic Ocean hitting the bay, can sometimes be up to 19 metres. With time, the coastline has been carved by the ocean into many interesting forms such as sea stacks, sandy beaches, concealed caves and natural sculpted coastlines. The top draws here are adventure sports, scenic viewpoints, antique lighthouses and hiking trails. If you are planning to visit some unique place, booking tickets for the Bay of Fundy is highly recommended.
Due to the high tides, the cliffs have been eroded to form interesting sea stacks near the shore. The best place to view these amazing sea stack formations is at Hopewell Cape, where the sea stacks, also known as the Hopewell Rocks are a hit amongst visitors both during the high and the low tides. During the low tides the visitors can freely walk on the floor of the ocean to observe the beautiful shapes carved by the waves. Many of the Hopewell Rocks have interesting shapes such as that of keyholes, gothic arches and animals. During the high tides the columns are not visible and you can only see the green tops of some of the “Flowerpot Rocks”.
St. Martins and the Fundy Trail Parkway
If you want to get some of the most amazing views of the coast along the Bay of Fundy, the Fundy Trail parkway is the best option. The beautiful coastal drive starts from ST. Martins, which is a modest shipbuilding town, and advances towards the northeast. After a while, you can see that the driving route presents some of the best views of wildlife, amazing cliffs, beautiful beaches and a Flowerpot Rock. It is a must-have experience for all the people who love long drives.
St. Stephen is an industrial town, situated on the edge of the bay and the St. Croix River. Established in the seventeenth century, the city developed quite late when some American loyalists made it their home. There is a bridge over the St. Croix River which will take you to Calais, at Maine, one of the U.S. states. The town prides itself as the “Chocolate Town of Canada’.