The Bay of Fundy, situated in eastern Canada, is famous for its high tides. The bay’s extended delta-like shape intensifies the tides making them rise all the more higher. Over the passage of time, the ocean has shaped a spectacular coastline of sandy beaches and hidden caves. You can indulge in a number of activities here, such as visiting heritage lighthouses, admiring scenic viewpoints and exploring hiking trails. Have a look at three of the top attractions in the Bay of Fundy.
Fundy Trail Parkway
The Fundy Trail Parkway is known to be one of the most popular viewing points along the Bay of Fundy. The trail starts along St. Martins, which is popular for shipbuilding, and moves towards the northeast. The route then covers a number of wildlife areas, cliffs, and beaches.
On the coast of the Bay, the tides have carved the cliffs and sculpted some beautiful yet curious stacks along the shore. Some of the most remarkable of these stacks are situated in the Hopewell Cape, which is a popular tourist attraction both at high and low tide. During the low tides, it’s a treat to walk on the ocean floor as one gets to see various amazing shapes resembling arches, animals and other shapes. These fantastic shapes are simply formed by the tides.
Grand Manan Island
Situated at the south-western part of the bay, Grand Manan Island is one of the most interactive yet tranquil places in the area. The island is inhabited by a very small population and the island is about 10 kilometres wide and 35 kilometres long. It is a popular site for whale-watching and observing other forms of wildlife, especially during summer. Various summer tours are also on offer. You can feast your eyes upon a number of avian species and various kinds of minerals along the Dark Harbour. The north-western part of the island was formed due to volcanic activities and is a treasure trove for precious crystals like agate, jasper and amethysts.