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Fundy National Park is located along the southeast coast of New Brunswick, Canada.  The park covers an area of 80 square miles (207 sq km) making it one of Canada’s midsize national parks.

Most people think of the tidal shifts that the Bay of Fundy is known for when they imagine Fundy National Park.  However, the tidal shifts are only a smidgeon of the facets of nature that make Fundy so special.

Yes, the Bay of Fundy does have the greatest tidal shift in the world.  However, it has astounding rugged rocky coastlines that are incredibly picturesque.  There are over 25 waterfalls splattered across the 80 square miles that add to the serenity of the park.

There are multiple rivers flowing through the dense forest and rocky terrain which help account for the abundance of waterfalls located in the park. The abundance of rivers and valleys has established a number of bogs throughout the park.

The temperate forest is comprised of balsam fir, red maple, red spruce, white spruce, white birch, and yellow birch.  There are over 650 species of vegetation that enrich this New England-Acadian Forest ecoregion.

The ecosystem makes for remarkable habitats to support the wildlife of the park.  Visitors who are passionate about wildlife can have hopes of seeing beaver, black bear, chipmunk, coyote, rabbits, raccoon, or white-tailed deer.

Bird lovers can look to the skies in hopes or amongst the bogs in search of great blue heron, white-winged crossbills, and the stunning peregrine falcons.


The national park is so much more than a shift in tides.  The rugged coastline, dense forests, beautiful waterfalls, and more can all be highlights of the park.

Bay of Fundy

Goose Bay is located in the northwestern branch of the Bay of Fundy. The Bay of Fundy is renowned for having the greatest tidal shift differential in the world.

Visitors can walk on the sandy ocean floor during the low tide.  The same spot may be under 50 feet (15 m) of the ocean waters.  This change in tidal water levels is considered the highest tidal change in the world.

The Bay of Fundy is also home to the Hopewell Rocks, which is one of the most famous natural attractions associated with the tidal shift.

Hopewell Rocks

The Hopewell Rocks are not actually in the national park.  However, almost every person who visits the national park goes on to explore the Hopewell Rocks.

The Hopewell Rocks are almost synonymous with the Bay of Fundy and the world’s greatest tidal shift.  This natural attraction involves a self-directed walk along the ocean floor when the low tides occur.

The Hopewell Rocks are flowerpot rocks that decorate the ocean floor as the tides depart and becoming mostly submerged when the high tides return. They create a unique coastal landscape and most find the photogenic.

Fundy National Park Trails

There are 25 hiking trails making up over 62 miles (100 km) of trails that meander through Fundy National Park. The trails engage forests, plains, coastline, and of course the Bay of Fundy.

Fundy Highlights

  • Bay of Fundy
  • Hopewell Rocks

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