If there’s one unofficial rule about visiting New Brunswick, it’s that you can’t leave without seeing all things Fundy. Between the hiking opportunities at Fundy National Park and the astounding tides that reach up to four stories high at the Bay of Fundy, it’s without a doubt one of the most dynamic and picturesque landscapes in all of New Brunswick.
So how do you make sure you don’t miss anything? We’ve got a few ideas to help you get started.
Where to stay:
Fundy National Park may physically be one of Canada’s smallest parks, but that doesn’t mean you should overlook it. To guarantee you uncover every nook and cranny, swap a bed for a sleeping bag and devote a night to the great outdoors. In between your early morning and late night visits to catch the tides at the Bay of Fundy, you can explore the coastal hiking trails that overlook the bay and lead to several secret waterfalls. After a day full of exploring, settling down beside a campfire and listening to the woods come alive with wildlife will make you feel like you’ve found your own private oasis no else has ever seen before.
What to do:
With about six hours between high and low tides, Fundy National Park is where all of the excitement happens. Plan to hike and photograph Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park at low tide and then reserve a kayak to tour later in the day when the water rises. Use the time in between to rent a bike and discover the coastline along one of the many scenic trails.
Where to eat:
Seafood and wine lovers are in for a real treat when they visit this part of New Brunswick. Fresh lobster, crab, and mussels are yours for the picking, while wine pairings from local vintners are available at most restaurants. Before you leave, pick up a small package of New Brunswick’s favorite seafood snack called dulse as a souvenir. The edible seaweed is grown almost exclusively in Grand Manan, New Brunswick, but you might recognize it as the ruddy red seaweed often found along the northern areas of the Atlantic coast.