Tag: Bay of Fundy

Have the Laws of Gravity been suspended?

Well you might think so with the name of the spectacular falls on the lower Saint John River in Saint John, New Brunswick.  Reversing Falls is a famous natural attraction that draws visitors from around the world.  Driven by the mighty tides of the Bay of Fundy the Saint John River is stopped in its tracks twice a day and is forced to run backwards up river creating a class three rapids or falls.  With the exception of the 20 minute “Slack Tide” when the river and the Bay are equal and calm for the rest of the day the […]

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Bay Of Fundy Fog … it’s a Good Thing!!

Well how can fog be a good thing? It can spoil a day at the beach. It can cause your hair to curl up like a brillo pad.  Yeah, well maybe it can but it can also be beautiful and soft and sometimes even warm.  First off I must explain the cause of our Fundy Fog.  The Bay of Fundy tides range from 25 to, in some areas, as much as 50 feet and are the highest recorded tides in the world.   The reasons for this are many and complex and I will save them for another article.  But needless […]

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Fundy Trail Parkway an Unforgettable Oceanside Experience

One of the greatest wonders among many that surround the Bay of Fundy is the Fundy Trail Parkway. It starts 10 km to the east of St Martins. Just follow the road after you have crossed the two covered bridges at the harbour in St Martins. The Fundy Trail Parkway gives access to the wilderness environment of the coast of the Bay of Fundy. Numerous lookouts along the way have been developed with the intention of providing the best views of the coastline. You will find that when you stop at any one of these it is impossible to avoid […]

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