Category: Saint John

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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Saint John – Visit a Museum and Ride a Jet Boat

The industrial engine of New Brunswick, Saint John, is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region including St. Martins and the Fundy Trail Parkway, the Kingston Peninsula and the towns in Kennebecasis Valley. But you should not miss walking around the downtown of the city itself. It has many fine, often steep streets lined with Victorian buildings all built after the Great Fire of 1877. In the centre of town is Market Square, a hub of activity where you can eat, shop and take in a variety of summer entertainment. The complex of restored commercial buildings on the waterfront […]

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Dulse … Yuck or Yum?

Ok So when in Rome do as the Romans they always say. Well when in Saint John, New Brunswick or anywhere along the Fundy Coast you may find it difficult to know what to do when it comes to dulse. First off what is dulse? It is basically dried seaweed. And people eat it. Now if that does not get your saliva glands moving what does? This particular species of seaweed is harvested from the sea floor during the low tides found along the Fundy Shore. These tides are the highest and conversely the lowest ocean tides in the world […]

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