Visit a New Brunswick National Park for the Highest Tides, Canada
One of two New Brunswick national parks, Fundy National Park offers hiking trails, campgrounds, bird watching, and the world’s highest tides in the Bay of Fundy.
Fundy National Park sits in the southwestern region of New Brunswick. Close to Moncton and Saint John and across the Bay of Fundy from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick’s first national park makes a convenient outdoor destination.
Park activities can include camping either in the backcountry or at developed campgrounds, bird watching for the re-introduced Peregrine falcon or shoreline plovers, and hiking along beaches or woodland trails.
Fundy National Park Activities
From the park headquarters near Alma, NB, Point Wolfe Road cuts along the coast towards Point Wolfe where coastal hiking trails, a nine-hole golf course, heated swimming pool, and a covered bridge count amongst the attractions. The world’s highest tides make this coastal portion of the park fun to explore.
Taking Highway 114 through the heartland of the park leads to campgrounds and woodland trails as well as opportunities for lake swimming, picnics, and fishing (with permit), at Bennett Lake. The area also offers canoe and kayak rentals.
Close to Alma, NB lie the park headquarters. Camping and hiking trails abound, but so does bird watching at the beaches near Alma where semipalmated plovers and sandpipers can be seen flitting across the sands.
Visitors can camp at various locations throughout the park, such as the campgrounds at:
Chignecto North: Fundy National Park camping during summer
Park headquarters: camping during summer
Point Wolfe: camping during summer
There is also camping in the backcountry year-round.
Fundy National Park Trails
More than 100 km (60 miles) of hiking trails lace this New Brunswick national park, established in 1948. The longest of these park trails is the Fundy Circuit – a 45-km (28-mile) trail looping the park. Shorter trails near the Bay of Fundy include a coastal route from the park headquarters to Point Wolfe and the Coppermine trail.
Inland, trails are numerous near Bennett Lake and the wedge of land between the park headquarters and Highway 114.
Bay of Fundy Attractions
Within a day trip from this New Brunswick park visitors can reach the popular views and activities at Cape Enrage as well as the spectacular tidal erosion at Hopewell Rocks. Along the entire stretch of the Fundy Coastal Drive, the Bay of Fundy tides – the world’s highest tides – feature as the main attraction. A visit to Fundy National Park is no exception.
Visiting Fundy National Park
Summer offers the most reliable weather to visit Fundy National Park but it is also the busiest time. Campgrounds are open in the late spring and early fall, both of which are interesting times to visit for foliage and bird watching. Stopping for no season, the tides are spectacular year-round at this favorite New Brunswick national park.
Contact the park at (506) 887-6000.