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Fundy Coastal Drive, New Brunswick


One of the Marine Wonders of World

On par with the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, the phenomenal Bay of Fundy is an infinite sanctuary filled with all kinds of rare creatures, amazing seascape and geological wonders, where more kinds of whales are seen more often than anywhere else, where the tides are the highest in the world? and where ripple marks from ancient beaches are concealed in prehistoric cliffs. And your ticket to this incredible adventure I the breathtaking Fundy Coastal Drive, delivering you to the edge of One of the Marine Wonders of the World.

The seaside resort town of St. Andrews By-The-Sea is sure to be a hit with its picture-perfect main street decked out with fine shops, inns and restaurants.

Don't Miss the Fundy Isles

A Bay of Fundy vacation is not complete without a visit to the beautiful Fundy Isles. Grand Manan promises extraordinary adventures such as the exhilarating thrill of whale-watching. The incredible tidal currents of the Bay of Fundy create unlimited adventure on Deer Island. See the Old Sow, the largest whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. Campobello Island is home to the Roosevelt Campobello International Park, which was established in 1964 as a memorial to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

Canada's Oldest Incorporated City

In Saint John, the Fundy City, be sure to take in the celebrations of Festival-by-the Sea or a walking tour of historic downtown. Don't miss the whale gallery at the New Brunswick Museum or the Old City Market with its roof that resembles that inverted hull of a ship. At the Reversing Falls, the powerful Bay of Fundy tides actually case the Saint John River to reverse its flow.

Experience our Coastal Beauty

Tucked in between Saint John and Fundy National Park is St. Martins, boasting its impressive Fundy Trail, 11 kilometers of spectacular roadway and 16 kilometers of walking, hiking and biking trails. Be sure to stop at the many lookouts along the way to truly experience the beauty of this rugged coastline.

Fundy National Park, snuggled into the coastline of the bay, is a hiker's paradise with nearly 125 kilometers of coastal trails.

Phenomenal Hopewell Rocks

At the amazing Hopewell Rocks, you'll see how the powerful Bay of Fundy tides have literally carved nearby cliffs into gigantic flowerpots. At low tide, you can walk on the ocean floor. At high tide, just six hours later, these massive sandstone rocks are more awe-inspiring as you paddle amongst them in a sea kayak.

In Moncton, the cosmopolitan center for French culture, you'll find lots of fun-filled family adventures including Magic Mountain Water Theme Park, Crystal Palace Amusement Park and mystical Magnetic Hill. The city's Festival international du cinema francophone en Acadie showcases French cinema, directors and actors from all over the world. Continue on to Sackville where you'll see waterfowl and other wildlife at the fragile marshlands of the Sackville Waterfowl Park.

You'll find hidden treasures all along this coastal drive. On Grand Manan Island, colorful handmade sweaters, inspired by the Bay of Fundy's whales and puffins, can be found. A side trip to Albert Country is a crafter's delight, especially if you're here in mid-summer for the Quilt Fair and Sale - here quilts are sewn the old-fashioned way, using looms and the tiniest of stitches. Along this drive, you'll also want to look for blown glass and pottery.

With one hundred billion tons of seawater roaring in and out of the bay twice daily, you just know you're in for a seafood feast that's simply out of this world. Haul in your own lobster and learn how to prepare and eat it. Enjoy a plate of mussels lightly brushed with butter and served with a pint of locally-brewed refreshment. Dig for clams and then settle in for a Maritime clambake on the beach. Try dulse, our world-famous tasty, purple seaweed, dried to make a crunch snack. Load up on smoked salmon products, prepared and packed to take back home.
It's a wonder-filled world out here, so take your time to enjoy the thousands of natural surprises and hidden treasures tucked into the marshlands, mud flats and cliffsides of the Fundy Coastal Drive.

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