Stretching for 270 kilometres along Canada’s east coast, New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy offers exceptional whale watching opportunities, eight species of whale congregate in its magnificent tidal waters.
The world’s highest tides occur here and the result is an extensive ecosystem supporting a rich variety of wildlife, with large numbers of seabirds and whales. Along with humpback, minke, and fin whales there is a chance to see rarities, the North Atlantic right whale and the harbour porpoise. Harbour, and grey seals can also be seen. The choice of how to view these majestic creatures is also plentiful, with options to join them in their natural playground by tall ship, catamaran, motorboat or Zodiac.
Birdwatchers will not be disappointed; the Bay of Fundy boasts an abundance of avian species – great, and sooty shearwaters, Atlantic puffins, bald eagles, osprey and sandpipers are often sighted. The Bay of Fundy National Park is home to more than 260 species of birds, as well as amphibians, reptiles and over 40 species of mammals.
Cliffs and coastline have been dramatically sculpted by the elements and the tides themselves are best experienced at The Hopewell Rocks, where you can explore the famous “flowerpot rocks” at low tide. Some of the last remaining coastal wilderness between Florida and Newfoundland can be explored by hiking or biking along the Fundy Trail, from where the tide’s progress can be witnessed amidst remarkable scenery and the chance to spot wildlife.
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