Province/Territory: New Brunswick

Experience the highest tides in the world

  • 280 km of shoreline make up the Bay of Fundy.
  • 300-year old Acadian seawall
  • 16m high tides - the highest in the world.

Come watch the ebb and flow as the Bay of Fundy fills and empties, displacing and replacing 100 billion tonnes of water and creating the highest tides in the world. Each year, more than 180,000 visitors from around the world travel to the Bay of Fundy, a UNESCO Biosphere, to watch, to walk the ocean floor at low tide, and to visit the fascinating multi-media Interpretive Centre. For a comprehensive introduction to the tides, the geology - including the stunning 'flowerpot' formations - the shorebird migration, the whales, and the local culture of Fundy, come and Walk the Ocean Floor.

Why you should visit
  • Get a comprehensive introduction to the tides, the geology, the shorebird migration, the whales and the local culture of Fundy at the fascinating multi-media Interpretive Centre.
  • Grab some good rubber boots and venture out onto the ocean floor at Hopewell Rocks to really see the bottom of the sea at low tide.
  • Meet friendly interpreters who’ll eagerly answer your questions and point out the most stunning features of the area as well as discuss the fascinating history of early settlers.
  • During July and August, be swept away by the sight of millions of shore birds congregating in the upper reaches of the Bay – a rest stop on their 4,000 km migration to South America.
  • If you're feeling adventurous, hop in a kayak at high tide to explore further.

Weather

  • The average temperatures in January-March range between -3°C and -6°C, while the average July-August temperatures range from 13°C and 19°C. Spring and fall temperatures from April-June and September-November range from 5°C to 15°C.
  • Discover local weather information. Research local weather patterns at Environment Canada's Canadian Climate Website.
Visitor information
  • Hopewell Rocks hours & admission prices.
  • The park is open from May-October and there is a park entry fee.
  • A 7 passenger shuttle service from the Interpretive Centre to the top of the stairs leading to the ocean floor is available.
  • Walking trails are stroller and wheelchair accessible.
  • Washrooms and a children's playground are available.
When to go
  • The park is open from May to October. July and August are warmest. Shorebirds are best viewed from mid-July to early September.
  • During the season, interpreters/guides are available and an onsite operators offers guided kayak tours.
  • Those wishing to do unguided kayaking must sign in at the Interpretive Centre.
Need to know
  • Walking on the ocean floor is a muddy activity so good rubber boots are a necessity.
  • Pets are welcome on leashes.
  • A gift shop offering Canadian and locally made goods is available in the Interpretive Centre.
  • Informative signage is available in the Interpretive Centre and on trails to explain the geological and natural wonders of the Bay of Fundy.
Getting Here