Difference between revisions of "Bay of Fundy"
Revision as of 18:55, 30 May 2011
The Bay of Fundy, the southern coast of New Brunswick, is famous for the highest tides in the world, as well as its seafood and historic coastal towns.
The tidal range You can read more about what influences the high tides in this area here .
Driving will present the best opportunity to visit widely spaced attractions, so most will arrive that way. A ride on the Trans-Canadian Highway through New Brunswick is not to be missed. You'll be happy to have seen attractions like the World's Largest Axe, the World's Longest Covered Bridge, and sunrise is gorgeous over the Saint John river valley. Don't miss Magnetic Hill on the outskirts of Moncton!
While most will probably get around by private automobile, there are other options. Regional public transit is available by Acadian Lines, and while the service is limited to most locations, it does offer an option. There is a ferry that takes both passenger and auto from Saint John to Digby, and this offers an interesting option to those who want to drive one way around the bay. Like most of Atlantic Canada, the region is relatively hilly, and bicycle lanes are still limited, but one can bicycle around the region. The flat upper region of the bay is especially suited to this, and in places one can follow the Trans Canada Trail.
There is a remarkable richness in both natural beauty and cultural and historical highlights in this region. A summary of 15 key attractions (interesting coastal towns, picturesque vistas, lighthouses, geological interests, etc.), arranged going from the USA border to Digby, NS is available here .
The area is of course well known for seafood, especially lobster, but you will also find other regional foods. The picturesque village of Alma, NB, on the east side of Fundy National Park, is a vibrant active lobster harbour, and boasts three different lobster shops. You can also dine at the hotel in town, and eat seafood while overlooking the harbour. Digby, on the Nova Scotia side of the bay, is known as the scallop capitol of the world. Fiddlehead greens are a delicacy in the spring, and in late winter maple foods are common especially in the upper half of the bay.