16:46 13 February 2012
The Bay of Fundy is a 280 km long ocean bay located on the Atlantic (east) coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine. It sits between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine.
Bay of Fundy Tides
Many people travel to the Bay of Fundy to witness the highest tides in the world. During each 12½ hour tide cycle, a billion tonnes of water flow in and out of this bay thats more than the flow of all the worlds freshwater rivers combined making it one of the best places on earth to gather green tidal energy.
The diverse Bay of Fundy ecosystem has been compared in marine biodiversity to the Amazon Rainforest. Its an absolutely essential site for bird, fish and marine mammal migrations, resulting in an abundance of activities for our nature loving visitors. Equally varied is the geological landscape encompassing the coastal areas of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine.
Bay of Fundy Whale Watching
The waters of the Bay of Fundy are visited by over 8 species of whales and an abundance of dolphins, porpoises, fish, seals, and seabirds. The Bay of Fundy provides an important nursery, where more than half of the worlds population of endangered North Atlantic Right whale raise their calves.
If you plan to see whales and dolphins during your visit its important to know that the Bay of Fundy whale watching season runs from June to October inclusive. Seeing these graceful whales and dolphins is truly spectacular and sure to be a highlight of your Bay of Fundy vacation!
History & Culture
Fundys culture and history are widely celebrated at numerous historic sites, museums, and interpretation centres.
All this is framed by breathtaking rock cliffs, eroded sandstone statues, dramatic mud flats and awesome marsh plateaus. The Bay of Fundy is known for its serene coastal views and national & provincialparks. Coastal hiking trails take you across dramatic cliffs that rise above Fundys waters or you could go sea kayaking for an equally dramatic view.
Explore miles of quiet, undisturbed beaches and watch rare birds stopping over on their migratory route to the south. The Bay of Fundy offers an abundance of activity for travellers of any interest.
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