The Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world, rising an incredible 48 feet - equivalent to a 4 storey building! Astonishingly beautiful, the Bay of Fundy has been designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and offers a wide variety of unique and unforgettable experiences to explore this marine wonder of the world. It is the shape and dimensions of the Bay of Fundy that are responsible for this exclusive phenomenon. The water actually piles up in the Bay as the shore grows narrower, and the Bay of Fundy’s funnel shape squeezes the water, forcing it higher and higher, as the sun and moon pull the ocean water.
In New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, you can walk on the ocean floor, explore magnificent coastline, and wander into caves carved by the tides. In Saint John, it can be seen at the Reversing Falls, where the force of the Bay of Fundy tides push on the St. John River as they rise and cause the river to reverse direction and flow backwards. Two high and two low tides are visible each 24 hour period. Time between a high and low tide is on average, 6 hours and 13 minutes. You can expect to see at least one high and one low during daylight hours. High and low tide times move ahead about one hour daily, and the tide times vary slightly for different locations around the Bay of Fundy.