A great way to spend your day, and in some cases your evening, in and around New Brunswick is by exploring the Bay of Fundy through any of the many activities put on around the area. There are some incredible natural sights to see, amazing activities to enjoy on the water, and even some slick venues to visit in the province just across the bay.
Be it as the set up to an incredible night out or just a way to have fun during the day, the Bay of Fundy has everything that you could want to have a good time. Here are some of the top attractions on the beautiful bay.(Humpback Whale, Credit Pixabay) Credit: Pixabay
The Bay of Fundy is famous for its abundance of wildlife, which is why there are many whale watching and bird watching tours set up that venture out to the open water. In the Bay of Fundy, it’s very common for sightseers to spot minke whales, humpback whales, finback whales, and even North Atlantic right whales, which are currently classed as an endangered species.
Less sighted whales, but sighted nonetheless, are blue whales, killer whales, sperm whales, beluga whales, pilot whales, and sei whales. August is said to be the best month to go whale watching in the , but the season officially runs from June through to October.
Around the Bay of Fundy, you can tour many different bird watching hotspots. The highlights in the area include Machias Seal Island, Sackville Waterfowl Park, Amherst Point Migratory Bird Park, and, one of the most-loved stops for seeing shorebirds, Mary’s Point Bird Sanctuary.
If travelling around to find stunning birds and whales isn’t your thing, you can still explore the stunning scenery in and around the Bay of Fundy. Scuba diving is very popular, but a lot of people like to set out on some hiking to experience the full splendour of the surrounding area.
Coming across from New Brunswick, a big reason why some decide to cross the Bay of Fundy is to get across to Nova Scotia. Along the east coast of the province sits the AFN Entertainment Centre, while the Glooscap Gaming Centre is in the northern area, near the Minas Basin that connects to the Bay of Fundy. Also in Nova Scotia are Casino Nova Scotia and the Sipekne’katik Entertainment Centre.
For some adrenaline-pumping action on the water, seek out any of the sea kayaking, tidal bore rafting, mud sliding, or jet boat ride opportunities. Or, if you want a true challenge, take on the Reversing Falls. At low tide, white water kayakers love to take on the Reversing Falls to prove their skill and experience some almighty thrills.
Whether it’s experiencing the incredible natural world or going out thrill-seeking, the Bay of Fundy offers many ways for you to enjoy a unique and exciting day out.