Ever wanted to witness the highest tides in the world? Whether it’s during low tide or high tide, the Bay of Fundy is truly a sight to behold, and the experience is certainly unforgettable.

Situated between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy fills and empties around a billion tonnes of water during each tide cycle – which is more than all of the world’s freshwater rivers combined!

Low tide

During low tide, visitors of the region can explore hidden coves and the famed “flowerpot” rocks at Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park – which almost completely disappear underwater during high tide.

These sandstone sea stacks are definitely one of the most distinctive (and not to mention photogenic) natural wonders in the world, as it took thousands of years for the ocean to carve them out. Oh, and they’re topped with greenery and fully-grown trees – which makes them all the more unique!

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During your walk along the ocean floor, you’ll be able to stand directly underneath these towering formations and explore the exposed, rocky coves.

High tide

During high tide, you’ll be able to paddle around the tops of the sea stack wonders.

Note that it takes just over six hours for high tide to transition to low tide – which means in one visit alone, you’ll be able to experience both – and all the natural wonders that come with them.

The height of the tides can range anywhere between 11 feet during low tide to 53 feet during high tide, depending on where you go check them out.

The Bay of Fundy can be accessed via train from almost any North American railway station via the connecting station in Montreal. Otherwise, the VIA Rail services the Maritime region.

So there you have it, explorers! If you’re looking for an iconic (and ancient) natural wonder to uncover right here in Canada, look no further than the Bay of Fundy.

Bay of Fundy 

Where: Between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia