Want to visit the Bay of Fundy, but aren’t sure if it’s the right place to travel with kids? Go ahead and bring ‘em along… they’re gonna love it.
From sandcastle competitions and whale-watching to tidal pools and ziplining, even the most preoccupied teen is going to put down the phone in favour of the real world.
The best part? You’ll never hear “Are we there yet?” because the entire journey is the destination.
Read on to learn about the top 10 stops for families travelling along the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick.
Click on the red map dots to see what’s in store.
Just 30 minutes from The Hopewell Rocks, this city is a great home-base for your Fundy vacation. A visit to Magnetic Hill Zoo is a must, and you don't want to miss Resurgo Place discovery museum or kid-favourite Magic Mountain Water Park, either.
If you’ve got the time in your schedule, make a side trip to this coastal town about 30 minutes from Moncton. It’s outside of the Fundy region, but the famous saltwater beach, educational boat cruises and “World’s Largest Lobster” make it a great stop for a family vacation.
While you’re there, splash into fun at Parlee Beach Provincial Park.
You’ve heard all about them, now it’s time to experience the famous “flowerpot rocks.” Check out the interpretive centre and giant whale tail or the outdoor playground before being whisked down to the ocean floor on a tram ride.
Visiting at meal time? Dine at High Tide and Low Tide Cafés or pack a picnic to take advantage of the site’s picnic areas.
This is also where you can see the highest tides in the world rise a whopping 4 storeys each day. To experience the true magnitude of the tides, return at high tide to kayak around The Hopewell Rocks.
Rappel, zip, climb, explore... or simply sit back, relax, and watch the kids entertain themselves. Not only is Cape Enrage a great spot to get out a little energy, it’s hand’s-down one of the most spectacular settings on the Atlantic seaboard.
Explorers have come here for centuries... Now you can follow in their footsteps with family adventures of your own.
And you definitely don’t want to leave without trying something tasty at Cape House Restaurant...
The great outdoors somehow seems even greater out here. From trails and beaches to golf and camping, this park is a gem waiting to be discovered.
Park experiences like Incredible, Edible Forest Walk are a great way to get in a little learning with all that fun...
Scavenger hunts? Check. Super-cool suspension bridge? Check. A reaaaally long beach that’s perfect for tag? You guessed it... check.
With 2,500 hectares of unspoiled coastal wilderness, plus lots of great programs and activities, The Fundy Trail is a must-stop on your family Fundy adventure.
Be sure to explore the St. Martins Sea Caves just a few kilometres from the park entrance.
This historic port city is full of entertaining adventure. From the Great Hall of Whales at the New Brunswick Museum to a billion years of stories at Stonehammer Geopark, curious little explorers will have the time of their lives.
If you’re here in mid-July, get a look at fire-breathers, acrobats and sword-swallowing contortionists during Buskers on the Bay Festival.
This is summer at its finest. Pitch your tent, roast some marshmallows and bask in the beauty of this seaside provincial park. With trails, family-friendly programs and even bug-eating plants, it’s never been more fun to get outside and play.
(Don’t forget to go in search of sea creatures in the park’s tidal pools. You never know what might pop up and say hello...)
Join in the fun at the park’s annual Sand Sculpture competition, one of the season’s hottest events with entrants from near and far. Think you can go for gold?
Saint Andrews is Canada’s resort town, and for good reason: There’s as much to do here for the kids as there is for mom and dad.
Calling all chocolate lovers! This is Canada’s Chocolate Town, where you can discover the wonder of chocolate with all of your senses.
Take a tasty tour at The Chocolate Museum, explore the area’s sweet history on a Heritage Chocolate Walk, or visit during the Chocolate Fest for - you guessed it - absolute chocolate indulgence (don’t say we didn’t warn you...)
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