Published June 2017
Share-worthy views (no filter needed) are only part of what makes a Bay of Fundy road trip so awesome. It’s also about the up-close experience of being amidst iconic natural wonders like The Hopewell Rocks.
Plan on adding them to your vacation must-do list? Here’s 5 things you can expect.
1. World’s Highest Tides
In other parts of the world, the average tidal range is 1 metre (3 feet) or less, but here the tides can reach a height of 14 metres (46 feet) - twice a day. These dramatic highs and lows have worked for thousands of years to sculpt The Hopewell Rocks. It’s kind of like nature’s artwork.
2. Weird Names
Some of the rocks have quirky nicknames like Lovers Arch, E.T., and Mother-in-Law. Tag your pics of them with #ExploreNB and let us know if you see the resemblance (or have nicknames of your own).
3. Wonders of Nature
“Whoa!” is a perfectly acceptable (and common) response to seeing the tides in action and standing in the presence of these huge rock formations. Check out this 360° view of what you can expect.
4. Wacky Facts
The tides travel between 1 and 2 1/2 vertical metres (4 and 8 ft.) per HOUR depending on lunar phases. Each tidal flow contains approximately 100 billion tonnes of water. That’s the equivalent of a four-storey building. Crazy, right?
5. Ways to Witness the Tides
Walk along the ocean floor and gaze up at the huge rocks as you stand in their shadows. Or kayak on top of the tides to meet the formations eye-to-eye. You’ll definitely want to do both to get the full experience.