Published June 2018
Along the south-eastern edge of the Bay of Fundy you’ll find Albert County, where the natural wonder of the world’s highest tides, expansive beaches, towering cliffs, and Acadian forests meet vibrant history and adventure. So whether you’re looking to kick back and relax or are ready to unleash your inner explorer, this region’s got it all.
Max out your summer fun at these Albert County must-see and must-do spots...
For outdoor adventure…
· Fundy National Park, which is adjacent to the village of Alma, offers many activities for the outdoor enthusiast. The park has some of the best trails in Canada as recognized by various outdoor organizations. So whether you love hiking, biking, beachcombing, swimming, or golfing - it’s all waiting for you here.
· Just a short drive down the road you’ll find Cape Enrage where rappelling and zip-lining will add a little adrenaline rush to your vacation.
· Big, bold, and iconic: The Hopewell Rocks lets you walk on the ocean floor and also see the world’s highest tides in action.
For some quality R&R…
· The scenery in the upper Bay of Fundy is spectacular, with viewing sites, great picnic spots, beaches, boardwalks, and covered bridges.
· Find the sound of waves soothing? Then watch the rise and fall of the world’s highest tides.
· Several accommodations offer great views, like Cliffside Suites where you can relax as you sit on your deck or lawn enjoying the coastal vistas.
For a dash of entertainment...
· There are many events offered, especially within Fundy National Park.
· The Rising Tide Festival showcases Atlantic Canadian talent in Fundy National Park’s natural setting. At this family-friendly event, you can take part in activities like photography workshops, a songwriters’ circle, many music concerts, nature-based experiences, art workshops, and more. August 17-19.
· You are invited to the Molly Kool Kitchen Party, which is full of songs, stories, and dancing. Born and raised in the village of Alma, Molly Kool was North America’s first female sea captain. June - October.
· Watch the boats head out for the lobster fishing season at the Alma Lobster Fleet Launch in October.
For something delish…
· The village of Alma has several restaurants, a micro-brewery, coffee roasting, a cafe, and several take-outs.
· Head to An Octopus Garden Cafe for homemade pasta, local foods, and live music on weekends.
· Tipsy Tail Restaurant is the place to go for fresh seafood.
· The Holy Whale Brewery is housed in an old church with a fabulous decor and excellent brews.
· No trip to the region is complete without stopping for the world-famous sticky buns at Kelly’s Bake Shop.
For family fun…
· Take a walk on the ocean floor and discover the tiny ecosystems found in tide pools.
· See thousands of sandpipers take flight at Mary’s Point - it’s an experience like no other.
· Enjoy lobster...right on the beach!
For a bit of quirkiness…
· Check out the wall of prisoner graffiti art from 1845 in the old jail at the Albert County Museum.
· Take a boat out on Bennett Lake at dusk and you may see a moose come to drink on the shoreline.
· If you don’t see a real moose.... take your pic with the giant moose statue in the Village of Alma!
For the best Instagram pics…
· Watch the fishing boats come and go with the tides in Alma.
· The sunsets over the Caledonia Highlands will take your breath away.
· Enjoy the view from lookouts at Fundy National Park.
· Nothing beats the quaint appeal of the small fishing village of Alma.
For places to stay…
Whatever your vacation style, there’s a place to stay to match. Enjoy a modern spot with a view like Falcon Ridge Inn B&B, a full-service motel like the Hopewell Rocks Motel & Country Inn, or stay in the great outdoors at the Ponderosa Pines Campground. Find your perfect accommodation here.