Located on the Bay of Fundy coast in south-eastern New Brunswick, Fundy National Park is the spot to experience the world’s highest tides, pristine forests, spectacular waterfalls, deluxe campgrounds, and a taste of Atlantic Canada culture.
Max out your summer fun at these Fundy National Park must-see and must-do spots...
For outdoor adventure…
· Fundy’s landscape offers bike trails that appeal to cyclists of every level, from flat forested trails for family outings to exciting ravines where you can challenge your friends. Pumptrack is the newest addition to an already impressive list of trails. It offers two challenging loops of 106 and 141 metres. Fun for novice as well as amateurs.
· Guided sea kayaking adventures are available just outside the park in the village of Alma, where you’ll get to experience the ever-changing Bay of Fundy.
· Rugged and remote, Third Vault Falls plunges 16 m (52 ft.) down a rocky ravine in its rush to join the Upper Salmon River. This is the largest waterfall in Fundy National Park and a perennial favourite destination amongst visitors. Laverty Falls and Dickson Falls are two other enchanting waterfalls in the park.
For some quality R&R…
· Enjoy some exhibits! Fundy National Park interpreters are often stationed throughout the park with fascinating Fundy facts and stories to share. Take a few minutes to stop by and discover your natural environment.
· Drop by the Visitor Reception Center to obtain your National Park fishing permit. Bennett Lake is open to brook trout fishing from May 20 to September 15. Wolfe Lake is open from June 6 to September 15.
· Enjoy the view from the iconic red Adirondack Chairs that are installed at some of the most picturesque locations in the park. They are identified on park map to help you navigate towards them!
For fun festivals…
· The Rising Tide Festival is held every year on the third weekend of August at the outdoor amphitheatre Fundy National Park. The 2018 line-up includes Christine Campbell, The Montgomery Street Band, Port Cities, Dave Carroll, Maggie Savoie, Alicia Toner, Joseph Edgar, Earle and Coffin, and Hillsburn. August 17-19.
· Join thousands of people across the country to celebrate our system of National Parks and National Historic sites on Parks Day. July 21.
· Celebrate New Brunswick’s Mi’gmaq culture during Fundy Mawew. Musical performances, dancing, and culturally inspired foods will be yours to enjoy! August 5.
For something delish…
· There is something extraordinary about being out on the deck outside the Alma Lobster Shop working your way through a freshly cooked lobster. Dip it in warm butter with homemade potato salad on the side. Yummy!
· Visitors travel from far and wide to enjoy the famous Sticky Buns at Kelly’s Bakeshop in Alma.
· Located in a repurposed old church building, enjoy local craft beer and rock to maritime music at the Holy Whale Brewery. The brewery will host a number of live events throughout the summer of 2018.
For family fun…
· Enjoy the Sounds of Summer Concert Series with your friends and family. There will be songs, stories, laughter, and a cheery blaze. Don’t forget to bring a mug for something warm!
· Stay overnight in a Yurt! Fundy’s yurts are a modernized version of the traditional yurt. They are cosy and warm with insulated walls and roof, and a propane stove. In the summer, the yurts are kept cool with windows, dome, and door openings providing cross ventilation.
· Go for a family paddle at Bennett Lake. Bennett Lake is one of the most iconic locations in the park. Rent a kayak or a canoe for an hour or two and explore! There are two beaver dams at the far end of the beach area.
For a bit of quirkiness…
· The park is at the heart of the Fundy Biosphere Reserve, which is celebrating the 10th year of its UNESCO designation. Explore the Biosphere by hiking to the 50 Amazing Places, 14 of which are located in the park.
For the best Instagram pics…
· Lean back in one of the big, red Adirondack chairs and take in the Bay of Fundy at the Butland Lookout.
· The view from the bluff by the park's headquarters is pretty awesome.
· Also known as a “kissing bridge,” the Point Wolfe Covered Bridge is always a great spot to snap a shot.
· Nothing beats the serene waters of Bennett Lake.
For places to stay…
From yurts to rustic cabins, backcountry camping to oTENTiks, there’s tons of ways to stay overnight while you're in the park. Find your perfect overnight spot here.