The Bay of Fundy is a 280 km long ocean bay located on the Atlantic (east) coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine. It sits between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine.
Bay of Fundy Tides
Many people travel to the Bay of Fundy to witness the Bay of Fundy Tides: The highest tides in the world. During each 12½ hour tide cycle, a billion tonnes of water flow in and out of this bay – that’s more than the flow of all the world’s freshwater rivers combined – making it one of the best places on earth to gather “green” tidal energy.
The diverse Bay of Fundy ecosystem has been compared in marine biodiversity to the Amazon Rainforest. It’s an absolutely essential site for bird, fish and marine mammal migrations, resulting in an abundance of activities for our nature loving visitors. Equally varied is the geological landscape encompassing the coastal areas of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Maine.
Bay of Fundy Whale Watching
The waters of the Bay of Fundy are visited by over 8 species of whales and an abundance of dolphins, porpoises, fish, seals, and seabirds. The Bay of Fundy provides an important “nursery”, where more than half of the world’s population of endangered North Atlantic Right whale raise their calves.
If you plan to see whales and dolphins during your visit it’s important to know that the Bay of Fundy whale watching season runs from June to October inclusive. Seeing these graceful whales and dolphins is truly spectacular and sure to be a highlight of your Bay of Fundy vacation!
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