Fundy National Park, established in 1948, is a 205.9 km2 / 79.49 mi2 park renowned for its high tides average of 9 meters / 29.52 feet. The park stretches along the Bay of Fundy for 13 km and extends inland, characterized by wooded hills and deep valleys that are home to tumbling streams. The park’s seaward edge features wave-pounded cliffs and cobble beaches. At low tide, visitors can find a variety of marine invertebrates such as barnacles, crabs, and other creatures among the rocks and seaweed. In late summer, migrating shorebirds can also be observed on the nearby tidal flats.
The park’s forests are home to diverse wildlife, including white-tailed deer, moose, raccoons, black bears, beavers, and bobcats. Although relatively recent immigrants to the park, Coyotes have also made it their home. Additionally, Marten, peregrine falcons, and Atlantic salmon, which were once residents of the park area, have been reintroduced.
Fundy National Park has a rich human history, with the early Irish and English settlers engaging in logging and shipbuilding in the 1800s. Today, the park offers visitors a variety of facilities to explore, including 4 vehicle-accessible campgrounds, cabins, and a small motel. Interpretive activities such as guided beach and forest walks are available, and the park boasts an extensive hiking trail system.
Did you know about Fundy National Park?
- Fundy National Park is known for having the highest tides in the world, with a difference between low and high tides of up to 16 meters / 52 feet.
- The park is home to over 25 species of mammals, including black bears, moose, and beavers.
- The park’s forest is also home to over 190 species of birds, including the endangered piping plover and the Acadian flycatcher.
- Fundy National Park is also home to a variety of plant life, including the rare and endangered Fundy vole, which can only be found in the park.
- The park offers a variety of recreational activities, including hiking, camping, swimming, and fishing.
- During the summer months, visitors can participate in guided walks and interpretive programs that Parks Canada offers.
- The park also has a campground with over 200 serviced and unserviced sites and several backcountry campsites.
- Fundy National Park also has a rich cultural history, with the park’s early settlers engaging in logging and shipbuilding in the 1800s.
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