Exploring the Bay of Fundy

Splitting the Maritime Provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the Bay of Fundy is 170 miles of craggy cliffs, thundering waves, and ecological wonders.

The Bay of Fundy=hopewell rocks

Mi’kmaq legend says that the Bay of Fundy was formed when Glooscap (the Creator) decided to take a bath and commanded Beaver to build a dam. Whale was angered when the flowing water came to a stop, so Glooscap, not wanting to annoy Whale, instructed Beaver to break the dam. But Whale was impatient and used his tail to splash the water out, creating giant tides that continue to this day.

Cliff Erosion

Water levels rise and fall by as much as 48 feet every day – when 100 billion tons of seawater swallow the shore – pawing away at the contours of the land.

Hopewell Rocks

  • Wear old shoes if you intend to walk on the ocean floor and around the boulders when the tide is out because it is thick mud, NOT sand. Hence the reason many call this the “Chocolate Sea.”

Mud at the Bay of Fundy

It will cost you $9 dollars per adult, plus tax, for entry to see these rocks. The pass will also allow you two consecutive days entry. On site you can expect a museum, a gift shop, and cafe.

Hopewell Rocks

Critical Advice

Wear old shoes because of the thick ocean floor mud.

Arrive early to walk on the ocean floor and return the following evening to see the crashing tide.