The Bay of Fundy is a great family vacation destination. An abundance of national and provincial parks for camping, hiking and picnics, an array of outdoor adventures including whale watching and tidal bore rafting, quirky attractions like Moncton’s Magnetic Hill or Saint John’s Reversing Rapids. Find plenty of opportunities to teach your children about Loyalist, Acadian and Mi’kmaq heritage and to instil in them an appreciation of nature and its wonders.
Traditional family attractions, such as those listed below, can also be found around the Bay of Fundy.
Crystal Palace – Moncton, NB
The Crystal Palace entertainment complex features an indoor roller coaster as well as dozens of rides and games. An great family alternative on a rainy day.
Fundy Discovery Aquarium. – St. Andrews, NB
The newly renovated Fundy Discovery Aquarium provides its visitors with an excellent opportunity to learn about the diverse life forms found in and around the Gulf of Maine and the Bay of Fundy Coastal region. Find fascinating displays of aquatic and marine life including an invertebrate touch pools, aquarium displays of freshwater and marine fish, terrariums of amphibians and reptiles and two harbour seals – Loki and Snorkel.
Just Play & Played Out Fun Centres – Saint John, NB
Saint John is home to two indoor play centres, excellent entertainment on rainy days and during the off-season for children 12 and under.
Magic Mountain – Moncton, NB
“Wet, wild and wonderful”, Magic Mountain is home to eight acres of attractions including a wave pool, lazy river and water slides including the Torpedo and the Kamikaze, a splash pad, mini golf and an arcade.
Magnetic Hill Zoo – Moncton, NB
Dedicated to raising public awareness of endangered species, the Magnetic Hill Zoo is a great place to visit with your family. Appreciate over 400 animals, including over 100 indigenous and exotic species, as you stroll through the 40 acres that make up the Magnetic Hill Zoo.
Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park – Shubenacadie, NS
Comprised of over 40-hectares of natural woodlands, Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park provides its visitors with the opportunity to stroll tree-shaded paths and view a variety of native birds and mammals as well as large picnic and playground facilities.
The Chocolate Museum – St. Stephen, NB
Located in what was once Ganong’s original candy factory just blocks from United States border in St. Stephen, NB – Canada’s Chocolate Town – is the Chocolate Museum. Learn the history of the Ganong family and experience the hands-on chocolate dipping exhibits, interactive computer displays and antique candy-making equipment.
Upper Clements Park – Annapolis Royal, NS
Spend some family time at Upper Clements Park in Annapolis Royal, NS. Great fun for the entire family. Over twenty rides and attractions, including such favorites as the Tree Topper Roller Coaster, Flume rides and the Fundy Splash Waterslide and live entertainment of musicians, dancers, buskers and magicians.
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