Located in the Western Passage of the Passamaquoddy Bay, between Deer Island, NB and Eastport, ME, Old Sow is the largest natural whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world. From an aerial photograph taken in the late 90s, it is estimated that the diameter of Old Sow measures up to 76 meters or 250 feet. Read "The Largest Natural Whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere"
The second part of an article written by Paul Gaudet - an avid hiker, snowshoer and vice president of the Outdoor Enthusiasts Club of Moncton - in which he shares some of his suggestions on where to do some coastal hiking to find some relief from the heat and also from the bugs. Read "Beat the Heat and the Bugs with Coastal Hikes (Part 2)"
Fog, created by contrasting water and air temperatures, provides natural air conditioning on otherwise scorching days. Along the Fundy coast July and August are generally the warmest months, with an average temperature of approximately 20ºC or 68ºF. Read "Fog – Nature’s Air Conditioning"
When the inland summer temperatures soar, it is always nice to do hikes near cool coastal waters. In this article, Paul Gaudet - an avid hiker, snowshoer and vice president of the Outdoor Enthusiasts Club of Moncton - shares some of his suggestions on where to do some coastal hiking to find some relief from the heat and also from the bugs. Read "Beat the Heat and the Bugs with Coastal Hikes (Part 1)"
The communities, towns and cities that line the shores of the Bay of Fundy play host to many exciting festivals and events throughout the year. We've made a lineup of 12 excellent festivals and events from May to October that you don't want to miss. Read "12 Fundy Festivals & Events You Don’t Want To Miss!"
Somewhat of an acquired taste, dulse is an edible red seaweed that grows in intertidal zones in the North Atlantic and Northwest Pacific Oceans. Dulse picked off the coast of Grand Manan Island is said to be the best in the world, specifically that harvested in Dark Harbour. Read "The World’s Best Dulse"
Carved from Fundy’s sandstone sea cliffs over the course of years and years, the Flower Pot Rocks – otherwise referred to as sea stacks – showcase the vertical variance of the Bay’s great tides. Nicknamed the Flower Pot Rocks as... Read "Flower Pot Rocks"
An incredible phenomenon seen in very few parts of the world, tidal bores are formed as tidal waters flow into outgoing rivers. As the 100 billion tonnes of water rushes into the Bay of Fundy at high tide, there is only so much space and therefore the great tides actually reverse the flow of rivers that would typically flow into the Bay. Read "Tidal Bore Rafting: Travel Upriver on a 10 Feet Wave"
The Bay of Fundy is one of the richest marine habitats in the world and is therefore the summer feeding ground for many marine mammals, seabirds and saltwater invertebrates. When you take part in a whale watching adventure on the Bay of Fundy you can expect to see minke, fin- and humpback whales as well as the rarest large mammal on Earth – the North Atlantic Right Whale Read "Bay of Fundy Whale Watching"
Looking for a resort holiday with a new twist? The Bay of Fundy offers its guests a traditional resort holiday in a non-traditional atmosphere. In New Brunswick stay in Canada’s oldest seaside resort town, St. Andrews by-the-Sea, at The Algonquin Resort. In Digby, Nova Scotia, relaxing is made easy at The Pines Resort and in Maine discover the picturesque resort community of Bar Harbor. Read "Resorts"