Though small in area for a national park, Fundy National Park is hugh in regards to diversity, geology, experiences and service. It has long been a favourite for those who wish to explore Fundy’s unique ecosystems and experience the highest tides in the world. Whether you hike a coastal trail, walk on the ocean floor, explore wilderness beaches or just relax and watch the tides come and go there is something for everyone. Accommodation can range from luxurious in one of our local inns, or camping using the excellent facilities provided in the Park.
There is a place for you – whether it is a fully serviced lot or a back country site away from it all.
- Wolfe Lake – primitive, without showers
- Chignecto North – serviced with electricity, water, and sewer. Campfires allowed
- Headquarters – serviced with electricity, water, and sewer. Campfires not allowed.
- Point Wolfe – unserviced, with washroom building having toilets and showers
- Chignecto South – Group Camping – unserviced, with washroom building having toilets. Drinking water
- Back Country – numerous sites
Of the many hiking trails, this is just a selection. There are woodland trails, coastal trails, trails to waterfalls.
- Dickson Falls – easy – waterfalls and view
- Laverty Falls – moderate to difficult – woodland and waterfalls
- Third Vault Falls – moderate to difficult – another beautiful waterfalls
- Shiphaven – easy – Wonderful views of Point Wolfe inlet and wilderness beach
- Matthews Head – moderate – coastal views
- Coppermine – moderate – coastal views
- Caribou Plains – easy – wetland bog with interpretation
- Kinnie Brook – easy – woodland, nice walk in the spring
- Maple Grove – easy – woodland walk – particularly nice in the autumn
- Goose River – moderate to difficult – Beautiful inlet at the end.
- Fundy Circuit – a 45-kilometre network of seven linked hiking trails that takes you through river valleys, past lakes, along the coast and through beautiful forests. The trip takes between three and five days to complete.
The water of the Bay is cold but come July the hardy swim. The beaches are great for exploration and walking on the ocean floor.
Cannontown Beach Guardians
- Herring Cove – swimming and exploration, boulder climbing
- Point Wolfe – wilderness beach – exploration, wonderful views
- Alma Beach – exploration – some fossils
- Cannontown Beach – exploration, some fossils
There are several spectacualr water falls in the Park and the hike getting there is half the fun.
- Dickson Falls – the most popular shorter hike in the Park
- Laverty Falls – A more difficult hike but the falls at the end are worth it.
- Third Fault Falls – Similar hike as Laverty and a nice picnic area beneath the falls.
Views / Look-offs
Bring your camera – the views up and down the coastline and across the Bay are spectacular!
- Headquarters – great views across the Bay, especially at sunset with the sun shining on the distant cliffs.
- Herring Cove Observation Deck – views across the Bay
- Point Wolfe – a most scenic inlet whether the tide is in or out
- Lookoff on Route 114 – magnificent view of the Bay and coastline.
- Matthews Head Hiking Trail – coastal views
- Coppermine Hiking Trail – coastal views
Bird Watching : A number of trails and locations are excellent for early morning birders.
Alma Estuary: Great Blue Herons, belted kingfishers, cormorants, gulls
Matthews Head Hiking Trail: woodland and forest edges
Kinnie Brook: Woodland and stream
Other Services / Activities
Nine hole golf course – an excellent course ,
Heated salt water swimming pool – using salt water from the Bay of Fundy,
Tennis Courts and lawn bowling,
Interpretive Programs – provided by guides of Fundy National Park.
You can also enjoy:
- Beach walks,
- Night walks (bring a light!),
- Evening presentations & campfires , &
- Sea Kayaking – with FreshAir Adventure.