Bay of Fundy UNESCO
In November of 2007, The Bay of Fundy
was designated as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.
The 4487 sq Km reserve includes the forested coast and tidal shore
of New Brunswick's upper Bay of Fundy, stretching from St. Martins
to the Tantramar Marsh near the Nova Scotia border.
The Fundy Trail Parkway
The Fundy Trail Parkway offer
visitors an unparalleled opportunity to hike, bike or drive along
one of the last remaining undeveloped stretches of the Bay of Fundy
coast. The Trail is wheelchair-friendly and includes a
low-speed auto parkway with scenic lookouts, a pedestrian/bicycle
trail, footpaths to beaches and river estuaries, and an Interpretive
Centre. When finished, the Parkway will connect to Fundy National
The Hopewell Rocks Park
Hopewell Rocks, situated at the
head of the Bay of Fundy, is one of New Brunswick’s most outstanding
Provincial Parks and is the tourism icon used to showcase New
Brunswick and the spectacular Bay of Fundy. The sandstone and
conglomerate “flowerpot rock” formations, carved by giant tides that
regularly exceed the height of a four and a half story building, are
a geological wonder that has attracted visitors from the world over.
Shepody Bay Western
Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve
Shorebirds are among nature's most
ambitious, long-distance migrants. The Western Hemispheric Reserve
Network was established to protect strategic international sites
that are critical to the shorebirds survival. Mary’s Point Shorebird Reserve was the first site
to receive designation within the network, that now includes 69
sites in 9 countries,
stretching from Alaska in the
north to Tierra del Fuego in southern South America.
Fundy National Park
Fundy National Park encompasses
some of the last remaining wilderness in southern New Brunswick and
features two major environmental systems: the marine coastal
environment of the Bay of Fundy and the Caledonia Highlands plateau
(part of the Appalachian Mountain range) with its deeply cut river
valleys. The Park offers a variety of interpretive programs,
hiking trails and other recreational activities and is serviced by
the nearby Village of Alma.
In April 2003 the New Brunswick
government passed legislation which permanently protected around
145,000 hectares of wilderness in our province. The Caledonia
Gorge protected area is 2,856 hectares in size, and features the
steeply sloping Crooked Creek Gorge which is dominated by large
stands of hardwood forests and old-growth red spruce. The gorge is
cut into the Fundy Plateau, and has a peak elevation of 400 metres.
Cape Enrage is a lighthouse
station standing atop the 150-ft ocean cliffs overlooking the the
Bay of Fundy. One of New Brunswick's Top Attractions, this historic
site has been designated “Best View in Canada” and features fine
seafood in its restaurant, a fossil beach, extreme adventures and a
family experience close to Fundy National Park and Hopewell Rocks.
Additional information about
each of these top natural attractions can be found by visiting the
respective attractions web site listed in the links
section of our web site.