Fundy National Park


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Fundy National Park,

80 sq mi (207 sq km), S N. B., Canada, on the Bay of Fundy near St. John; est. 1947. It has a rugged terrain with a wooded interior and an irregular shoreline that is constantly being eroded by the bay's great tidal range.

Fundy National Park

Address:PO Box 1001
Alma, NB E4H1B4

Phone:506-887-6000
Fax:506-887-6008
Phone:877-737-3783
Web: www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nb/fundy
Size: 206 sq. km.
Established: 1948.
Location:Near the village of Alma in southeastern New Brunswick on the Bay of Fundy. From Fredericton, take Trans-Canada Hwy 2 east towards Moncton, then take Hwy 114 at exit 432; from Saint John, take Hwy 1 east, then Trans-Canada Hwy 2 east towards Moncton, and Hwy 114 at exit 432; and from Moncton, travel southwest on Hwy 114.
Facilities:Visitor center (é), 4 frontcountry campgrounds (600+ sites), 13 backcountry and 4 group campgrounds (é), 53 housekeeping chalets, 20 motel units, 20-bed hostel, restaurant (é), hiking trails and walking trails (104 km.), 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, heated saltwater pool (é), lawn bowling greens, adventure playground, flower gardens.
Activities:Camping, hiking, boating, swimming, mountain biking, golfing, cross-country skiing, interpretive programs (June-September), birdwatching, wildlife viewing.
Special Features:Situated where the Caledonia Highlands meet the Bay of Fundy, park encompasses some of the last remaining wilderness in southern New Brunswick. The tidal fluctuation of the Bay of Fundy can be as much as 12 meters, the highest in the world. Because of its location along the Atlantic migration flyway, park is often the site of spectacular bird migrations in the spring and fall, and 255 species have been sighted in the park.

See other parks in New Brunswick.
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The Fundy National Park at Alma has 68 miles of biking and hiking trails - ranging from easy to difficult - in addition to camping facilities.
Organization Number of Visitors 1994/95 Banff National Park, Alberta 4,340,000 Jasper National Park, Alberta 1,500,000 Terra Nova National Park, Newfoundland 200,000 Bruce Peninsula National Park, Ontario 140,000 Fathom Five National Marine Park, Ontario 390,000 Fundy National Park, New Brunswick 250,000 Point Pelee National Park, Ontario 450,000 Prince Edward Island National Park, Prince Edward Island 750,000 Yoho National Park, British Columbia 700,000 Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario 970,000
In the following overview of the geology and evolution of the tidal regime in the Bay of Fundy, we elaborate on the tides at Herring Cove in Fundy National Park, N.