Hiking in the Bay of Fundy means you have to know what time it is. With the largest tide in the world, which can change up to 47 feet, you need to know when it is safe to hike and when it is time to heat for higher ground!
When we went to the Bay of Fundy we explored the bay on foot and from a kayak. The kayak part is relatively easy if you go out during high tide, but be prepared to walk a bit if you leave during low tide, as the water does recede from shore quite a bit! During low tide you can actually go hiking IN the Bay of Fundy. As you can see from the picture below, 47 feet is actually strikingly large when you see the size of the humans. The incredible difference in the height of the water over the course of a day has lead to some interesting water erosion patterns on nearby rocks. Some of that greenery is actually covered in water during parts of the day.
A few hours later the spot we were walking was covered with thousands of gallons of water. As you can imagine, hiking in the area in spectacular, from waterfalls to the Bay floor there’s a lot of nature to explore.
IF YOU WANT TO GO HIKING IN THE BAY OF FUNDY:
The Bay of Fundy is in New Brunswick. The largest town on the Bay is Saint John, but there are plenty of smaller villages and parks for less luxurious accommodations. We camped in Canada’s Fundy National Parkand spent almost the entire time hiking and kayaking in the area surrounding the bay. If you’re looking for adventurous hiking, think about Canada holidays in 2012. Just be sure to check your watch if you are down by the Bay. When the tide comes in you’ll get more than your feet wet!