Tag Archives: Bay of Fundy

Cape Enrage

Driving from Moncton to Fundy National Park, highway 114 was in disrepair. The road was full of patches, potholes and dips. In places, part of the tarmac had crumbled away and there was only one lane open to traffic. What a relief it was to turn off onto the road that led to Cape Enrage that was smooth and just as well as there were several sharp turns on the six kilometres to the lighthouse.

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Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park by the Bay of Fundy just eighty kilometres east of St John was originally home to the Mi’kmaq and Maliseet First Nation Peoples and home to the meeting place of two systems—the marine coastal environment and the Caledonia Plateau environment. Because of the acidic soil, early European settlers exploited the timber for St. John but didn’t farm the region. By the late 1940s the area was designated a national park and opened to the public in 1950.

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Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park

This provincial park is situated by the Bay of Fundy where one hundred billion tonnes to water flows in and out of this narrow bay twice a day. Because of the enormous amount of water, the water level rises by two metres per hour, meaning the level can rise as much as fourteen metres, depending on the position of the moon and sun. It is not surprising that this bay is famous for its giant tides. 

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