A road that seems to defy gravity… Tides that recede to remarkable lengths… Rocks in the shapes of flower pots. New Brunswick is a place of natural wonders that defy belief. But don’t just read about them — visit for yourself on this jaw-dropping trip.
Gravity-defying Magnetic Hill exerts a strong pull on curious visitors. It’s a stretch of road in town that appears to pull cars uphill. Some say it’s an optical illusion, but the sheer beauty of this town is undeniable. The area’s nearby rivers, lakes, and saltwater coastlines offer fishing experiences that rival the best in the world.
2) Fundy National Park
Drive 53 miles, 1 hour
Few places on Earth are as awe-inspiring as New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, home to the world’s highest tides. A visit to this marvel of nature will reward you with tides that rise approximately 50 feet (over a span of 6 hours), a breathtaking coastline and endless adventure. The Bay of Fundy tides are best explored at the Hopewell Rocks, where you can walk around the famous “flowerpot rocks” at low tide then watch them slowly disappear (after you’ve retreated back to higher ground, of course). Bike along the Fundy Trail, rappel down craggy cliffs at Cape Enrage set up camp at Fundy National Park or head out to sea on a whale-watching excursion.
3) St. Martins
Drive 54 miles 1 hour, 8 minutes
In this town, the harbor and the sea caves change twice each day with the tide. The tide races and rages around the scenic Quaco Head Lighthouse, creating treacherous beauty that through history sank great sailing ships. The tide fills and recedes each day from vast salt marshes, creating an incubator of life that sustains the entire Bay of Fundy ecosystem.