The province of New Brunswick is home to one of the most
So what exactly are the Hopewell Rocks? The Hopewell Rocks are a famous, natural rock formation located in the Bay of Fundy. It was formed by natural tidal erosion over many, many, many years and has the world’s highest tides, over 50 feet. Although you can witness the change in tides all along the Bay of Fundy, seeing it at the Hopewell Rocks is the best spot. Why? Because depending on what time low tide is, you can walk out on the ocean floor for the most amazing view. And if you wait about six hours, you can then come back and see the stunning, almost magical, sight of the high tides. Seeing both the low and high tides is an absolute must in order to appreciate this natural phenomenon.
You can plan to spend at least 3-4 hours here in one day. In addition
There is also a small entrance fee of $10 per person which is good for two consecutive days so you can experience both the low and high tides. However, it’s important to note when the park opens and closes, as depending on the time of high and low tide, the park may actually be closed. Now with that said, you can still enter onto the park grounds after it has closed. Of course, this is at your own risk. However, we noticed quite a few people doing this, and we decided to as well. We initially thought we could still catch the low tide and thought the park closed at
During low tide, you can walk along the Flower Pot Rocks through the giant rock formations. Make sure to bring rain boots if you can! The sea floor is quite muddy and you may risk getting your shoe stuck. However, don’t stress if you don’t have rain boots, as there are washing stations to hose off the mud. I couldn’t help but laugh at one woman who was covered almost head to toe trying to get her shoe that had been stuck in the mud.
You can spend so much time wandering around on the ocean floor during low tide. But we warned! Make sure to check when high tide is or risk getting stuck out on a rock for someone to rescue you. Before you know it, the three storey staircase that you walked down to reach the floor will be immersed in water.
Hopewell Rocks was absolutely breathtaking and I can’t recommend it enough to anyone who is traveling to the East Coast. Here’s a photo of the low tide and high tide for you to see the comparison!