The Tidal Bore in New Brunswick Canada, occurs along the Petitcodiac River near Moncton & Riverview and is a naturally occurring phenomenon that is caused by the surging waters from the Bay of Fundy tides which are the highest tides in the world, that roar up the Petitcodiac River twice daily during the changing tides.
There are a few things you’ll want to experience during your first time in Moncton-Dieppe, like trying some of the best seafood in the world, heading “backwards” up Magnetic HIll, taking a whale watching tour, and more. Here’s a guide to Greater Moncton’s best experiences that you can’t miss during your first time here.
THE MUST SEES
From some of the greatest natural wonders of the world to centuries of history and modern treasures, the Moncton-Dieppe region has all kinds of indoor and outdoor adventures for anyone.
The home of the Moncton Museum and Transportation Discovery Centre offers detailed information and tourism expertise to guests. Take advantage of a variety of free services to enhance your travel experience, such as travel assistance and counselling, access to maps and tourism guides, information about events, attractions and festivals as well as free Wi-Fi.
Shediac Bay Cruises
Learn all about lobster fishing from a local, then indulge in a mouth-watering lobster feast aboard the roomy Ambassador.
Parlee Beach Provincial Park
Home to the warmest salt water in Canada, Parlee Beach is supervised, equipped with change houses, showers, recreations abounds and restaurant serving up local dishes
Fundy National Park
Discover Fundy National Park like never before . . . Whether you’re exploring our shores for the first time, or revisiting your favorite family getaway, expect the unexpected.
Hopewell Rocks Provincial Parc
During low tide, visitors have seven hours where they can walk on the ocean floor to explore 2 km (1.2 mi.) of shoreline. At high tide, the water rises to fill the caves and turns the “flowerpots” into rocky islands! Walk the scenic trails, witness thousands of migratory shorebirds or kayak around the rocks. It’s no surprise that the Bay was the only Canadian contestant remaining in the New 7 Wonders of Nature contest.
Magnetic Hill is an amazing natural phenomenon that has been baffling visitors for decades. Be amazed as you drive your car to the bottom of the hill – put it in neutral – and roll back uphill! Incredible!
Magnetic Hill Winery
More than just a bottle of wine! Sip award-winning wines, experience the historic 1867 restored property, vineyard, licensed patio, the million-dollar view, gift shop and B&B.
The Bay of Fundy is one of the Marine Wonders of the World, with tides rising as much as 16.3m (53 vertical feet) over a 12-hour period twice each day. Cape Enrage offers one of the most spectacular views of the natural phenomenon from its towering cliffs. It has been a light station and fog alarm since 1838 and the current light tower is over 140 years old.
THE BEST BITES
Atlantic Canada is known for its seafood, but you’ll also find everything from pub fare to craft brews and fine dining options from around the world.
Red Satay Dieppe
Gusto Italian Grill & Bar
Little Louis’ Oyster Bar
St. James’ Gate Moncton
Tide & Boar Gastropub
Monk 10 Taproom & Fine Eatery
Pump House Brewpub
Rossano’s Italian Grill – Moncton
EAST COAST COMFORT
Your first time visit begins with an unforgettable stay in one of the many historic or modern hotels, suites, boutiques and B&Bs located throughout Moncton-Dieppe.
St. James’ Gate Boutique Hotel
Wingate By Wyndham
Hilton Garden Inn
Château Moncton Hotel & Suites
Crowne Plaza Moncton Downtown
Delta Hotels By Marriott Beauséjour
Four Points By Sheraton
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