Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley – East is a very scenic run following the upper Bay of Fundy region where the world’s highest tides have created such unusual phenomena as tidal bores and whirlpools.
Unique experiences abound: Take a walk on the ocean floor at low tide, as rivers and bays become high and dry twice a day. Raft the tidal bore at the only place in North America or go hunting for fossils in the sea carved cliffs. You can even enjoy a catered dinner on the ocean floor and kayak around amazing rock formations.
Attractions are varied and include: the Avon River Heritage Society Museum & Spirit Shipyard at Avondale; the panoramic views at the Walton Lighthouse; magnificent Burntcoat Head Park, official site of the world’s highest tides – 16.5m (54 ft.); the Heritage Conservation District of Maitland; the Fundy Tidal Bore Observation Deck at South Maitland; the exciting tidal bore rafting along the Shubenacadie River at Urbania; the local racetrack, Atlantic Motorsport Park at Mill Village; the Provincial Wildlife Park at Shubenacadie; Mastodon Ridge at Stewiacke; the Millbrook Culture & Heritage Centre, the Tidal Bore Viewing Park and Victoria Park at Truro; the Debert Military Museum; the Masstown Market complex, complete with a Viewing Tower; the antique stores at Great Village; the Joy Laking Gallery at Portaupique, the Garden of Sorrows Cobequid Veterans Park & Heritage Museum at Bass River; a Dutch cheese farm and a nature park at Upper Economy; the Cobequid Interpretive Centre at Economy; the Five Islands Provincial Park; the Five Islands Lighthouse Park at Lower Five Islands; the charming community of Parrsboro featuring the Ottawa House Museum-by-the-Sea, the Ships Company Theatre built around the ship M.V. Kipawo; FORCE the Fundy Ocean Research Center and the Fundy Geological Museum, displaying Canada’s oldest dinosaurs and fossil discoveries; the Age of Sail Heritage Centre in Port Greville; the Mary Celeste Memorial Cairn at Spencer’s Island; the remote Cape d’Or Lighthouse; the driftwood at Advocate Harbour Beach; the vast Cape Chignecto Provincial Park and legendary Three Sisters; the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site at Joggins Fossil Cliffs; and Springhill with the Tour a Mine Springhill Miner’s Museum and Anne Murray Centre.
Where to Eat, Stay & Play while touring this area
Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley (East) extends from the Nova Scotia/New Brunswick border at Amherst, following along the Glooscap Trail to Windsor; where it joins the Fundy Shore West region along the Evangeline Trail to the Yarmouth & Acadian Shores area.