Bay of Fundy a finalist for new Seven Wonders

Atlantic Canada’s Bay of Fundy has been chosen as one of 28 finalists in a global campaign to crown the New 7 Wonders of Nature. The Bay of Fundy is the only Canadian finalist and is competing with the Grand Canyon in all of North America.

Located between the provinces of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, the Bay of Fundy is a 270 km (170 miles) long ocean bay. It is a globally significant natural wonder because the highest tides in the world have been recorded there, it features an amazing marine biodiversity including 12 species of whales and it has the most complete record of the Coal Age (300 million years ago).

Twice a day, 100 billion tons of seawater flow in and out of this amazing phenomenon – more water than all of the world’s freshwater rivers combined! There are so many ways to enjoy the Bay of Fundy, whether it’s riding the waves by jet boat, whale watching or walking on the ocean floor at low tide. Yes, there is something for everyone.

If you agree that the Bay of Fundy should become one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, vote online at votemyfundy.com.

Destination Profile: St. John

The City of Saint John is located at the mouth of the famous Bay of Fundy, which is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and, as mentioned above, a finalist in the New 7 Wonders of nature contest. With natural wonders at its doorstep and non-stop city activities offering endless possibilities, Saint John has become one of the top cruise destinations in Atlantic Canada.

The city’s museums, galleries and shops – including the City Market – are all within view of the harbor and walking distance of the cruise terminals.

Hopewell Rocks, Reversing Falls, St. Martin’s Sea Caves, St. Andrews / Charlotte Coastal region and Fundy National Park are just a few of the shore excursions that await cruise passengers only a day’s sail from New York or Boston.

 

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