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Things to do in Saint John, NB
While visiting Saint John, be sure to check out these attractions:
The Reversing Rapids is a unique phenomenon caused by the tremendous tide in the Bay of Fundy - the highest tides in the world. The bay's tidal action is affected by the funnel shape of the bay and by the moon's phases.
Jet Boat Rides
One of the best ways to experience the powerful rapids of the Reversing Falls is by Jet Boat. Challenge the phenomenal Reversing Falls aboard specially designed jet boats. For more information, contact:
For more information:
Reversing Falls Jet Boat Rides
55 Fallsview Avenue (off Douglas Avenue)
Tel: (506) 634-8987
Toll free: (888) 634-8987
New Brunswick Museum
The New Brunswick Museum was established in 1842 and is the oldest continuing museum in Canada. The museum moved to its Market Square location in 1996. A special marine mammals gallery is home to "Delilah" a 40-foot North Atlantic Right Whale that beached off Grand Manan in 1992. Delilah's full skeletal remains are on display, hanging from the ceiling.
Mon. - Wed., Fri. - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thurs. - 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Sat. - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sun. - Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Holidays - Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Irving Nature Park
A scenic winding coastal road and nature walking trail on the Bay of Fundy. See harbour seals, porpoises and hundreds of species of birds. Picnic areas are equipped with propane barbeques for public use.
Vehicles - May to mid-November
Wheelchair accessible on road
The Bay of Fundy is home to many species of whale, the most notable being the rare North Atlantic Right Whale. The migration/feeding patterns of the whales are deep in the Bay of Fundy and the best places to take whale-watching tours near Saint John are from Campobello, Grand Manan, and St. Andrews. A cruise on the bay can take you within arm's length of the rarest and second largest mammals in the world, the right and finback whales.