The Bay of Fundy is a 270 km (170 mi) long ocean bay that has the highest tides in the world, ranging between 3.5 m (11 ft) and 16 m (53 ft) twice a day, every day. These have carved its spectacular coastal rock formations of sea cliffs and caves, and contribute to its amazing marine life, which comes here to feed in the nutrient-rich waters. The Bay runs between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast.
Portions of the Bay of Fundy, Shepody Bay and Minas Basin, form one of six Canadian sites in the Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network, denoting its importance as a bird nesting and breeding site. At least eight species of whales are also found in the Bay of Fundy, including the Minke, Humpback, Baleen and the endangered Northern Right Whale. Travelers will also see porpoises and dolphins, several varieties of sharks, and copious quantities of fish, including flounder, shad, tuna, salmon, sea sturgeons, cod, pollack, herring, haddock, hake, and halibut as well as lobsters, scallops, crabs, shrimp and sea urchins. On shore as well as at sea Gray Seals and Harbour Seals can be spotted.
Whale watching tours are widely available for visitors. Other attractions in the area include national and provincial parks, coastal hiking trails, tide harbours and lighthouses. There are many museums, historic sites, interpretation centres, garden displays and artisans’ studios to visit too. Stonehammer Geopark, North America's first UNESCO supported geopark, is in the region celebrating the important geology of the area. In the wintertime, skiing and snowboarding are very popular.