Located in southern New Brunswick, Fundy National Park is home to some of the last wilderness in that part of the province. The Caledonia Highlands give way to the Bay of Fundy and visitors to the park can watch the fishing boats come and go with the movement of the tide. There are also forests and valleys to explore on the inland portions of Fundy Park.
For wildlife enthusiasts, Bay of Fundy National park offers a chance to see a variety of birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals. There have been hundreds of bird species identified in Fundy Park and it is well situated on the Atlantic migration route. If you are more interested in amphibians, Fundy Park has seven species of salamanders, including three that are considered rare (including the four-toed salamander and the northern dusky salamanders). There are not turtles at Bay of Fundy National Park, but there are four species of snakes - none of which are poisonous. During the daylight hours, you might encounter moose, snowshoe hares or deer along the trails and rivers, but at night a whole new set of wildlife creatures come to life. Beavers, raccoons and the northern flying squirrel are all active during the evening hours.
Hiking is a very popular activity at Fundy National Park. There are half-kilometre trails for novices and then the trails increase in terms of length and skill up to the 50-kilometre trail that goes around Fundy Park. Other activities available to visitors are bird watching, boating, golfing, swimming and mountain biking. If you are planning on visiting the park in the winter months, you can snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, skating, sliding or even enjoy a few days of winter camping.
There is also a rich cultural heritage to learn about before and during your visit to Fundy. It is believed that around 1825 European immigrants began settling within the area that now belongs to Fundy national Park. People, mainly from Scotland, Ireland and England tried to build a new life around Fundy, but the land in the highlands was not good for farming and some had to abandon their land. National resources in the area provided good seasonal work in lumber camps and fishery. With the reduction in supply, however, many people left the area in the early part of the 20th century. This area was finally chosen as New Brunswick's first National Park in 1948 in an attempt to preserve the natural beauty and stimulate the economy of Fundy through tourism.
If you are planning to stay in the park, there are four family campgrounds, as well as over ten backcountry campsites. You can make reservations ahead at the Park's headquarters. If you are visiting with a group, Micmac campground has spots for organized groups, but you must make arrangements in advance.
Bay of Fundy National Park is open to visitors year round, but some services and programs are only offered during the summer months. Be sure to check with the park before planning your journey to ensure the services and activities you require are available at the time of your visit.