Please check our COVID-19 website regularly for the current status of these activities and others.

Hike or bike through native Acadian forests. Play a round of golf on our beautiful 9-hole, par 70 course designed by renowned golf course architect Stanley Thompson. Find hidden containers known as caches using a portable satellite navigation device. Or sit down in our big red Adirondack chairs that have been placed in quiet, scenic locations carefully selected by Parks Canada staff.

The world’s highest tides await visitors who wish to paddle on the Bay of Fundy. You can also go for a swim in one of our many beaches, or the heated pool. If you prefer Fishing, it is permitted on the open waters of Bennett and Wolfe Lake.

Activities

Hiking A man in front of a water fall

Hiking

Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Fundy National Park and with over 100 kilometers of trails, your favorite beach, river valley, or waterfall is just waiting to be discovered! Fundy's trails range from an easy half-kilometer loop to a demanding 50 kilometer circuit around the park.

Whether you’re a lifelong hiker or new to the experience, the key to a safe, memorable adventure is to plan your trip in advance. Consult our website for tips on how to prepare for your hike, or contact our knowledgeable Parks Canada staff before your trip; they would be happy to recommend a trail based on your interests and to provide you with tips on what to carry.

Share your experience with us! Post your favorite photos on our Facebook or Twitter pages, and report any wildlife sightings at the Visitor Centre using a species observation card.

Multi-day Hiking in Fundy National Park

Looking for a more challenging adventure in Fundy National Park? Try one of our multi-day hiking experiences!

  • The Fundy Circuit connects 48 kilometres of Fundy National Park’s hiking trails to showcase the very best of our river valleys, lakes, coastal forests and beaches.
  • The Fundy Challenge is brought to you by the Fundy Guild and tests your determination to hike 100 km in Canada’s National Parks. It imposes no time limit for reaching this goal, so day-hikers can participate as easily as avid backpackers. You only have to walk ten kilometers in Fundy; the rest can be completed in any national park.

Connect to Trails Outside of Fundy National Park

Plan to make Fundy National Park your base camp for exploration through southern New Brunswick’s coastal and upland wilderness!

  • The Dobson Trail is a continuous footpath through upland wilderness stretching 58 km from the northern boundary of Fundy National Park to Riverview NB (near Moncton).
  • The Fundy Footpath is a continuous footpath that follows the Fundy coastline for 41 km from Goose River in Fundy National Park to the Big Salmon River near St. Martins, NB.
Biking A mother and her boy next to their bicycles

Biking

Fundy’s landscape offers trails that appeal to bicyclists of every level, from flat and forested trails for family outings to exciting ravines where you can challenge your friends.

Trails that are used for cycling are shared with hikers so please yield to pedestrians when travelling these trails. Don’t forget your helmet.

Consult our List of trails to find out which trails allow mountain biking in the park.

Golf A lady hitting a ball on the golf course

Golf

A game of golf on the Fundy National Park golf course, is a wonderful way to spend a day or a week.

This beautiful 9-hole, par 70 course was designed by renowned golf course architect Stanley Thompson.


Course details
Hole # Par Metres Yards
1 4 360 394
2 4 365 399
3 3 160 175
4 4 350 383
5 5 440 481
6 3 220 241
7 4 345 377
8 3 150 164
9 5 430 470

More information

Located in the Headquarters area, the course is open from mid-May to the beginning of October. Call the pro shop at 506‑887‑2970 to book your tee time.

There is a fee for this activity.

Ocean floor A girl sliding on her stomach in the muddy beach water

Explore the ocean floor

Put on your rubber boots or aqua socks and take a mystical stroll along the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean. When the Bay of Fundy’s massive tides recede, they leave behind a vast intertidal zone – endless mudflats where a wide variety of sea creatures make their home.

Pick your way through fields of mud, sand and seaweed to discover barnacles, rock crabs, dog whelk sea snails, limpets, periwinkles and other crustaceans. The zone also serves as a buffet for flocks of tiny semi-palmated sandpipers and other shorebirds that stop to feast on the sea animals that the tides leave behind.

Wander on your own or join one of the beach walks led by park naturalists in spring, summer and fall. These experts can shed light on the thriving ecosystem at your feet and also help unravel the mystery of Fundy’s enormous tides, a result of the bay’s unique shape and the way water sloshes along its 250-kilometre length.

Paddling Kayakers near Point Wolfe covered bridge

Paddling

You’ve walked the seafloor at low tide and admired the craggy sea cliffs, riddled with caves and crawling with crustaceans. Now paddle around the tops of those same cliffs at high tide in an ocean kayak.

Kayak tours in the nearby fishing village of Alma enable visitors to experience the thrill of paddling Fundy’s record-setting tides. Kayak independently or on a guided tour as the Bay of Fundy – a massive 250-kilometre-long bathtub – quickly fills with water from the Atlantic Ocean. Watch as intertidal mud flats are submerged by lapping waves and the rising water lifts your kayak higher and higher.

Popular kayaking spots also include the nearby Hopewell Rocks, towering red sandstone “flowerpot” formations left behind by countless millennia of erosion. Each year the action of the water eats away at the base of these flowerpots, which will ultimately tumble into the ocean.

Swimming A large outdoor pool

Swimming

Pool

Due to renovation and COVID‑19 restrictions, the swimming pool is closed until further notice

Our heated saltwater pool is open daily from late June to early September, from 11:00 am to 6:45 pm. Lifeguards are on duty and last admission to the pool is at 6:30 pm. The pool is located off the Point Wolfe Road.

Lakes

Bennett Lake and Wolfe Lake have unsupervised beaches for swimming.

Rivers

Swimming in one of the Park’s rivers can be enjoyable, but dangerous if you’re not careful.

  • Do not swim where the current is strong
  • Always swim with a friend
  • Never dive into a river - rocks may be hidden beneath the surface
  • Forty-Five River bridge pools are closed
Fishing Two friends on a canoe fishing on the lake

Fishing

Fishing season: May 16 to September 15, 2020

General fishing regulations (Canada National Parks Act)

Bennett and Wolfe Lakes (Fly fishing only at Wolfe Lake) are the only waters open to fishing in Fundy National Park. Other systems are closed to protect the endangered Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon or vulnerable populations of Brook Trout. The Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon and its habitat are protected under SARA and the federal Fisheries Act. IBoF Salmon residing in Fundy National Park in New Brunswick are also protected by the Canada National Parks Act. Click here to learn more on our Salmon Recovery Program.

When angling, it is unlawful to:

  • Fish without a national park fishing permit
  • Fish with or possess within 100 metres of park waters the following:
    • Live bait (except earth warms) and chemical attractants
    • any lead tackle (sinkers, jigs, lures and flies) under 50 grams
    • lures with more than 2 gang hooks
    • a line capable of catching more than one fish at one time
  • Fish from a bridge or any other structure that crosses the waters
  • Fish with more than one line at a time
  • Fish in closed waters
  • Continue fishing on any day after having caught and retained the maximum daily catch and possession limit
  • Leave a fishing line unattended
  • Fish from 2 hours after sunset to one hour before sunrise
  • Allow your catch to spoil or to be wasted
  • Sell, trade or barter any fish caught
  • Place or transfer any fish or fish eggs between any park waters
  • Place any food for fish in park waters
  • Harass fish by throwing objects or impeding their movements

Other regulations aimed at protecting fish populations may apply. To learn more, please enquire at the Visitor Reception Centre or with a Park Wardens. For a complete listing, please refer to the National Parks of Canada Fishing Regulations.

Restrictions

  • Angling is permitted only with a barbless hook or a fishhook where the barbs have been pinched to the shaft of the hook.
  • Fly-fishing is the only angling method permitted at Wolfe Lake with a maximum daily catch and possession limit of 2 brook trout. Park wide daily catch and possession limit is 5 brook trout.

Open Season

May 16 to September 15, 2020 Bennett Lake – No fishing off the dam or bridge. Barbless hooks only.
May 16 to September 15, 2020 Wolfe Lake – Fly fishing only. Barbless hooks only.

Important

No Atlantic Salmon fishing in any park waters. The Inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic Salmon and its habitat are protected under SARA and the federal Fisheries Act. IBoF Salmon residing in Fundy National Park in New Brunswick are also protected by the Canada National Parks Act. Click here to learn more on our Salmon Recovery Program.

Closed Waters

  • Point Wolfe River and all tributaries from tidewater to the west boundary
  • Bennett Brook upstream to the lower falls on Bennett Brook
  • Upper Salmon River and its tributaries, more specifically the Upper Salmon (Alma) River north from Lake Brook and the tributaries Forty Five River, Broad River, Haley Brook to the park boundary, Laverty Brook to Laverty Falls, Second Vault Brook to the Laverty Road and Third Vault Brook to Third Vault Falls
  • Tracey Lake
  • Laverty Lake
  • Bruin Lake
  • Chambers Lake
  • Marven Lake
  • MacLaren Lake
  • All other lakes, bogs and ponds

It is unlawful to:

  • Fish in closed waters
  • Fish with or possess within 100 metres of park waters the following:
    • Live bait (except earth warms) and chemical attractants
    • Any lead tackle (sinkers, jigs, lures and flies) under 50 grams
    • Lures with more than 2 gang hooks
    • A line capable of catching more than one fish at one time

Catch and possession limits

Species limit

  • Brook Trout: 5 (limit of 2 from Wolfe Lake)
  • All other species in Fundy National Parks: 0
  • Maximum daily catch and possession limit: 5

Note

  • If a fish has been filleted, two fillets will be considered one fish
  • The total park-wide daily catch and possession limit is 5 Brook Trout. Of this daily catch, a maximum of 2 Brook Trout may be caught in Wolfe Lake.

It is unlawful to:

  • Continue fishing on any day after having caught and retained the maximum daily catch and possession limit

Help released fish survive

Give a released fish the best chance for survival by following these suggestions:

  1. Minimize the time you play a fish. A fish played too long may not survive even if released. Remember to always bring fish up from depth slowly. Fish brought up too quickly will rupture their air bladders and die.
  2. Be gentle, keeping the fish in the water at all times when handling and releasing
  3. Handle the fish with bare, wet hands. Keep fingers away from the gills and do not squeeze; this may cause internal injury, gill or scale damage.
  4. Remove the hook gently with needle-nosed pliers. If the hook is deep, cut the leader rather than pulling the hook out. The hook will decompose in time. Most fish survive with hooks in them.
  5. Continue to hold the fish in the water, gently moving it back and forth. This moves water past the gills and will help revive it. For flowing waters, face the fish upstream. When the fish begins to struggle, let it go.
  6. If the fish is bleeding excessively, it will likely not survive if released. Kill it and include as part of your catch if permitted.
  7. The use of barbless hooks is required. Hooks can be made barbless by flattening the barb with needle-nosed pliers.
  8. Single hooks are recommended to release fish more easily
  9. Continuing to angle for trout in waters exceeding 18°C reduces the ability of these fish to survive the ‘catch and release’ process.

Fishing permits and fees

Fishing in a National Park requires a specific national park fishing licence. Provincial licences do not apply. Daily and Seasonal licenses can be purchased at Bennett Lake and at the park’s Visitor Reception Centre. There are specific rules and regulations every angler must adhere to.

Anyone under the age of 16 may fish in the national parks without a permit if accompanied by a national park permit holder 16 years of age or older. However, their catch is then included within the permit holder’s daily limit. A valid national park pass is also required when fishing in Fundy National Park.

Daily - $9.80
Annual - $34.30

Definitions

Natural bait ban

You can only use lures made of feathers, fiber, rubber, wood, metal or plastic. No edible material (plant or animal products) with the exception of earth warms, scented lures or chemical attractants are permitted.

Barbless hook

This includes a hook the barbs of which are pressed against the shaft of the hook so that the barbs are not functional.

Fly fishing only

Means only artificial flies may be used.

Artificial fly

This is a single or double hook on a common shank, dressed with silk, tinsel, wood, fur, feathers or other materials (no lead), or any combination thereof without a spinning device, whether attached to the hook or line.

Tributary

Any water course which flows into another body of water. This includes a tributary to a tributary. Lakes are excluded unless otherwise specified.

Report violations

Report any suspicious activities at 1‑877‑852‑3100.

List of trails

Check out the complete list of hiking and biking trails offered at Fundy National Park.


Trail Conditions

Conditions can vary on a daily basis: