Fundy National Park’s staff and local partners provide you with a variety of opportunities to experience a landscape and a culture shaped by the Bay of Fundy. Our local experts share their knowledge and love for this place while offering insights into the best of Fundy.

For detailed programming of all activities, pick up a schedule at the Visitor Centres, a park kiosk or you can also check the bulletin boards throughout the park.

2018 Interpretation Programs

Guided Walks and Hikes

Alma Beach Exploration

Alma Beach

An exploration of the giant tides of the Bay of Fundy and the survival strategies used by the amazing creatures living on Alma Beach. Meet our interpreters at the Alma Beach parking lot.

Eco-Evidence Salmon Excursion

Shiphaven (Point Wolfe parking area)

In this introductory program to the Fundy Salmon Recovery Project, we are inviting visitors to get involved and become aware of our efforts to save the inner Bay of Fundy Atlantic salmon. Meet our park interpreters at the Point Wolfe parking area near the campground. Please note that footwear may get wet!

Herring Cove Beach Exploration

Herring Cove

An exploration of the giant tides of the Bay of Fundy and the survival strategies used by the amazing creatures living on the beach. Meet our interpreters at the Herring Cove parking lot.

Evening Programs

Bennett Lake Paddle

Bennett Lake

Join our park interpreters at Bennett Lake for a guided paddle. Listen to bull frogs, and who knows? You may even see a beaver. Arrive 20 minutes early if you need to arrange boat rental from Outdoor Elements.

Campfire (Dark Tales: Echo’s Return)

Chignecto Campfire circle

Where have all the bats gone? Join Echo on a nocturnal quest as she searches for answers. Bring your own mug for hot chocolate.

Story Time!

Amphitheatre

Come in your pyjamas, bring your blankets and your teddy bears for a great bedtime story told by our Fundy National Park interpreters. Relax and get ready for bed with us as we travel into another world!

Milky Way Madness

Headquarters Visitor Centre

Fundy National Park has some of the darkest, yet star-filled skies around! Come take in the planets, nebulae and galaxies found in the Milky Way and beyond. Free program, however please register at Headquarters Visitor Centre and location will be revealed!

Molly Kool – Tales & Tunes! ($)

Headquarters Visitor Centre

Come one, come all to discover the tales surrounding North America’s First Female Sea Captain, Molly Kool, and the land she came from. Filled with tunes and laughs, travel back in time in order to experience 1940’s Alma and to be inspired to reach greater heights. Get your tickets early at the Headquarters Visitor Centre for $4.90, this usually sells out quick!

Sounds of Summer: Concert Series

Amphitheatre

The sweet, salty air is full of the sounds of summer: crickets, waves rolling on the beach, a campfire crackling in the distance, and some of the finest music the Maritimes has to offer! 

Exhibits

Highest Tides

Alma Beach Boardwalk

Come experience the rise and fall of the highest tides in the world! A booth will be set up on the Alma beach boardwalk to show off the star of Fundy National Park.

Spotlight on Trails

Several Locations

The heart of the Fundy experience lies in its rich network of nature trails. As the seasons change, so do some of their unique natural highlights. Different trails will be highlighted each week (see schedule) in this short, interactive exhibit. Drop in to meet the interpreter somewhere along the trail.

Taste Experiences

Edible Ocean ($)

Headquarters Visitor Centre

The people of the region have long lived off the land, but also off the sea! Come experience what the salt marshes, intertidal zone and the deep waters of the Bay of Fundy have to offer. Register at the Headquarters Visitor Centre, this usually sells out quick!

Incredible Edible & Medicinal Forest ($)

Headquarters Visitor Centre

Reconnect with the bounty of the forest and learn traditional knowledge as our interpreter helps you identify medicinal and edible plants. Join us to discover the sights, sounds, smells and flavours of a landscape shaped by the Bay of Fundy.

Tea with Trees

Headquarters Visitor Centre

Did you know that trees can talk? Explore Fundy’s famous forest with us and you’ll never look at trees the same way again! Join Fundy interpreters on a guided hike to learn about how trees communicate and cooperate with each other, how they shape climate and influence their environment. Free program, however please register at Headquarters Visitor Centre and location will be revealed.

Special Programs

Catching a Dream: A Dream Catcher Workshop ($)

Headquarters Visitor Centre

Having nightmares? Come relax with our park interpreters and make a dream catcher so you can keep those bad dreams at bay. You will learn the basics in dream catcher design and make one of your own. Register at the Headquarters Visitor Centre in advance for $4.90. Location will be revealed upon registration.

Fundy Scavenger Hunt

Several Locations

This self-guided, family-friendly scavenger hunt will take you on a hike through one of Fundy’s trails, where you will explore the natural world with new eyes, searching for special treasures and wild wonders. Rendezvous at the trailhead to pick up a copy from one of our interpreters, who will be there to answer any questions and maybe even give you a special challenge! If your team is amongst the top-scoring, you could even win a prize. The location changes every week (see schedule), so you can even come back and try a new trail!

Fundy Photo Safari

Headquarters Visitor Centre

Photographer Brian Townsend will share favourite locations as well as camera handling and composition tips. Not a children’s program but young photography enthusiasts are welcome. Register at the Headquarters Visitor Centre. We go rain or shine! (3hrs)

Sticky Bun Trail Run Headquarters Visitor Centre Hosted by Fundy National Park outfitters Outdoor Elements. Join them for a trail run followed by coffee and sticky buns in Alma! Meet at Headquarters Visitor Centre to discover the location of this week’s trail!

Citizen Science

iHike for Biodiversity

Several Locations

Did you know that you can help conserve nature every day as a citizen scientist? Join us on a hike to explore nature and find out how you can be part of the solution to our global biodiversity crisis. Includes an intro to a neat app called iNaturalist and a hunt for critters of all kinds along the way. Dress for the weather, be ready to hike, and bring your phone or camera! Download iNaturalist ahead of time on the app store or google play (optional). Check the trail description (on your map or visitor guide) to ensure you have the energy and time.

iNaturalist BioBlitz

Several Locations

Discover some of Fundy’s most attractive, important and cool critters. Fun-filled hands-on activity for the whole family! Includes an intro to a great “app” for adding your own observations, wherever your travels may take you. This program will change locations throughout the summer, please see schedule for location.

Moth Mondays

Chignecto Pavilion

Delve into the mysterious nocturnal life of moths and meet some real life superheroes. Discover their fascinating shapes, colors and patterns and their super-power adaptations. Be prepared to meet some moths face-to-face on this night walk. Bring bug repellent, warm clothes, good walking shoes and a flashlight!

Tally up Tuesdays

Chignecto Pavilion

A morning follow-up to our popular Moth Mondays program; meet us at the Chignecto Pavilion at 9 am to have a look at what our moth light attracted overnight and help us tally our findings. This is your chance to see some amazing moths up close and participate in some citizen science research! Feel free to drop by even if you didn’t make it out to Moth Mondays.