Culture and history

Fundy National Park

Fundy National Park is a special protected piece of Canada’s coastal wilderness. Parks Canada manages sites in the Province of New Brunswick that are, since time immemorial, the traditional territories of the Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik, and Peskotomuhkati peoples.

Creation of the national park

In 1948, this area of the bay of Fundy near the village of Alma, was chosen as New Brunswick's first national park both to stimulate the economy and to preserve the area's natural beauty.

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Fundy National Park lies between the Saint John River system and the Petitcodiac River system. Easy inland portage routes used by native peoples joined these waterways. It appears that the exposed coastal paddle was not a favourite route of travel. Humans left little evidence of their passing in what is present-day Fundy National Park until European settlement began in this area around 1825.

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Fundy National Park serves as the core area for the Fundy Biosphere Reserve. It is also designated as a Dark-Sky Preserve by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC).

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