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Fundy National Park
Located in New Brunswick on Canada's Atlantic Coast, Fundy National Park encompasses 20 kilometres of dramatic shoreline along the Bay of Fundy, famous for having the world's highest tides. Twice a day, up to 12 metres of water or more rush in and out, roughly equivalent to the height of a four-floor building. For visitors, this means exceptional sightseeing and unforgettable kayaking, not to mention a unique chance to explore the sea floor at low tide.
And the park offers more than just dramatic tides. More than 100 kilometres of hiking and biking trails ribbon through 206 square kilometres of Acadian forest, leading to thundering waterfalls, freshwater lakes and scenic river valleys.
Established in 1948, the national park covers 207 km2 encompassing rugged coast lines, rolling highlands, diverse Acadian forests and over 25 waterfalls. Throughout the years the park has worked on restoring damage in the park from logging and dams and re-connecting water ways and continues to focus on monitoring the parks ecology. There are several species being monitored regularly such as: Martens, fishers, brook trout, eel, moose and the endangered Inner Bay of Fundy Salmon.
Parks Canada has identified 39 natural regions in Canada. Fundy National Park represents the Maritime Acadian Highlands region.
The park has two major environmental systems: the marine coastal environment of the Bay of Fundy and the Caledonia Highlands plateau (part of the Appalachian Mountain range) with its deeply cut river valleys. These are divided into several ecosystems.
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