(Continued from Part One: Nova Scotia Canada)
Part Two of my Canada trip had our group ferrying across the Bay of Fundy into the New Brunswick province. From sightseeing at the Hopewell Rocks to the never ending seafood meals, the last leg of the trip was also jam packed with interesting and yummy places to visit! So without further ado, check out some of the highlights from my last three days in Canada, after the jump.
The Rossmount Inn. Located in the lovely but unpretentious resort town of St. Andrews, this award winning restaurant located in the luxurious inn of the same name serves some of the best seafood in the area. Oh, and the beautiful scenery that surrounds the property doesn’t hurt the ambiance either ;)
Also don’t miss:
--Ossie’s, the roadstop take-out joint on Highway 1 known for its generous portions of deep fried haddock, clams, and other sea friends (all shipped fresh every morning). The lines are usually long, but each made to order dish is totally worth the wait!
~New Treats~One of the highlights during my tour of New Brunswick was my to visit the Hopewell Rocks National Park, where I got to view rock formations caused by tidal erosion on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. These rocks can be viewed during low and high tide during the day (time span in between: 6 hours and 13 minutes – so plan accordingly!) – and both were equally pictorial and charming.
A view during high tide (PS, the Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world).
Also don’t miss:
--Kingsbrae Garden, a ginormous 27-acre horticultural garden in the St. Andrews that features many a themed gardens (my favorite was the edible garden, obvi!), a petting zoo, and fountains and streams galore. Oh did I mention that the Kingsbrae was also recently named one of the "Top Five North American Gardens Worth Travelling For" at the 2011 international Garden Tourism Conference? Well, now there is no excuse not to visit!
Ministers Island, an island that boasts some of the most picturesque views of the bay as well as railroad tycoon’s Sir William Van Horne’s old mansion (which is open for tours, weddings, and meetings). A traveler’s tip – you can only access the island via car during low tide – so make sure to time your trip accordingly!
Fundy Trail, a 12 kilometer roadway along the last stretch of the underdeveloped coastline on the eastern seaboard. Although I’m not an outdoorsy type gal, I had to admit this trail was beautiful for walking, hiking and biking, with choice lookout points towards the Bay of Fundy.
With ocean tides the height of a four story building and a discharge of water that exceeds that of every brook, stream and river on the planet in a single day, it is little wonder that the Bay of Fundy is Canada’s only entry into the New 7 Wonders of the World competition. The Bay of Fundy made the cut for the top 20 finalists -- to help them win the big prize, vote for them at www.votefundy.ca. Hurry though - voting ends 11.11.11!