Fundy National Park Facts

Fundy National Park Facts
Fundy National Park is a 201 square kilometer park located in the province of New Brunswick on Canada's east coast. Because of the rugged coastline it was not easily navigated when Europeans began to arrive in the 1600s, which resulted in two centuries passing before settlements began to develop in the area. The park's coastline experiences the world's highest tides and there are more than 25 waterfalls found within the park's boundaries. Fundy National Park was the first national park established in New Brunswick, in 1948. Visitors each year exceed 200,000, with 230,000 having visited in 2012.
Interesting Fundy National Park Facts:
Fundy National Park is located at the northwest region of the Bay of Fundy, along Chignecto Bay.
Fundy National Park is one of the smallest national parks in Canada at only 50,900 acres, but it contains eight of the most beautiful miles of shoreline along Canada's east coast.
It is possible to see Nova Scotia's coastline from Fundy National Park's coast.
During high tide there is 50 feet of water on the ocean floor, but at low tide it is possible for visitors to explore the ocean floor and all the sea creatures that live there.
Fundy National Park has 25 hiking trails that visitors can explore. In total there are more than 100 kilometers of trails that visitors can hike along or bike on.
There are several rivers that flow through Fundy National Park including Broad River, Upper Salmon River, Point Wolfe River, and Goose River.
The forest in Fundy National Park is referred to as Acadian forest. It contains both evergreen boreal forest and hardwood forest.
The oldest red spruce tree in the world is located in Fundy National Park. It is more than 400 years old.
Visitors to Fundy National Park can see waterfalls, rivers and streams, mountains, and valleys, as they walk along the numerous hiking trails.
There are at least 25 waterfalls in Fundy National Park, the most photographed being the Dickson Falls.
Wildlife that can be found in Fundy National Park include northern flying squirrels, raccoons, white-tailed deer, coyotes, black bears, moose, beavers, red squirrels, chipmunks, snowshoe hares, shrews and brown bats.
Birds that can be seen in Fundy National Park include sandpipers, great blue herons, plovers, warblers, and woodpeckers, among many others.
There are over 400 lichen species found in Fundy National Park. Lichens are an organism that grows on almost any surface, creating its own food without acting like a parasite to its host.
Winter use of the park is allowed during the day, when visitors can hike, toboggan, or go cross-country skiing.
There are three campgrounds for visitors to Fundy National Park to use including the Chignecto North Campground, Headquarters Campground, and Point Wolfe Campground.
Fundy National Park is protected further by the fact that it is part of the Fundy Biosphere Reserve which was created by UNESCO to cover over 430,000 hectares of the coast of the upper Bay of Fundy coastline.
Fundy National Park is the core region of the Fundy Biosphere Reserve.


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