Hopewell Rocks
Hopewell Rocks
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The Hopewell Rocks is located along the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world. It offers a unique natural experience of both high and low tides. Enjoy the multi-media exhibit in the Interpretive Centre, scenic walking trails and lookouts. Make sure you take the time to experience our guided tour and a warm meal. Entrance passes valid for two consecutive days.
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  • 63impala
    Stoneham, Massachusetts1,226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic!
    What a fantastic place. Where else can you at one point see impressive rocks surrounded by water and a few hours later, walk down amongst the rocks at low tide? The rocks are impressive and worth ever second of your time to check them out. Impressive
    Visited June 2023
    Written 22 June 2023
  • Ron S
    Calgary, Canada41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tide Planning is Key
    Arrived at middle of low tide and wandered around sea floor taking in the sites. Started exploring to the right at the bottom of the stairs. Then proceeded to walk back to the far end of the beach in the other direction. Budget 60-90 minutes. Explored some of the look outs and had lunch at interpretive centre (pretty good options and reasonably priced) to fill some time so we could get a glimpse of Rocks when tides rose. Could not wait until high tide but were able to watch dramatic changes to the landscape. Experience did not disappoint.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Rebecca L
    Atlanta, Georgia1,543 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gorgeous
    We explored Hopewell Rocks at low tide since we arrived close to closing time. It was amazing as we took the 99 stairs down to the ocean floor and walked around the base of the iconic arch and all the coves. Be prepared for lots of walking.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 22 July 2023
  • PTMOM2
    Roscoe, Illinois44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see at low and high tide
    This is a must see place both at low tide and at high tides. At low tide we spent about an hour on the ocean floor walking around in the mud and exploring. Be prepared with appropriate foot wear as you WILL GET MUDDY! We went back the next day to peer down at the rocks at high tide but only spent a few minutes taking pictures to compare before heading back.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 July 2023
  • BLMerce
    Kensington, Maryland919 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved the experience
    Walking on the sea bed of the Bay of Fundy was a wonderful learning experience for our homeschooled grandsons. We watched the tide come in one day and hiked for an hour during low tide the next day. There are hoses and brushes to clean your shoes and you can purchase a token for a ride up the hill.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 September 2023
  • Barbara
    92 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So glad we visited
    Beautiful park, wonderfully maintained, with well informed and helpful staffing. Loved it! Came in morning for low tide, wore comfy rubber boots and walked on bay floor by flower pots. Place to rinse shoes after. Walked down and took shuttle back up after checking out ramp farther down. Good lunch at interpretative center, nice gift shop, rest rooms. Great spots around to sit and picnic, Came back later for high tide. Next day, tickets good for two days, walked other direction to visit Des Demoiselles. Lovely quiet walk, recommend it highly.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
  • traveltheworld461
    Fort McMurray, Canada2,873 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Check the tide tables before you go
    Check the tide times before you head out. Three hours before and after low tide you can walk on the ocean floor. Definitely recommend to bring good footwear that can get muddy and/or sprayed off. I wore hiking boots and that was fine. Crocs also seemed popular. It was an easy enough walk down the path and stairs to the flowerpots rocks. Alternatively you can take the $2 golf cart shuttle. Gorgeous place and really cool natural wonder. We enjoyed the small self-guided interpretive center. The gift shop had a lot of stuff and was reasonably priced.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 October 2023
  • Jamie H-D
    Poole, United Kingdom1,484 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing…
    An incredible few hours spend here witnessing the lowest part of the tide, to start, with the gorgeous sunshine and gentle breeze… plus getting covered in mud, but that’s all part of the fun and adventure. Don’t go wearing your best shoes and clothes if you want to walk on the ocean floor. We stayed long enough to then with was the high tide coming in until it reached its maximum, what a dramatic effect and difference it is, completely changing the landscape, it’s incredible and makes for some stunning pictures. Be sure to check out the view points for gorgeous as well as the tranquil Plage de Demoiselles Beach.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 9 October 2023
  • RG02
    Swindon, United Kingdom306 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit at both low and high tide to enjoy the rocks at their best.
    One of my bucket list items was to visit the Bay of Fundy and the Hopewell Rocks, I was not disappointed. We visited just after low tide, 10.00am, descending the steps and admiring the views from every level. A walk along the beach took us to the various highlights, it’s possible to imagine the shapes of many things amongst the different rock formations. Having spent between 2/3 hours we left the area for a short time before returning to be there at high tide. Watching the water rush in, covering the areas where we had previously walked was fascinating. You should definitely try to visit at both low and high tide. We found the visitor centre and information boards provided us with what we needed to make our visit more interesting.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 October 2023
  • World_travellor79
    Sudbury, Canada165 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nature at it's best
    Absolutely gorgeous. It's incredible the power of nature. Well worth the admission and the time spent to learn about the Bay of Fundy. Just make sure to bring shoes that can handle mud and water! :)
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 November 2023
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kasryan
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I visited recently with friends and kids. Very excited with spectacular views of atlantic coast and the rocks. I would recommend to everyone to check the time when the ocean level is the lowest during the day and visit near that time. The time we arrived was around 9:00AM and the ocean level was too high and the access to the beach near the rocks was closed.
Written 23 May 2024
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Jessica S
Canada498 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
Beautiful! Such an iconic landmark. Paths and stairs were in great repair. Great access. Easy to understand tide schedules accessible online.
Written 24 April 2024
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Travel25346533585
893 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Amazing 28' Tidal Change. The Awesome Power of Nature. To walk on the Ocean Floor the is sometimes under 28' of walk is a humling experience. If someone could harness this Incredile renewable resource the Power would be Incredible
Written 27 March 2024
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Rho
Fort Worth, TX166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
We took this excursion to Hopewell Rocks with our Norwegian Escape cruise. We enjoyed Hopewell Rocks and were glad we went!
As drive time was very long (but comfortable bus and great guide) we did not get to spend a long time there. Yet the water was close to rocks when arrived and visibly down before we left.
There were several steps down but had viewing areas along the way so could stop if wanted.
Unique visit and opportunity so glad we went!
Written 26 February 2024
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AverageJoe55
Atlanta, GA606 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Went here with a group of friends and were able to catch the tide rising. It is worth taking the several flights of stairs down and back up. The volunteers on hand do a great job of keeping you out of harms way and explaining and answering questions. Simply amazing visit!
Written 24 November 2023
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TennisStar602
New Jersey659 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
The Hopewell Rocks consisted of island rock structures just off of the main cliffs. The Bay of Fundy’s tides can surround these structures at times, or these rocks can also be dry. I went to this area when the tides surrounded these rocks. I could not go down to walk on the floor, but I saw the rocks from atop. Many of these rocks supported evergreen trees. It was a very scenic and serene environment.
Written 22 November 2023
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World_travellor79
Sudbury, Canada165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Absolutely gorgeous. It's incredible the power of nature. Well worth the admission and the time spent to learn about the Bay of Fundy. Just make sure to bring shoes that can handle mud and water! :)
Written 17 November 2023
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Tracey
Kariong, Australia32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had a tightly packed schedule on our six week Canadian trip so felt we were extremely lucky to get to Hopewell Rocks at low tide, allowing us to walk on the sea bed and enjoy all the wonderful rock formations from below. It was pretty busy - we were there on 10th September - including some people with pets. It was fun to watch them bounding about joyfully, particularly one retriever puppy who ended up covered in black mud. We chose to use the pathways down to the staircase, which was a lovely walk through a pretty forest. We also did a detour to look out over the clifftop. Unfortunately we were not able to return for high tide but our visit was well worthwhile.
Written 8 November 2023
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TERRAvelista
London, UK18,016 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Not just some rocks as the negative reviews state, although a bit expensive 18 CAD/person is a bit high for maintaining mainly the staircase that leads to the area where the rocks are concentrated.

Having said that, there are very few places around the world as naturally attractive as this area:
- there is a large car park, well maintained, and after paying the fee, you reach the area housing the toilets/shop/info etc
- you can also pay to be taken from here to the area where the rocks are by a driving tour, if you are old or needy but you will miss the beautiful trail between the trees where you can see squirrels, birds, etc and listen to nature
- once you reach the area where the rocks are, there are more toilets and vending machines. Due to being late September, their shop here was closed, thankfully all kids were in school so we came across only large groups of older people
- you can then descend via their well maintained staircase to the sea level and walk to the most further away point where the rocks are, one more mesmerising than the other
- returning, I noticed some people had muddy shoes which they were able to wash in an area not far from the stair case: I guess you are paying for all this maintenance

Some people saying that PEI is cheaper, here is some trivia: returning from the island via that amazing long bridge you have to pay 50.25 CAD - then you realise that even PEI is not that free!!!!
Written 27 October 2023
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RG02
Swindon, UK306 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
One of my bucket list items was to visit the Bay of Fundy and the Hopewell Rocks, I was not disappointed. We visited just after low tide, 10.00am, descending the steps and admiring the views from every level. A walk along the beach took us to the various highlights, it’s possible to imagine the shapes of many things amongst the different rock formations. Having spent between 2/3 hours we left the area for a short time before returning to be there at high tide. Watching the water rush in, covering the areas where we had previously walked was fascinating. You should definitely try to visit at both low and high tide. We found the visitor centre and information boards provided us with what we needed to make our visit more interesting.
Written 12 October 2023
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