Reversing Falls, Saint John

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Witness the phenomenon of Reversing Falls on the Saint John River. Caused by the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy, the river flow reverses and causes the "rapids." You can view the falls twice a day at low and high tide from the Fallsview Park viewpoint, on the Reversing Falls Bridge, or another vantage point that offers a bird's-eye view of the river gorge. Visit the information center near the viewpoint for a presentation about the phenomenon. Add Reversing Falls to your Saint John travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Saint John trip itinerary builder.
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  • August 15, 2017
    I will check the tide times and 2 times enjoy. From the Jacuzzi baths with beautiful views from the visitor center and then crossed the bridge to overlook you look under the Strait? Like you can see.
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  • August 14, 2017
    For some reason, I was expecting a bit more 'falls'. Why not just call it for what it is: Reversing rapids based on the tides? It is interesting, and since it's right next to a major road, it's worth ...  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    I recommend that everyone visit the Reversing Rapids/Reversing Falls twice, once at low tide and once at high tide (look up the times online). It was really cool to see the water in the rapids going o...  more »

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