Reversing Falls Rapids, Saint John

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Witness the phenomenon of Reversing Falls Rapids 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. Plan to visit Reversing Falls Rapids during your Saint John vacation using our convenient Saint John vacation app .
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  • You have to go when tide coming in and then return for when tide going out in order to view both times both different but wonderful act of nature.  more »
  • We were on a cruise that stopped in Saint John's, New Brunswick. We took a Hop on and Hop Off Bus Tour of City and Rapids. Unfortunately, the rapids only reverse twice a day and it wasn't while we wer...  more »
  • So close to Earl of Leinster B&B that we went at low tide and slack tide and high tide— Great and amazing to see.  more »
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  • The BEST ever! Don't miss it. It's worth the 3000 mile travel to get here. Will come back.
  • Interesting stop if you're passing by. But you'd have to wait a pretty long time to actually observe the reversal.
  • One of the top attractions in the City of Saint John the mighty river of the same name changes direction during ebb and flow of the tide.
  • Amazing. Too bad is low tide. Should be the best attraction in St. John's
  • More like reversing rapids, but how often do you get to see that? The whole area is amazing and I would highly recommend visiting St. John

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