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Covered Bridges
Covered Bridges

Sussex and surrounding areas are known for their covered bridges,some dating back 150+years enjoy the country roads and atmosphere all the time using Sussex KOA as you home base

Fundy National Park
Fundy National Park

Experience the world's highest tides – not to mention pristine forests, deluxe campgrounds and a taste of Atlantic Canada culture – at Fundy National Park. Paddle in a kayak as the waters rise up to 12 meters or more. Walk the otherworldly sea floor at low tide. Or venture inland where trails lead to waterfalls deep in Acadian forests.

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Sussex Murals
Sussex Murals

Sussex Murals - Make the Mural Capital of Atlantic Canada part of your travel plans this year! You'll marvel at 27 panoramic scenes telling the larger-than-life stories at the heart of the Picture Province. Internationally-renowned artists have captured our rich local history in vibrant colour throughout the communities of Sussex and Sussex Corner. We invite you to visit this one-of-a-kind ‘outdoor art gallery' where you can enjoy the stories of the region's heritage, from its start as a Maliseet community to our proud role as a world leader today. Stroll amid New Brunswick giants of industry, sport and legend. Marvel at their courage, foresight and determination in detailed scenes sure to delight and amaze you. It's storytelling at its best, and you'll want to see every line.

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Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick
Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick

NB Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick was founded by members of NB's agricultural community to let others know about our province's pride in its rural roots.
The Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick is dedicated to the collection, documentation, interpretation, demonstration, and display of artifacts that are reminiscent of the family farm as it existed primarily prior to the 1970's. In addition to the museum's collections, the museum tries to accomplish its mission in several ways: by holding a harvest day demonstration, on the last Saturday of September, that includes the use of a locally manufactured threshing machine, a horse tread mill that powers a drag saw and a dog tread mill that operates a butter churn. The other event that the Museum hosts is the very popular Antique Power Show. Hundreds of artifacts and documents have been carefully gathered over the years. We now have one of the most impressive collections in the Atlantic Provinces.

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Princess Louise Park Show Centre
Princess Louise Park Show Centre

The Princess Louise Park Show Centre Inc. is Eastern Canada's premier Agricultural Exhibition Center. Equine shows, clinics and expos, Agility Dogs, 4-H and youth group activities, Livestock Shows, Sales and Exhibitions, Forestry and other Trade shows such as New Brunswick Cattle Penning Club.

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Fundy Trail Parkway
Fundy Trail Parkway

The ultimate Bay of Fundy eco-adventure. Drive the paved parkway that hugs the coastal cliffs. Lace up your hiking boots and hop on your mountain bike and explore the trails. These connect to paths and stairways which lead to pristine beaches and tumbling waterfalls, Precambrian rocks, 250m cliffs that tower at the water's edge. If that doesn't take your breath away, just check out the view - the spectacular, stunning Bay of Fundy. The trail has been carved out of the Fundy Escarpment, one of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas between Florida and Labrador. Most of the elements of the Fundy ecosystem exist within this area including the dramatic Fundy tides. At the Interpretive Centre you'll find original artifacts and old photos from a bygone era, when logging, fishing and shipbuilding were an economic mainstay of this region. Above the Centre, there is a suspension bridge across the sparkling waters of the Big Salmon River and the beginning of the wilderness Fundy Footpath.

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Sussex Golf & Curling Club
Sussex Golf & Curling Club

Sussex Golf & Curling Club is an 18-hole golf and 4-sheet curling facility located just outside the town of Sussex in Kings County, New Brunswick, Canada. Did you know? In PROGRESS magazine's Best of the East readers' survey, Sussex was a regional runner-up in the Golf Course category – #1 in New Brunswick!

148 Picadilly

Sussex, NB E4E 5L2

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Village of Alma
Village of Alma

The village is on the edge of Fundy National Park is famous for sea food,  baked goods, a very eclectic book store, and gift shops. You will never get tired of this area with so many attractions and activities close at hand, there is sea kayaking, swimming in a seawater pool nearby, and of course the many hiking opportunities. Our constant summer guests are the hummingbirds - the bay is the most traveled migration route for so many bird species that you do not want to leave your cameras and binoculars at home.

8 School Street

Alma, NB 8 School Street

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Hopewell Rocks- Flower Pot Rocks
Hopewell Rocks- Flower Pot Rocks

The Hopewell Rocks is a place to pause…a place to appreciate a remarkable story interwoven through time, tide, and the intricacies of nature. These are the highest tides in the world. And they happen twice a day....every day.The reddish cliffs at the Hopewell Rocks were first formed millions of years ago as a massive mountain range - older than the Appalachians and larger than the Canadian Rockies - slowly eroded. Mud, pebbles and rock washed down the mountains into the valley. Over time, these deep layers of sediment compressed into solid rock, forming the basis for the flowerpot formations.Through the millennia, as the earth's crust twisted and tilted, the rock layer broke into blocks, creating vertical fissures. Rain and ice whittled away at these fissures, separating the cliffs into chunks of rocks. The last ice glacier retreated about 13,000 years ago.This area was once a dry rift valley, but after the Ice Age, the valley filled with water, creating the Bay of Fundy. While rain and ice continue to erode from the top, the daily tidal action wears away at the bases of the cliffs and rock formations. One can clearly see how high the tides rise by looking at the narrow curved bases of the formations.Today, visitors clambering over and between clusters of rounded mounds cloaked in rockweed may not realize that these are the remains of age-old formations, toppled by the tide, and slowly disintegrating as the Bay of Fundy tides continue to sculpt the flowerpots of the future and erase those of the past.The fascinating geology of the natural rock formations at the Hopewell Rocks, on the Bay of Fundy, is a history worth learning.The story begins over 600 million years ago when two continents collided and the Caledonia Highlands Mountain range was formed. Over time, these mountains eroded; rocks and pebbles washed down from the mountain into the level ground of a wide rift valley. Over millions of years, these layers of rock and pebble compressed and cemented together into a large shelf of conglomerate rock interspersed with layers of fine sandstone.Millions of years later, during a period of tectonic activity, these layers of conglomerate, sandstone and shale were uplifted and tilted to a 30-45º angle. Vertical cracks or fissures divided the rock into large blocks. Ice and rain caused these fissures in the rocks to widen and erode forming the beginnings of the flowerpot formations.With the retreat of the Ice Age, a mere 13,000 years ago, this dry valley bed filled with the glacial meltwater and the sea level rose. This was the birth of the Bay of Fundy.
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131 Discovery Rd

Hopewell Cape, NB E4H 4Z5

877-734-3429

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Lighthouses
Lighthouses

New Brunswick is home to many light houses. See the front desk for more information

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AX: The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex
AX: The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex

AX, the Arts & Culture Centre of Sussex. 12 Maple Avenue, Sussex, New Brunswick.AX welcomes approximately 1600-2000 visitors to our arts and culture centre each month. People have come from Sussex and all across Canada, the United States, and even some from Europe and the Middle East.A hub for arts and cultureAX is a charitable organization that offers multi-disciplinary arts and culture programming, and our mission is to promote and support arts and culture to enhance creativity and the quality of life in the greater Sussex region.We aim to:

  • Connect art, artists, and the public
  • Present dynamic exhibitions, art and fine craft classes, and live music and literary performances
  • Offer artists and the public fresh and innovative experiences from near and far

Our building is located in the heart of Sussex, New Brunswick and consists of a licensed restaurant called Knocks Café, an outdoor patio, a professional, climate-controlled and secure gallery, a Ceramics Centre, and artists' studios for rent.Hours of operationTue-Wed, 10am – 3pmThur-Sat, 10am – 4pm

12 Maple Avenue,

Sussex, NB E4E 2N5

506-433-8351

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Village of St Martins
Village of St Martins

St. Martins is a place of tidal wonder at the  heart of the Bay of Fundy.  Life here is governed by the rhythm of the world's highest tides.  A colourful fleet of fishing boats wait in the Bay for the high tide to rise and fill the empty harbour with water so that they can unload their catch.Walkers and hikers consult the tidal charts to find the best time to walk the ocean floor out to sea caves, caverns and arches.  The tide rises,  soon erasing their footsteps, filling the caves and caverns with water.  Beaches, the harbour and the sea caves change twice each day, every time you see them they are different.The tide races and rages around the scenic Quaco Head Lighthouse, creating treacherous beauty that through history, sank great sailing ships.  The tide fills and recedes each day from vast salt marshes, creating an incubator of life that sustains the entire Bay of Fundy ecosystem.St. Martins in a place of great natural beauty and is the gateway to the Fundy Trail, the last undeveloped stretch of of wilderness coastline in North America.  Walking trails and a low speed roadway wind along the coast past waterfalls, secluded beaches, picnic areas and breathtaking vistas across the Bay to Nova Scotia

424 Main Street

St. Martins, NB E5R 1C3

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St. Martins Sea Caves
St. Martins Sea Caves

The Village's premier attraction is the St. Martins sea caves.  Walkers and hikers consult the tidal charts to find the best time to walk the ocean floor out to sea caves, caverns and arches.The tide  rises,  soon erasing their footsteps, filling the caves and caverns with water.  The tide rises and falls every 6 hours and 13 minutes , creating new times for high and low tides every day.The tidal range can be up to 38 feet on our shores in St. Martins.The amount of water that flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy in a day is equal to all of the water pumped into all of the oceans by all of the rivers of the earth.

424 Main Street

St. Martins, NB 424 Main Street

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The World's Largest Lobster
The World's Largest Lobster

Shediac is recognized the world over as "The Lobster Capital of the World" for its lobster fishing industry. For that reason, in 1989 the Shediac Rotary Club thought it fitting to erect a monument in tribute of the delectable crustacean and promote its role in the development of our community.The late Winston Bronnum from Penobquis, (Sussex) New Brunswick, was commissioned to create this magnificent showpiece.The monument stands at 11 m (35 ft.) in length, 5 m (16 ft.) in width and 5 m (16 ft.) in height. Why is it called the World's Largest Lobster? Because the sculpture weighs around 90 tonnes; the lobster alone weighs 55 tonnes while the pedestal weighs around 35 tonnes. A staircase was erected on the pedestal to allow visitors to climb up on the monument to have their pictures taken

229 Main St.

Shediac, NB E4P 2E3

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World's Highest Tides
World's Highest Tides

ides in the Bay of FundyTry our interactive tide animations!Twice each day, 160 billion tonnes of seawater flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy — more than the combined flow of the world's freshwater rivers! The Bay of Fundy's tides transform the shorelines, tidal flats and exposed sea bottom as they flood into the bay and its harbours and estuaries.The best place to experience the tides of the Bay of Fundy is within the World's Highest Tides Ecozone. Located around the two upper basins of the Bay, this area has a distinct coastal geography. Tides in this coastal zone reach a peak of around 16 m (50') — the height of a 5-storey building. This is many times higher than typical tides on the rest of the Atlantic coast! The huge tides expose the sea bottom and shape the coastline.The ecology of the World's Highest Tides Ecozone is unique. Each August, vast tidal flats are feeding areas for thousands of migratory shorebirds and have been designated western hemisphere shorebird reserves.When can you experience the tides?

  • Visitors can see 2 extraordinary high and low tides every 24 hours.
  • The time between a high tide and a low tide is, on average, 6 hours and 13 minutes. As such, you can reasonably expect to see at least one high and one low tide during daylight hours.
  • Tide times change, approximately one hour later each day. Tide times also vary slightly for different locations around the Bay.
  • Check with the community you are planning to visit for accurate high and low tide times.

Are the Bay of Fundy tides a 50' wall of water?The Bay's tides officially measure over 15 m (50' in height), but the incoming tide is not a 50' wall of water. It takes 6 hours for the tides to change from low tide to high tide. That means it takes more than an hour for the tide to rise 10' vertically. But the tide is a powerful force. In some places, it can change the direction of a river (the reversing rapids in Saint John, N.B.) or create tidal bore that flows against the current. There are many places where you can see and experience the awesomeness of the tides.

Beaches
Beaches

Our area has miles of beaches. Some are sandy while others are rocky, all are unique.You can reach some by land while others are accessible only by kayak. You can enjoy a walk or a day. Drop by the office for more informationNew Brunswick is a premier boating and water sports destination. You can enjoy our beaches perfect for swimming, coastlines both rugged and gentle and storied rivers ripe for exploration.Use our marinas as a launching point to bring you to sun-baked islands, secret coves and lost lagoons. And here in New Brunswick, boating can mean everything from thrilling zodiac rides and sunset cruises.

Cape Enrage
Cape Enrage

The Bay of Fundy is one of the Marine Wonders of the World with tides rising as much as 16.3m (53 vertical feet) over a 12-hour period twice each day. Cape Enrage offers one of the most spectacular views of the natural phenomenon from its towering cliffs and has been a light station and fog alarm since 1838; the current light tower is over 140 years old

Experience the thrill of a lifetime! Get a unique view of the world famous Bay of Fundy from our over-600ft long zip line.The zip line is typically open on a daily basis and walk-ins are welcome; when space permits, reservations are HIGHLY Recommended and the only way to guarantee space or please give us a call before you come.Enjoy Rappelling an exhilarating descent on the 43m (142 ft) cliffs overlooking the Bay of Fundy's giant tides and spectacular currents.  All rappelling equipment is provided and our experienced Adventure Guides will give you pre-instruction, as well as pointers during the entire rappel session.The actual number of descents depends upon your energy and the fitness of the group.  Generally, 2 or more rappel runs can be anticipated.  Return to the rappel deck at the cliff top is via a stairway from the fossil beach and subsequently along a hillside trail. The return walk/hike is the most exhausting part of the rappelling adventure and takes 3-5 minutes for the average person.

650 Cape Enrage Rd

Waterside, NB E4H 4Z4

506-887-2273

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