The Bay of Fundy is a natural phenomenon of a 270 km (170 mile) long ocean bay that’s home to the world’s highest tides (54 feet/16m). Located on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine, on Canada’s east coast. The Bay of Fundy is a funnel-shaped tongue of ocean separating Nova Scotia from New Brunswick.
The bay is home to several islands, there are over 25 islands within this group (The Fundy Island). Some of the larger islands are inhabited year-round while some of the smaller islands may have seasonal residents. eg. Grand Manan Island which is the largest at the boundary with the Gulf of Maine. The Bay of Fundy has a diverse ecosystem and a marine biodiversity comparable to the Amazon Rainforest. It contains and sustains a great variety of fishery and wildlife resources and provides habitat for a number of rare or endemic species. Its waters are populated with up to 12 species of whales, an abundance of dolphins, porpoises, fish, seals, seabirds and more.
The highest water level ever recorded in the Bay of Fundy system was on October 4–5, 1869, resulted from the combination of high winds, abnormally low atmospheric pressure, and a spring tide.The water level was of 21.6 metres (70.9 feet), the normal tidal average range 16.8 metre (55.1 feet) . The bay is one of 28 finalists in the New 7 Wonders of Nature campaign by popular vote through 2011 and the only one from Canada it truly is one of the greatest natural tourist attractions in the world.