Reversing Falls Rapids, Saint John

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Water Body · Nature / Park
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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  • The Reversing Falls are interesting to see but they're certainly not spectacular. If you're within a 10 minute drive or walk, I'd say go there. But I wouldn't go out of my way to experience them and.....  more »
  • Lol. Are you serious? First off, you have to make sure you’re there at the right time of day to make sure the tides are at the precise time. But beyond that, ouuuuu, water moving the other way...  more »
  • Unless you can go at low tide and high tide, you basically need to take their word for it
  • The view was amazing and the sign has an ok explanation. The lookout from down below was cool to watch from but the stairs and trail may need to be rethought over because when it rains it is not the best to down to.

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