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Reversing Falls Boat Tour picture in Saint John, New Brunswick
Reversing Falls picture in Saint John, New Brunswick
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Reversing Falls Boat Tour picture in Saint John, New Brunswick
Reversing Falls picture in Saint John, New Brunswick
Zip Line over Reversing Falls picture in Saint John, New Brunswick

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According to previous Saint John visitors, this natural phenomenon is sure to wow you. Sitting just west of downtown Saint John, the Reversing Falls is a rocky gorge overlooking gurgling whirlpools, impressive rapids and several small waterfalls. Here's what makes this natural site such an anomaly: The whirlpools, rapids and waterfalls flow one way with the incoming tide and another with the outgoing tide. According to one TripAdvisor user, "It was impressive to see the water churning as the tide changes and the dramatic tidal difference was awesome!"

There are several ways to experience the Reversing Falls. You can watch the churning water from one either Fallsview Park or Reversing Falls Park, or you can observe from above on the rooftop viewing platform (all of these options are free). If you want to get up close and personal, many previous visitors recommend challenging gravity on a zip line tour: Saint John Adventures features a network of five zip lines across the falls. According to one TripAdvisor user, "This is a great zip line to start with if you have never done it before because it is not too high or too long." Tours cost $60 CAD ($60 USD) for adults and $50 CAD ($50 USD) for children and seniors.

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#1 Saint John City Market Sitting at Market Square in downtown Saint John, the Saint John City Market has been in operation since the late 1700s, making it the oldest continuing farmer's market in ... Read more » wolfsavard / Flickr

#2 Reversing Falls According to previous Saint John visitors, this natural phenomenon is sure to wow you. Sitting just west of downtown Saint John, the Reversing Falls is a rocky gorge overlooking gurgling ... Read more » Courtesy of Tourism New Brunswick

#3 Irving Nature Park If you don't feel like trekking all the way to Fundy National Park, you'll find excellent views of the bay just a short drive from downtown at Irving ... Read more » Courtesy of Discover Saint John

#4 Fundy Trail Parkway Saint John's most stunning feature is the Bay of Fundy, and the best way to savor it is to follow the Fundy Trail Parkway. You can walk, bike or ... Read more » Courtesy of Tourism New Brunswick

#5 Fundy National Park Drive about an hour and a half drive east from Saint John, and you'll find yourself in Fundy National Park, one of the last remaining wilderness areas in southern ... Read more » Courtesy of Tourism New Brunswick

#6 New Brunswick Museum The best introduction to Saint John and the surrounding region can be found at the New Brunswick Museum. Sitting about a mile and a half west of downtown Saint John ... Read more » Courtesy of Tourism New Brunswick

#7 Carleton Martello Tower The Carleton Martello Tower is one of nine remaining Martello Towers (small defensive forts built by the British Empire) in Canada and a National Historic Site. This particular fortress was ... Read more » Courtesy of Tourism New Brunswick

#8 Loyalist House If you're interested in history, set aside some time to visit the Loyalist House. This Georgian structure was built in 1817 and originally belonged to British Loyalist Thomas Merritt ... Read more » Cusack5239 / Wikimedia Commons

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Recent travelers strongly recommend a jet boat tour of the Reversing Falls to experience the unique tidal currents. Courtesy of Tourism New Brunswick

You can enjoy Irving Nature Park's diverse ecosystems from one of the many look-out points scattered throughout the park. Courtesy of Discover Saint John

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Fundy National Park is often described as Canada's best-kept secret. There's a good chance that you'll be able to explore the park's beauty without ever running into other visitors. Courtesy of Tourism New Brunswick

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The Carleton Martello Tower is one of nine remainning fortresses of its kind in Canada. Courtesy of Tourism New Brunswick

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