Tourist attractions along New Brunswick's Fundy Coastal Trail require a minimum of twelve hours for full appreciation. Over twelve hours you can witness high tide, low tide, high slack tide and low slack tide. And during those twelve hours, you can watch one of the maritime wonders of the world through full cycle.
Along the coast are other maritime attractions. At Hopewell Rocks, visitors walk out on the ocean floor and look up at rocks many times their height. Then, they wash their shoes, mucky from the red river silt on the beach, and wait for the tides to cover the rocks six hours and thirty nine feet later.
In Moncton, the Peticodiac River's attraction is a tidal bore. Years ago the tidal bore was a very impressive high wall of water that surged in through the narrow river opening, a large wave pushing the river to reverse. However, a causeway built across the river has blocked the bore, and usually the river-wide wave is only a few inches high. Erma Bombeck wrote after seeing the tidal bore: "A trickle of brown water, barely visible, slowly edged its way up the river toward us with all the excitement of a stopped-up toilet."