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Reversing Falls

This portion of the Saint John River is where a rare geologic wonder takes place. Choose from several fun ways to experience it.

Reversing Falls is like few other places in the world. Here, see one river flowing in two opposite directions. The rapids at Reversal Falls change direction as a result of three different tides: low, slack and high. 

To truly appreciate what makes Reversing Falls special, visit just before the end of low tide. During low tide, the falls most vigorously rush through the gorge. Billions of gallons of water flow out to the Bay of Fundy each day. 

After low tide, witness 20 minutes of calm that marks slack tide. The river becomes superficially placid, even though currents tug beneath the surface. Notice that boats floating on the river reverse during this period, traveling in the opposite direction at the onset of high tide. 

Visit the information centre at Reversing Falls to learn about the geologic features that give rise to these unusual currents.

Take a leisurely tour of the rapids, riding the Reversing Falls Sightseeing Boat Tour, which runs through calm portions of the river. Relax in the shade of a covered boat and admire the views of Saint John on either side of you. 

For more excitement, take the jet boat tour. Speed through the rapids and make sharp turns. Your expert boat driver will provide a fun but safe time. This is a wet ride, so buckle up the raincoat you are given. 

Another great way to experience Reversing Falls is to soar above it on the Saint John Adventures Zipline. 

If you are an experienced kayaker, make a special whitewater trip both up and downstream in your own kayak. Be sure you are fully informed before traveling on the river alone. Parts of it are dangerous.

To get to Reversing Falls, drive to Saint John and walk to its southern end along the Bay of Fundy. Hike in shoes you won’t mind getting wet.


Best Lodging Options Near Reversing Falls

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Hilton Saint John $102
Hilton Saint John

Hilton Saint John

1 Market Sq, Saint John, NB
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in the heart of Saint John, this luxury hotel is steps from New Brunswick Museum, Saint John Coast Guard Base Lighthouse, and Market Square. Saint John Police Museum and Harbour Station are also within 10 minutes.

    Hampton Inn & Suites Saint John $95
    Hampton Inn & Suites Saint John

    Hampton Inn & Suites Saint John

    51 Fashion Drive, Saint John, NB
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Situated in a shopping district, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Stewart Hurley Arena, Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, and Saint Joseph's Hospital. Rockwood Park is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

      Chateau Saint John Trademark Collection by Wyndham $88
      Chateau Saint John Trademark Collection by Wyndham

      Chateau Saint John Trademark Collection by Wyndham

      369 Rockland Rd, Saint John, NB
         
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in the heart of Saint John, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Stone Church, Harbour Station, and Saint John Arts Centre. Saint Joseph's Hospital and Loyalist House are also within 15 minutes.

        Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John $95
        Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John

        Delta Hotels by Marriott Saint John

        39 King St, Saint John, NB
           
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in the heart of Saint John, this hotel is steps from Saint John Police Museum, Market Square, and Loyalist House. New Brunswick Museum and Saint John Coast Guard Base Lighthouse are also within 5 minutes.

          Fundy Heights B&B
          Fundy Heights B&B

          Fundy Heights B&B

          Young Street ,360, Saint John, NB
             
            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Saint John, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Carleton Martello Tower and Lancaster Mall. Hilton Belyea Arena and Reversing Falls are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Saint John $68
            Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Saint John

            Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Saint John

            1011 Fairville Blvd, Saint John, NB
               
              2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the business district, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Lancaster Mall and Reversing Falls. Stonehammer Geopark and Carleton Martello Tower are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Holiday Inn Express Saint John Harbour Side $90
              Holiday Inn Express Saint John Harbour Side

              Holiday Inn Express Saint John Harbour Side

              400 Main Street, Saint John, NB
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in the heart of Saint John, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lord Beaverbrook Rink and 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from Saint John Regional Hospital. Fort Howe and New Brunswick Museum are also within 15 minutes.

                Canadas Best Value Inn St. John $73
                Canadas Best Value Inn St. John

                Canadas Best Value Inn St. John

                10 Portland Street, Saint John, NB
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Saint John, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Lord Beaverbrook Rink and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Saint John Regional Hospital. Fort Howe and New Brunswick Museum are also within 10 minutes.