Fundy National Park
When you’re in Alma, you're on the doorstep of Fundy National Park – one of the most beautiful parks in Canada.
It’s noted for its many kilometres of well-maintained hiking trails. Choose between coastal trails that offer seaside terrain, or inland trails that feature spectacular waterfalls. The well-trained bilingual interpretation staff offers daily educational programs, and special events (in season).
Guided beach walks are available for all ages, and the outdoor theatre presents nightly programs. The Park also offers a heated outdoor salt-water swimming pool overlooking the Bay, as well as a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, lawn bowling, and for the kids, an adventure playground complete with a falcon’s perch.
In summer, boat rentals – canoes, kayaks, and rowboats – are available at Bennett Lake.
In winter, you can take to your cross-country skis or snowshoes on the park’s 50 (fifty!) km network of groomed trails.
Cleveland Place is located right in the middle of town, and everything is within walking distance.
Lobsters and scallops are landed every day in season at high tide by the village fishing fleet. Alma is also the birthplace of Molly Kool, North America’s first female sea captain, who earned her captain’s papers in 1939.
Here you can experience the world famous giant tides of Fundy. At low tide one can walk out for over a kilometre onto the ocean floor, or hunt for fossils in Precambrian rocks over 750 million years old.
Alma has been a good neighbour and service centre for visitors to Fundy Park since 1950. The village has two lobster and scallop retail stores; upscale and casual dining; coffee shops; eclectic stores for gifts and books; museum, churches, general stores, a gas station, and even a new coffee roaster and micro-brewery!
Create your vacation memories here -- and return again and again to enjoy Alma's maritime hospitality.
Our Surrounding Area
Photographers and naturalists enjoy the wildlife and flowers of the area as well as the many scenic spots overlooking the Bay of Fundy.
At Mary’s Point, part of the Fundy coastline has been set aside as a bird sanctuary. During late July and early August, tens of thousands of migrating birds can be observed at their feeding stop here, on their way to South America.
At Waterside, a long stretch of salt marsh separates the coast road from the beach, creating a haven for birders. Cleveland Place offers picnickers a gourmet lunch at a secluded Waterside location – ask your hostess!
At Cape Enrage, a lighthouse stands above rocky cliffs in a striking seascape. The site also offers an excellent restaurant with a lunch and dinner menu, gift shop, and adventures – cliff-side rappelling, rock climbing, kayaking, and a brand new zip-line!
A short drive away are the famous “flowerpot” Hopewell Rocks, another natural wonder created by the massive tides of the Bay of Fundy.
Local artisans along scenic Route 915 include potters, glass blowers, woodworkers, blacksmiths, and ceramic sculptors. Ask your hosts to point you toward your interests for unique tours, gift shopping, and memorable sights.
We invite you to take advantage of all our area has to offer, every season, though it may be a tall order squeezing it all in – so why not stay a few more days?