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Reversing Falls

Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 7Y9, Canada
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Saint John, New Brunswick E2M 7Y9, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great stop while in Saint John to see the tide level changes and the impact on the river. Great viewing areas down by the water and also up on the cliffs and the bridge. We stopped and ate lunch at the onsite restaurant.

1  Thank Cantal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A strange phenomenon, but you really can't tell the reverse of the waters unless you stay there most of the day. If in the area though its worth a stop.

Thank classiccatgal
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the Reversing Falls is not actually a waterfall it is truly a phenomenon worth seeing and this restaurant has the very best view to see it from! With walls of glass overlooking the swirling water below you'll be enchanted by the ever-changing ebb and...More

1  Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous. Unusual yet mesmerizing water currents. Not sure if boat rides like those offered in Niagara falls are available. Would Definitely take advantage.

Thank marie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is truly amazing to look at the water with the reserving falls it just shows you how water is so powerful

Thank donald2017510
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Simple message, ..., great ambiance but horrible horrible service and terrible food! Extremely expensive for the quality of food! Honestly stay away!

1  Thank Angie C
Reviewed 23 November 2017

This is an absolute must see if you are here. Of course timing is the most important thing in order to catch high and low tides (6 hours apart). This was truly a breathtaking experience and I was fortunate enough to be able to catch...More

Thank Dana J
Reviewed 20 November 2017

We had a good lunch but the chowder was in a large fancy bowl and a small amount. I had to ask for a roll or bread.it's very pricey. Coffee $2.50 and all desserts were $10. Service good.

Thank Brenda D
Reviewed 15 November 2017

The reversing falls is well worth checking out around high tide. The area has lots of information about the ancient history of the area and provides nice views. There’s a nice walking/running/cycling path from downtown much of the way there.

Thank ThreeFromVancouver
Reviewed 10 November 2017

You will not be thrilled if you come here at the wrong time. The reversing rapids occur when the water from the bay and the water from the river are at different heights thus causing the best rapids action. Check the tide schedule before coming...More

Thank Gene N
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27 May 2017|
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Response from Lynn C | Reviewed this property |
There is a walk way path from the cruise ship but it deosnt go all the way to the falls but u can walk on the side of the road i did it last year and to get back to town would be the same walk back to your cruise ship
11 November 2016|
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Response from Stiegjl | Reviewed this property |
I did not book thru the cruiseline, but the tour companies know what time the ship leaves
24 September 2016|
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Response from Tricia B | Reviewed this property |
I thought Hopewell rocks was the better of the two. Reversing falls is cool, but to see it at its best you have to time it completely correct. Hopewell rocks are similar with having to look at the time, but it has a lot... More