Reversing Rapids

200 Bridge Rd.
Saint John, NB E2M 7Y9- Map It

AAA Editor Notes

Reversing Rapids is at the mouth of the Saint John River near the foot of Chesley Dr. (Hwy. 100). The reversing “rapids” are created when, at low tide, the river descends into the ocean at the bottom of a 137-metre-wide (449-ft.) gorge. At slack tide the waters are quiet. Then, with the incoming tide, the ocean rises upstream through the chasm. This phenomenon should be observed at high, low and slack tides to be fully appreciated. Popular vantage points are located at 200 Bridge Rd. and 55 Fallsview Ave. Tide tables are available at CAA Maritimes and visitor information centers in Saint John. Food is available.