Fundy National Park – 2017 Infrastructure Funding Announcement Grand total investment*: $8.2M
Fundy National Park
Located in New Brunswick on Canada’s Atlantic Coast, Fundy National Park encompasses 20 kilometres of dramatic shoreline along the Bay of Fundy, famous for having the world’s highest tides. Twice a day, up to 12 metres of water or more rush in and out, roughly equivalent to the height of a three story building. For visitors, this means exceptional sightseeing and unforgettable kayaking, not to mention a unique chance to explore the sea floor at low tide. More than 100 kilometres of hiking and biking trails ribbon through 206 square kilometres of Acadian forest, leading to thundering waterfalls, freshwater lakes, and scenic river valleys.
Federal Infrastructure Project Funding
Project name: Shoreline Protection for Hwy 114 and Alma Beach Area
Estimated new funding: $8.2M
Project description: This project will focus on shoreline protection measures, using armoured stone and rip rap along the shoreline adjacent to Highway 114, which links the Village of Alma to Fundy National Park at the southeast entrance to the park. These protection measures will prevent erosion due to frequent storm events caused by climate change. In addition, a new longer boardwalk will be constructed to provide visitors with a better experience of the Bay of Fundy’s giant tides. Portions of the existing boardwalk and an older viewing platform will be removed, with a new and longer boardwalk built, that will be connected to the existing one. The new boardwalk will include new observation platforms that provide access to the beach. New trees and marram grass will be planted along the beach to improve ecological integrity, reduce the impacts of shoreline erosion, and to preserve the Alma beach area. Construction will take place throughout the winter months to minimize disruption to visitors. The project is expected to be completed in spring 2018.
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