Five Islands Provincial Park

The Place: Five Islands Provincial Park

The Treasure: Walking on the ocean floor, and more!

 

Our intended destination for the day was for another wilderness area but it didn’t pan out – but that’s okay, these things happen for a reason, right?

Five Islands Provincial Park is an 87 camp site park that sits along the north side of the Bay of Fundy.

The park has three main trails. Economy Loop at 3.4 kms, Estuary at 3.1 kms and Red Head 2.2 kms one way (4.4 total). Each estimated to take between 2 and 3 hours to hike.

 

Five Islands Provincal Park
Butterfly along Red Head Trail

 

We ended up hiking through part of Red Head trail before turning back. We’d gotten there late since it wasn’t our original destination for the day and didn’t want to miss our chance at… well, you’ll see. ;)

 

Five Islands Provincal Park
Long walk, need rest.

 

There’s quite a few look offs in the park, offering a great view of the ocean below.. when it’s there. :)

 

Five Islands Provincal Park
Another look off spot
Five Islands Provincal Park
One of the lookoffs

 

Perhaps the main attraction of the park and something everyone should experience is seeing it at low tide and getting a chance to walk along the ocean floor.

 

Five Islands Provincial Park
Walk along the ocean floor
Five Islands Provincial Park
Another view of the ocean floor

 

If you want to experience walking on the ocean floor you’ll have to time your trip with low tide or plan to spend most of the day there to catch it. Please be careful! Parts of the area will be under 40-50 feet of water at high tide and it comes in faster than you’d think.

 

Five Islands Provincial Park
About 40% tide

 

Five Islands Provincal Park
15 mins later

 

Be sure to put Five Islands Provincial Park on your must visit list – because it’s just neat to say you walked on the ocean floor. :)

 

Here is the current weather and a map to help you plan your trip:  

Weather for Five Islands Provincial Park
Today 09/22/2014 09/23/2014 09/24/2014 09/25/2014 09/26/2014
It is forecast to be Fog at 9:00 PM ADT on September 21, 2014
Fog
24°/16°
It is forecast to be Rain at 9:00 PM ADT on September 22, 2014
Rain
24°/7°
It is forecast to be Fog at 9:00 PM ADT on September 23, 2014
Fog
16°/5°
It is forecast to be Clear at 9:00 PM ADT on September 24, 2014
Clear
15°/1°
It is forecast to be Clear at 9:00 PM ADT on September 25, 2014
Clear
20°/7°
It is forecast to be Partly Cloudy at 9:00 PM ADT on September 26, 2014
Partly Cloudy
20°/5°

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