Saturday, 22 June 2013

Chocolate River

While in Moncton last weekend, we visited Riverfront Park for an early morning stroll along the banks of the Petitkodiac River. Known locally as the Chocolate River and once named the most endangered river in Canada, the Petitcodiac raises and falls up to 7.5 meters, twice daily, in scync with the Bay of Fundy tides. As the tide rises, a wave of up to two meters high, known as the tidal bore, gets pushed upstream at speeds of up to 8 mph. Riverfront Park boasts 5 km of twined trails, one paved / one dirt, where visitors can walk, run, bike and skateboard or just relax on one of the many benches. The park is also home to one of Atlantic Canada's largest concrete skateboard parks.

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