10 Reasons to Take the mv Fundy Rose Between Saint John and Digby This Fall

Get ready to “fall” for the Maritimes this autumn


Fall is a beautiful time of year, and it’s particularly lovely here in the Maritimes. It’s also the perfect time to take a voyage on the mv Fundy Rose between Saint John, NB, and Digby, NS. A fall ferry ride aboard the mv Fundy Rose is the perfect addition to your upcoming autumn adventure. If you’re planning a trip to Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, here are 10 reasons that the mv Fundy Rose should be part of your voyage.

You can explore the shores of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia the way they should be seen

In the fall, the Maritime coastline is awash in colours. Aboard the  mv Fundy Rose, you’ll have the opportunity to see every changing leaf from the water—as well as picturesque vistas from atop of the Bay of Fundy. These breathtaking views aren’t available from land and will be a memorable part of your journey.

Fall is the best season for whale watching

Anyone who spends a great deal of time on the water will tell you that fall is the best season for whale watching. This is especially true if you’re interested in catching a glimpse of a whale calf. From the mv Fundy Rose observation decks, you’ll have an opportunity to see a wide variety of marine life.

If you want to get up close and personal with the marine life, Saint John and Digby are short drives from spectacular whale watching. If you’re travelling to Saint John, check out Jolly Breeze, while travellers heading to Digby should visit Brier Island Whale and Seabird Cruises.

The ferry gets you to your destination faster

Not only will you experience views and ocean breezes on the ferry that you can’t duplicate on the highway, you’ll also arrive at your destination much faster. The ferry ride between Digby and Saint John is just over two hours—less than half the time it takes to travel by car. A journey you’ll never forget, combined with more time to take in the sights at your destination? Sounds like a perfect combination.

The ferry travels through the Atlantic Flyway

If you’re a bird lover, taking the ferry between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick is a must. That’s because you’ll have the opportunity to pass through the Atlantic Flyway. The Atlantic Flyway is an important migration path for birds travelling south for the colder months. Approximately 360 different types of birds have been spotted in Bay of Fundy Flyway over the years, and the viewing deck on the mv Fundy Rose provides an amazing opportunity to see many of them for yourself.

Aboard the ferry, you can completely relax

A long drive can be tiresome, but a ferry ride offers time to relax and recharge before you hit the road. A favourite activity amongst many of our travellers is to sit back in our movie lounges to watch a film everyone will love. Grab some snacks, kick your feet up, and enjoy family time before you start the next leg of your journey.

The ferry connects you with stunning scenic drives

The Maritimes are known for their many scenic drives spread across the region. Travelling by ferry will get you to these famous routes quickly. When you step off the mv Fundy Rose in Saint John, you can start the River Valley Scenic Drive almost immediately. Throughout this 500-kilometre journey, you’ll uncover the rich history of the Saint John River Heritage Corridor. Alternatively, travellers arriving in Digby should experience the Digby Necks and Islands Scenic Drive. This drive includes stunning lighthouses, sandy beaches, and offers a unique journey along the coast.

You can fill up on delicious food while you travel

Aboard the mv Fundy Rose, you’ll find the Acadia Eatery. This establishment offers a delectable assortment of food that’s perfect for every meal of the day. Whether you’re looking for tried-and-true favourites like hamburgers, sandwiches, and salads, or special Maritime specials like lobster rolls, fish and chips, and the legendary Fisherman’s Platter, you’ll find it all at the Acadia Eatery.

You can bring home Maritime treasures

The Fundy Treasures Gift Shop carries a wonderful assortment of local souvenirs to mark your fall journey. Crafts, accessories, music, and food are just a few of the items you can find in Fundy Treasures, making it the best spot to pick something up for yourself, or someone special.

You can zip from one amazing view to another

The incredible views don’t end once you arrive in Saint John. In fact, they’re only beginning if you head to Saint John Adventures, where you can zip line over the iconic Reversing Falls of Saint John. You’ll soar 100 feet above the water, taking in panoramic views along the way. And if you’re up to the challenge, you can race a fellow traveller.

Bay ferries is the perfect first leg of your adventure to one of the many Maritime fall festivals

Every fall throughout the Maritimes, the festival season comes alive. A trip across the Bay of Fundy on the ferry is the perfect way to make any festival journey more exciting. Whether you’re travelling to a festival along the Argyle, Yarmouth, and Acadian shores, or one of the other endless number of music, arts, and culture festivals around the region, the mv Fundy Rose can bring you there—making memories every kilometre of your journey.

An awesome autumn includes a trip on the mv Fundy Rose between Saint John and Digby

The ferry is a delightful experience in the fall. Between the crisp ocean breeze, the ever-changing colours of the coastline, and the adventures awaiting you on either side of the Bay of Fundy, a fall trip aboard the mv Fundy Rose is one you’ll want to take again and again.

Check out the schedule to learn when the ferry is sailing and then book your fall adventure today!

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