Accessibility

Accessibility

The Hopewell Rocks park has an upper site and a lower site, connected by graveled paths and a shuttle service. (See Park Map)

The Upper Site

The main parking area and entrance kiosk for the Hopewell Rocks park are situated on the upper level of a bluff to provide our visitors with access to a spectacular vista of the Bay of Fundy before they walk via wide graveled pathways to various viewing decks, our lower site and the beach area. The Interpretive Centre, Tidal Treasures gift shop and High Tide Café are also situated on the upper site.

Please keep in mind, that if a walker is your mode of transportation, that some walking will still be necessary to get from the parking lots to the shuttle service and Interpretive Centre, with a be distances of about 150 meters+ (450 feet +).

The park’s Interpretive Centre, High Tide Café, Tidal Treasures gift shop and washroom facilities are wheelchair accessible and our walking trails are suitable for wheelchair navigation. We also offer complimentary passes for the shuttle service to persons with a disability and their companion.

The Lower Site

The lower site is closer to the beach and flowerpot formations. It has a small off-loading and parking area, the Low Tide Café, washrooms and stairway access to the beach  (500 meters 1500 feet). The main public parking area is at the upper site, but for convenience, those with physical disabilities may make arrangements at the entrance kiosk to park their vehicle at our lower site.

While every effort has been made to make the Hopewell Rocks accessible to visitors with physical challenges (i.e. with wheelchairs, walkers or motorized personal transportation vehicles), the ocean floor is not wheelchair accessible or recommended for visitors with physical challenges. Access to the beach area is via stairway (101 steps), the beach surface is rocky and uneven in some areas, soft and muddy in others. Some pathways are narrow and difficult to manoeuvre.

While, the beach area is unsuitable for some, all the viewing decks are wheelchair accessible and provide wonderful views of the beach, formations, bay and coastline.

Should you need special arrangements, please speak with park staff and they will assist you. You may also call the park in advance (1-800-734-3429) if you have any concerns.