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Bay of Fundy is one of Canada's own wonders of nature.

Canadian Tourism Commission congratulates Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership as finalist in New7Wonders of Nature contest

VANCOUVER, Nov. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - The Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) congratulates the Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership for bringing the Bay in as a finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature contest. While today's announcement of the top 7 did not include Atlantic Canada's Bay of Fundy, this remarkable campaign caught the attention of the world and the hearts of many Canadians.

"That the Bay of Fundy placed as a finalist for the New7Wonders of Nature is unto itself fabulous recognition, and a public boost for Canada's tourism industry," said Michele McKenzie, CTC President & CEO. "As a result of the Bay being showcased throughout this social media campaign, people from across Canada and around the world have been drawn toward this must-have experience they can enjoy in Atlantic Canada."

Stretching between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada's east coast, the Bay of Fundy is truly one of the country's most extraordinary natural wonders and attracts an average of a million nature tourists every year.

One hundred billion tonnes of sea water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy twice daily - more water than the combined flow of all the world's fresh water rivers.

Fundy's extreme tides create a dynamic and diverse marine ecosystem. The Bay is renowned for its coastal rock formations, extreme tidal effects (vertical, horizontal, rapids and bores) and sustainable coastal development. It is also a critical international feeding ground for migratory birds, a vibrant habitat for rare and endangered whales, and one of the world's most significant plant and animal fossil discovery regions.

Started in 2007, the New7Wonders of Nature campaign is an initiative to create a list of seven natural wonders. The Bay of Fundy made list of the top 28 from over 440 original participants representing over 220 countries.

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Video with caption: "Video: Video B-roll: The Bay of Fundy".

Image with caption: "Canada's Bay of Fundy, renowned for having the highest tides on the planet, is one of the country's most extraordinary natural wonders and attracts about a million tourists every year. Credit: New Brunswick Dept. of Tourism and Parks (CNW Group/Canadian Tourism Commission)". 

Image with caption: "This series of photos shows the rising tide at Hopewell Rocks, NB, in the Bay of Fundy. One hundred billion tonnes of sea water flow in and out of the Bay twice daily - more water than the combined flow of all the world's fresh water rivers. Credit: New Brunswick Dept. of Tourism and Parks (CNW Group/Canadian Tourism Commission)".

Image with caption: "This series of photos shows the rising tide at Hopewell Rocks, NB, in the Bay of Fundy. One hundred billion tonnes of sea water flow in and out of the Bay twice daily - more water than the combined flow of all the world's fresh water rivers. Credit: New Brunswick Dept. of Tourism and Parks (CNW Group/Canadian Tourism Commission)".

Image with caption: "This series of photos shows the rising tide at Hopewell Rocks, NB, in the Bay of Fundy. One hundred billion tonnes of sea water flow in and out of the Bay twice daily - more water than the combined flow of all the world's fresh water rivers. Credit: New Brunswick Dept. of Tourism and Parks (CNW Group/Canadian Tourism Commission)".

For further information:

nevin [dot] margaret [at] ctc-cct [dot] ca (Margaret Nevin)
Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Tourism Commission
Tel: 604.638.8406