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Community-lead Collaboration, Communication, and Information Sharing Process

What is the

Regional Destination Development?

A first-ever community-led regional development process for the Rural Upper Bay of Fundy region is bringing people together to develop a plan that reflects the area’s unique community assets and opportunities.

The initiative covers an area that stretches from Hillsborough, Riverside Albert, Alma through Sussex, St. Martins, and the adjacent rural areas and brings together business operators, non-profit organizations, residents, and local municipal officials.

Explore the Upper Rural Fundy Region with Driftscape.

Explore what the area offers regarding historic places, covered bridges, natural wonders, and arts and culture. Getting started is easy, simply download the Driftscape mobile app to get real-time information based on your current location.

How to use Driftscape

  1. Scroll in and out of the map view using your mouse or the +/- buttons on the top left corner to see all of the points of interest in a certain area.

  2. Use the search feature by clicking on the magnifying glass icon and typing in a specific item. For example, you can type "tree sculptures" or "utility boxes" to find those locations.

  3. Toggle between map and list view using the icons on the top right corner. In map view, click on the icon of a specific location to find photos and details. Click again to expand the view. In list view, click on a location to expand.

  4. Find tour options and event details by clicking on the top left menu icon and checking “Tours” or "Events" under “I want to discover…”

Map of Project Regions

We would like to begin by saying that the land on which we gather is the traditional unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Wabanaki People and is covered by the Covenant Chain of Sacred Peace and Friendship Treaties signed between 1725 and 1779. These treaties have been affirmed and are protected by Section 35 of the Canada Constitution. We would like to extend our appreciation for the opportunity to live, learn, and work on their territory.

Fatbiking at

Waterside Beach

UNESCO Fundy Bioshere Reserve

Community Management

The project is co-managed by a Working Group, which includes people from around the region, and is administered by The Friends of Fundy, a non-profit charitable organization, which provides financial and administrative management for the project.

The members of the Working Group are:

  • Micha Fardy, Friends of Fundy, Alma (co-lead)

  • Mike Carpenter, Bay of Fundy Adventures, St. Martins (co-lead)

  • Janet Clouston, Albert County Historical Society and Museum, 

  • Dr. Jennifer Dingman, UNESCO Biosphere Region, Stonehammer Global Geopark

  • Jamie Hare, Poley Mountain Resorts, Waterford

  • Michelle Harvey-Larsen, Studio On the Marsh, Harvey (Fundy Tourism - ACTA)

  • Jordan Jamison, St. Martins & District Chamber of Commerce, St. Martins

  • Jason Thorne, Community Services Director, Town of Sussex

  • Bob Rochon, Mayor, Village of Fundy-Albert

  • Phyllis Sutherland, Ponderosa Pines Campground, Lower Cape (Fundy Tourism - ACTA)

Bay of Fundy Coastline



Frozen Mudflats

UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve

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