Tourism & Master Planning

Reversing Rapids – Lower River Passage

Saint John, NB

The Reversing Falls is a tired and underachieving tourism attraction in Saint John. The City was looking for a new identity and product experience for the natural phenomenon. Glenn Group Ltd. was selected to undertake this revitalization plan. The plan calls for sweeping changes of how the site will be experienced as a year round attraction. Proposed elements include: new name brand, interactive interpretive centre complete with experiential theatre on a moving floor and giant screen, displays and exhibits, signage, public art, guides, tours, people movers, adventure centre for zip lining over the rapids, kayaks, rock climbing, interactive watershed amphitheatre with videos shown on the water spray, trails, integration with other trails and parks, light show on the bridge and a lunar tide clock schedule of events at the site related to the tide events. A half hour stop at the Reversing Falls will be transformed into a full day and evening of exciting and educational events themed around the rapids.