Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick

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The Hopewell Rocks at low tide

Hopewell Cape is a Canadian village and headland in Albert County, New Brunswick at the northern end of Shepody Bay and the mouth of the Petitcodiac River.

Located 31 kilometres south of Moncton, Hopewell Cape is the former shire town of Albert County. Exact population figures are not maintained; however, it is among the largest communities in the parish of Hopewell, which had a population in 2001 of 786.

Hopewell Cape is the site of the Hopewell Rocks, a world-famous geological formation accessible at low tide on Shepody Bay. Hopewell Cape is also the site of the Albert County Museum that features an original gaol and courthouse. There are plans for displays at the museum that will highlight the life and career of the Hon. Richard B. Bennett, former Prime Minister of Canada, who was born in nearby Hopewell Hill. Historically, the economy of Hopewell Cape was mainly based on lumbering; today it is largely based on tourism.

On the morning of Mar 14, 2016, Elephant Rock, one of the most photographed of the cliff formations on the shores of the Bay of Fundy, sheared almost in half.[1]

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  1. ^ "Elephant Rock at Hopewell Rocks near Bay of Fundy collapses". CBC News. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 15 March 2016. 

Coordinates: 45°50′51.7″N 64°34′34.8″W / 45.847694°N 64.576333°W / 45.847694; -64.576333