World's Highest Tides - Fundy Shore
The Glooscap Trail of Nova Scotia evokes images of ancient legends and mysteries born of nature’s beauty. Come and explore this special place, where the majestic power of the world’s highest tides at the Bay of Fundy has shaped a landscape of unforgettable splendour. The trail is a trajectory of excitement and adventure, where once-in-a-lifetime experiences wait just around the next bend.
Legends from the Mi’kmaq culture tell the primeval story of the Maritime provinces through tales of the mighty Glooscap, who created Five Islands and controlled the great tides with his magic. And it’s the tides that create experiences that are magically unique. Walk on the ocean floor at low tide; experience the thrill of whitewater rafting upriver on the tidal bore.
The Glooscap Trail follows the spectacular shore of the Minas Basin, whose nutrient-rich waters create an ecological diversity that makes it one of North America’s great natural treasures. Here you can explore a pristine Nova Scotia beach where agates and sparkling amethysts are the gifts of the waves. Hike a deep forest trail to a cascading waterfall, or enjoy the endless views of the Bay of Fundy from high atop towering sea cliffs. This is a land where eagles and osprey soar, where moose graze in quiet marshes and fall migrations bring hundreds of thousands of shorebirds.