Bay of Fundy
Bay of Fundy
Did you know that over 160 billion tonnes of water move in and out of the Bay of Fundy, every day, twice a day? That’s more than the combined flow of all the freshwater rivers on our planet. It’s also home to the highest recorded tides in the world, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. A visit to Nova Scotia is not complete without seeing this remarkable phenomenon and the unique seascape it has created.
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Burntcoat Head Park
If you want to feel the full power of the world’s highest tide, aim for Burntcoat Head Park on the Bay of Fundy. You can search for fossils, beachcomb for distinctive rocks and shells, and hike on the bottom of the sea. Be sure to watch the time and plan your visit with the advancing tide in mind!
Bay of Fundy Tide Times
A visit to Nova Scotia is not complete without witnessing the incredible tides of the Bay of Fundy. Each day, twice a day, 160 billion tonnes of seawater flow in and out of it, creating one-of-a-kind adventures that literally can't be had any place else on earth!
Ride the Tide
Ride the world’s highest tide on a tidal bore rafting adventure. Start your adventure with a scenic cruise up the normally serene Shubenacadie River. Suddenly, the surging power of the incoming water from the Bay of Fundy reverses the flow of the river and sends you cascading through 8 to 12+ foot tall white-capped rapids.
Joggins Fossil Cliffs
Take a step back in time – 300 million years, actually – when you visit the Joggins Fossil Cliffs UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tour the Joggins Fossil Centre and view displays of one of the world’s most complete fossil record of the “Coal Age”. At low tide, take a guided or self-guided tour to view rare fossils in the cliffs and on the beach below.