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.
For a quick reference guide and map, download the Bay of Fundy e-brochure.
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!
Whale Watching on the Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy is as popular with people as it is with whales. With 12 species of whales – including the rare Right Whale - calling the Bay of Fundy home each summer and fall, be sure to reserve your spot on a boat or zodiac whale watching adventure to experience these majestic creatures in their natural habitat.
Bay of Fundy Tide Times
A visit to Nova Scotia is not complete without witnessing the incredible tides of the Bay of Fundy and the one-of-a-kind adventures that literally can't be had any place else on earth!
When planning your Bay of Fundy visit, be sure to check tide times so you can explore low tide attractions such as Burntcoat Head Park and the beach at Joggins Fossil Cliffs.
Tidal Bore Rafting
Ride the world’s highest tide on a tidal bore rafting adventure. Start your adventure with a scenic cruise up the serene Shubenacadie River to the mouth of the river. Look for the tidal bore, the leading wave in the incoming water from the Bay of Fundy, and watch as it reverses the flow of the river and sends you cascading through 8 to 12+ foot tall white-capped rapids.
Bay of Fundy Trails
Some of the most popular and scenic trails in Nova Scotia are located along the Bay of Fundy. Check out Cape Split Provincial Park Reserve, Balancing Rock Trail, Partridge Island Look-off and Hiking Trail, and the trails in Blomidon Provincial Park and Cape Chignecto Provincial Park.
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.