Bay of Fundy Tides – A Big Swing!

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Bay Of Fundy Tides Can Be As High As 52 Feet!

We have all seen the ebb and flow of tides when by the sea. But have you ever seen the mother of all tides in the Bay of Fundy? At peak, the Bay of Fundy tides can move up to 52 feet between low and high tide.

On a recent road trip to Nova Scotia, we took several day trips to see this marvel. Let us share it with you to tease you to see it for yourself!

Wolfville, Nova Scotia – Home of Acadia University

Our first glimpse of the swing of the Bay of Fundy tides was in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. When the tide goes out in this university town in the warmer months, the favourite activity for the kids is to slide in the mud!

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Wolfville NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

Wolfville NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

Wolfville NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

Grande Pre, Nova Scotia

Our next exposure to the swing in the Bay of Fundy tides was at Grande Pre. We planned a stop at low tide and then after day tripping around Nova Scotia, we went back to take the same silly pictures at high tide!

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Grand Pre NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

Grand Pre NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

Grand Pre NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

Grand Pre NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

Hall’s Harbour, Nova Scotia

Our final excursion was to find an iconic local harbour to see the boats sitting on their keels when the Bay of Fundy tides were at their low point. Driving through the coastal fog, we found Hall’s Harbour and the exact sight we had been looking for. It was amazing to see how much the water came up in the few hours that we were there. We did not need to wait the full 6 hours of a tide swing to see the dramatic difference!

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Hall's Harbour NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

Hall's Harbour NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

Hall's Harbour NS - Bay of Fundy Tides.jpg

If you are visiting Nova Scotia, make sure to plan to see the large tide swing of the Bay of Fundy tides. If you dare, you can even take a mud bath!

Have you got a favourite Bay of Fundy site to see the tide swing?

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