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Tidal Bore and Riverfront Park

Tidal Bore and Riverfront Park Review

A multimillion-dollar restoration program has made the Tidal Bore once again one of Moncton's prime natural attractions and robbed it of its former nickname, the "total bore," coined after the construction of a causeway upstream reduced it to a trickle. Now, when the world's highest tides come in on the Bay of Fundy, the surge of water pushes far upstream on the Petitcodiac River, reversing the flow with a wall of water that raises the level by about 7½ meters (roughly 25 feet) and fills the river to its banks. It is an incredible sight, particularly when tides are at their highest—a recent occurrence brought surfers from all over the world to ride the bore upstream. Bore Park on Main Street is the best vantage point, with terraced seating and, in summer, an introductory talk; viewing times are posted. The park is part of the larger Riverfront Park, with 5 km (3 miles) of multiuse trails along the banks of the river. Surfing, or entering the water at all, is extremely dangerous because of the deep, soft mud that lines the river.

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  • Address: Moncton, NB
  • Location: Moncton
Updated: 11-15-2013

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