Sports and the Outdoors
Shubenacadie River Adventure Tours. On these adrenaline-inducing three-hour Zodiac inflatable-boat trips (C$85), you ride the waves created by the famous Fundy tides as the waters surge upstream. The intensity of the tides determines the intensity of your ride; call or check the company's website to find out when your trip will be (relatively) mellow or fierce. 10061 Hwy. 215, South Maitland, NS, B0N 2H0. 902/261–2222 or 888/878–8687. www.shubie.com.
Shubenacadie River Runners. Riding the white water churned up as the Fundy Tidal Bore rushes into Nova Scotia's largest river is an adventure you won't soon forget. With Shubenacadie River Runners you can confront the waves head-on in a self-bailing Zodiac. Tide conditions and time of day let you choose mildly turbulent or ultrawild rides. A full day of rafting costs C$80–90 and includes a steak barbecue; a half day costs C$60–70 and includes hot drinks. 8681 Hwy. 215, Maitland, NS, B0N 1T0. 902/261–2770 or 800/856–5061. tidalborerafting.webs.com.
Tidal Bore Rafting Park. When the world's highest tides rush up the Shubenacadie River, these rafts rush upstream too, crossing eight sets of rapids along the way. You can either take the two-hour one-way trip (C$70) or precede that with a scenic two-hour float downstream (C$95 round trip). Tours operate from May through October. 12215 Hwy. 215, 14 km (9 miles) north of Shubenacadie, Urbania, NS, B0N 2H0. 902/758–4032 or 800/565–7238. www.raftingcanada.ca.
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