Bay of Fundy Tour from Halifax


Nov 17th, 2018, 04:12 PM
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Bay of Fundy Tour from Halifax

Will be in Halifax on July 28, 2019 and would like to do a tour to the Bay of Fundy to see the tidal bore. Will be arriving in Halifax on Holland America Zuiderdam at 8 AM with four adults and one 14 year old grandchild. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
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Nov 17th, 2018, 05:44 PM
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You probably don't want to travel as far as you will need to in order to see this fairly minor event, which has to be timed perfectly.

Most likely you want to see the high/low tide in the Bay of Fundy, which happens over hours, so still probably not something worth a long trip from Halifax.
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Nov 25th, 2018, 10:52 PM
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LOL - what is elberko talking about?

Truro is just over an hour from Halifax, mostly on a fast highway.

Another hour of driving from there, along quiet country roads, could get you to scenic Burntcoat Head Park, where you can walk for hundreds of meters along the ocean floor at low tide.

The best thing to do would be to wait for the Truro portion of the following website to be working:

and then hunt around on the internet for tide times for "July 28, 2019" including low tide at Burntcoat Head and the tidal bore at Truro

You will then want to plot the precise times for each of those, and the fact that you'd need an hour to get from Halifax to Truro, and another hour from Truro to Burntcoat Head... followed by 1 1/2 hours from Burntcoat Head to Halifax.

Figure out in which ORDER to do those drives and visits to know many months in advance whether you can enjoy both spots in one fell swoop on that lone day.

it's possible it won't work out... and then you may have to choose... but if timing is suitable you can get a nice feel for the rural areas of a very pleasant province.

*** I visited both Burntcoat Head Park and the tidal bore at Truro six months ago.
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Nov 29th, 2018, 08:09 AM
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NorthwestMale guides the countryside with expertise. But the Tidal Bore, except perhaps for occasional surges, is a ripple in the tide of tourism. After one or two minutes viewing and it is, indeed, a bore. (Just one person's opinion, and ditto the reversing falls and magnetic hill.) Wonderful countryside, yes..
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Nov 30th, 2018, 03:01 PM
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I agree with Southam. The tidal bore is a bore. You probably have time to have lunch at Hall's Harbour where the tides of the Bay of Fundy are more prevalent. Allow two hours to get there. Hall's Harbour is outside of Kentville. Exit at Windsor and enjoy the drive through the Annapolis Valley.
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