Category: Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia

The Bay of Fundy is a bay on the Atlantic coast of North America, on the northeast end of the Gulf of Maine between the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, with a small portion touching the U.S. state of Maine. Visit Atlantic Canada’s Bay of Fundy! Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy is a 270 km (170 mile) long ocean bay that stretches between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on Canada’s east coast. Each day 160 billion tones of seawater flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy during one tide cycle more than the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers! Experience the incredibly diverse Bay of Fundy in its National Parks, UNESCO sites, national historical sites, outstanding provincial parks, and provincial museums. Bay of Fundy is the world’s most dynamic tidal coastline, recognized nationally and internationally. There are breathtaking hiking trails and sea kayaking tours along sculpted coastline, cliffs and islands. At the mouth of the Bay, you will have an opportunity to see the rare northern right whale that congregate in the nutrient rich water. The highest tides in the world are found here within the Bay’s Minas Basin. 160 billion tones of water flows in and out of the Bay of Fundy every 12.5 hours. That’s enough to fill the entire Grand Canyon! It’s more than the combined flow of all the freshwater rivers in the world and at its peak the Fundy tide can reach as high as a 5-story building. As a result Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy is also the best site on the planet for “green” tidal energy. With extreme tides comes extreme adventure. The Shubenacadie River empties into the Bay of Fundy and is the only place on the globe where visitors can experience the exhilaration of tidal bore river rafting. Along with the highest tides in the world, the complexity of the Bay of Fundy’s marine ecology has been compared to that of the Amazon Rain forest.