A billion tons of water moving in and out of Canada’s Bay of Fundy twice a day for eternity has created a remarkable and unique seascape between Nova Scotia and its neighbour, New Brunswick. The Bay of Fundy tide, the highest in the world; as high as a four-storey building, is five times higher than the Atlantic Coast average, gives rise to beachcombing for sparkling amethysts at low tide, to fascinating tours, and to fun-filled Tidal Bore rafting when the rising waters cover hundreds of meters of ground in only minutes.
Having caused steady erosion over millions of years, the tides historical impact on the terrain is evident. The waters have carved overhanging sea caves and cliffs, and low tide is a perfect time for fossil hunting. Nova Scotia vacations to the Bay of Fundy should include a stop at The Joggins Fossil Centre on the Fundy Shore, where you will find the world’s largest collection of 300 million-year-old Joggins Fossils.
The nutrient-rich Bay of Fundy is home to some amazing marine life. The finback whale, the second largest animal on earth, comes to the Bay of Fundy to feed and play along with the Right whales, Minke whales and Humpbacks. A whale watching tour will give you a new definition for “awesome”.
There are amazing experiences to be found along the Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley that unwind along the land and sea of the Fundy shoreline. Visit the Cape d’Or lighthouse located on a panoramic point of land where the Minas Basin meets the Bay of Fundy, or simply spend an afternoon sunbathing on sands of Five Islands Park.