Bay of Fundy Tidal Bore
Even if you’ve never previously been to the Bay of Fundy, you may have heard about the phenomenon known as the tidal bore: outflowing rivers flowing back upstream as the tide comes in. Folks who have never been to Fundy before tend to take our 50 foot tide measurement and combine it with the bore concept — then end up thinking that we have a 50 foot (think: tsunami!) bore twice a day, which we do not. The actual rapids of a tidal bore are between 10 and 12 feet, which is still pretty cool.
Many rivers in the upper part of the Bay have tidal bores but, unless you’re a local, you may have trouble finding them. Visitors usually like to visit those with some interpretation. You can see tidal bores on both sides of the Bay. In New Brunswick a good place to see the tidal bore is in Moncton,N.B.; there is a lovely riverfront walking and cycling path from which you can see the tidal bore come rolling up the Petticodiac River.
Note that the bore time does not match either the high or low tide times listed on the tide chart for that community. The bore time varies depending on where you’re perched to view it from the riverbank.
One of the best ways to experience this tidal change is to go white water rafting in it… it’s interesting to watch from the shore but it is hugely fun to raft in.
For times of the Tidal Bore in Truro click the link below
Truro - the Tidal Bore Road (just west exit 14 Highway 102)