Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Will the real TIdal Bore please stand up!

I thought it only fair to show you the 'real' tidal bore. Several rivers around the Bay of Fundy have this phenomenon but best known is the Shubenacadie River about 1 hr from Halifax, Nova Scotia. There's a nice little observation deck and interpretive centre in South Maitland from which to view the bore.

If you go, here's a tip.....stay for about 45 minutes after the initial wave passes by the lookoff. Watch the sides of the river and you'll see it fill up like a bathtub. Very cool!

If you'd rather be in the water than on it: try the tidal bore rafting. The water is warm (bathwater temp) and the ride is raucous!

This bore photo from one of the rafting companies: Shubenacadie Tidal Bore Rafting Park. Also rafting available with Shubenacadie River Runners. I've gone rafting with both - great guides, great fun!

1 comment:

Peggy said...

We will be coming to your neck of the woods in September and so looking forward to it. I was born in NB, by Uncle and Aunt and cousins live in Halifax, I've lived in Salt Lake City, Utah for many years, I'm looking forward to seeing your beautiful province as an adult. Thanks for your blog. I'm sending the site to my sister-in-law who has wanted to see the tidal bore for a long time.