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Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre

9865 Hwy. 236, South Maitland, Nova Scotia B0N 2H0, Canada
+1 902-261-2250
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Wonderful Experience

You can see the tide roll in here in Maitland along the Shubenacadie river and still have enough... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ElleLaJolla
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La Jolla, California
Fabulous stop!

We happened upon this on our drive to Amherst and we decided to stop. We met Robin who is the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kim449
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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We are located along the Shubenacadie (shub-en-ack-a-dee) river and offer one of the most prestigious areas to witness the world famous Tidal Bore in all of Nova Scotia. Step inside and learn about the history of the Maitland/South Maitland area (as ship building and railway communities) and the tidal bore phenomenon. Meet our friendly, knowledgeable staff and enjoy the view from our observation deck overlooking the powerful Shubenacadie River and/or our walking trail. Our walking trail is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy nature at its finest, maintained by Ducks Unlimited Canada, it offers a great look at marsh ecosystems and wildlife. We are also a Visitor Information Centre, so make sure to stop in - we can provide you with any information you need, locally or provincially. We are open mid-May to mid-October
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9865 Hwy. 236, South Maitland, Nova Scotia B0N 2H0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You can see the tide roll in here in Maitland along the Shubenacadie river and still have enough time to drive over and see the tidal bore in Truro. The day before we were at the interpretive center but they were closed, and the river...More

Thank ElleLaJolla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We happened upon this on our drive to Amherst and we decided to stop. We met Robin who is the local guide there and he was happy to answer questions and make suggestions about experiencing all the areas where the tidal bore occurs. At about...More

Thank Kim449
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we arrived to watch the morning tidal inflow we had no idea someone from the Interpretive Centre would be there. It added so much to our visit. The lady explained what to watch for, answered questions and gave a running commentary on progress in...More

Thank DadandCab
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

If you pair a visit to this location approximately 3 hours after low tide at Burntcoat Park, you can see the bore coming up the Shubenacadie River ! Don't expect a large wall of water rolling up the bay or river ( which I had...More

Thank Metatj
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great Information about the area and views from the platform. The amount of time to spend here is totally dependent on our interests. There are great viewing and Photographic opportunities here. I would suggest checking the tidal bore and tide times for the day you...More

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

The wind was blowing too hard to see the tidal bore in all its glory, but it was still extremely interesting and worth a stop. We got there about 10 minutes before the bore and managed not to get blown off the platform. The staff...More

Thank Zanna W
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We stopped here on our drive from Baddeck to Halifax to check out the hype about tidal bores. It was a very fortunate stop, as the centre was open this particular Wednesday, May 24, 2017 (yet closed the Tuesday and Thursday of that week). We...More

Thank AQ2815
Reviewed 3 March 2017

This was a really interesting experience. Apparently if you go during a full moon, the tidal bore is much larger. The staff were friendly and helpful and it was very good to see. We went on a very hot day and there were no drinks...More

Thank GlobeTrotterNL1
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Stopped here on our way from Antigonish to Yarmouth the long way (off the main road whenever possible). Nice interpretative centre built along an old railroad line. A short walk to the east along the railroad bed you come to a platform built over some...More

Thank vb22
Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is a good spot for learning about tidal bores, free, also a visitor centre, can easily walk out to he River to take pictures. we did stand in the rain for more than an hour to see the tidal bore, and were underwhelmed by...More

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