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Address: 9865 Hwy. 236, South Maitland, Nova Scotia B0N 2H0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-261-2250
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

We are located along the Shubenacadie (shub-en-ack-a-dee) river and offer...

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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Muddy Waters

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 of the bridge abutments into the river. I can only imagine what it was taking... More 

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Wingham, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 the experience, if was doing it again, would have gone to Burntcoat Head Park to... More 

Thank Barbara d
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Good spot (area) to view Fundy tidal impact on the inland river system. Interpretive centre gives a good overview. Path takes you down to the river view station. Great picture location. Check tide references for optimal times.

Thank Bob N
Evergreen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very good interpretation and overviews of the tidal bore. a must stop and see and it is free! We stopped twice and the second time stayed over one hour.

Thank Rod H
London, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

We knew nothing about the tides and what we were about to see. It was great. The girls were helpful and the veiw was amazing, The boards in the building were fascinating. People sure went through alot to settle the area. You really got a sense of the tides and what it was all about.

Thank Bonnie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a small but really nicely done interpretive Centre. There are also great views of the Tidal Bore. Definitely worth a stop!

Thank Cindymdale
Belleville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The FTIC is quite small but does have a small museum about tides which was interesting but again, small. The coolest part of this place was the lookout to watch the Tidal Bore which is simply amazing... It's unreal that a River can simply change direction and even more incredible that you can watch it happen in real time from... More 

Thank Matthew S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

The tidal bore is a fascinating event where the mighty waters of the Bay of Fundy reverse the flow of the "Shubie" river twice per day and create a slow moving wave the rolls up river for many miles. On our first day to the region, we spent our time exploring the tides of Fundy. We got the opportunity to... More 

Thank Julie D
St. John's, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The staff at the interpretive centre were friendly and very helpful. After we were finished there, they pointed us to other local attractions and gave us good directions. The tidal boar itself was very neat to see. However, if you are planning a special trip, plan to be here as close to a full moon as possible, as the boar... More 

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Georgetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

The experience to witness the tidal bore was great. Even though it was late the guide kept us well informed. She was great very knowledgeable. The tidal bore we would have missed if she was not there to explain it.

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