Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Unbeatable, unbelievable, unforgettable -- welcome to the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tidal swing in the world. Twice daily, the Bay of Fundy fills and empties with 160 billion tons of water on the move -- a feat of nature recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records. Today, you'll visit the spot where the highest recorded tides occur at, Burntcoat Head Park. The extreme tidal range here is up to a whopping 53.6 feet.
Spend the day on the Bay of Fundy with an ocean-floor walk in the company of a local interpretive guide. Tiptoe among the periwinkles, search for fossils and see the creatures left behind when the tide is out.
Grab a picnic blanket and enjoy a lunch at a table, on the ocean floor, or in the gardens.
Stroll along the easy walking trails, browse in the gift shop or visit the top of the lighthouse with its 360-degree view of the Bay of Fundy.
The Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre, nestled in the tree line in South Maitland, offers many informative panels explaining the phenomenon of the Bay of Fundy tides. From the observation deck, with a remarkable view of the Shubenacadie River and its banks of red clay, watch (time and tide permitting) the spectacle of the river flowing in the opposite direction as the incredible Fundy tide rolls in and actually reverses the flow of the river.
Return to the city and view its highlights en route back to the ship.
Wear shoes that you don't mind getting wet. Bring a windproof outer layer.