Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre

Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre, South Maitland: Hours, Address, Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre Reviews: 4.5/5

Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre

Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre
4.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre will remain closed to the public for now under current public health guidance. We will update this space as well as our website and social media once we have an opening date set for 2021.
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Robin D
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Don't miss this stop in Nova Scotia!
Sep. 2019
It is important that your visit be timed properly to get the lecture (short) and guided observation of the actual Tidal Bore. Easy to look up on their web site. We were there on a cool and blustery day with less than ideal conditions for viewing, but still very glad we went. I had never seen a tide come in as one big wave, with a huge change in elevation in a short period of time. Fascinating and fun!
Written October 1, 2019
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Craig T
Roseburg, OR372 contributions
A good place to learn about tidal bores
Sep. 2019
We were looking for a good location to see the tidal change at the bay of Fundy and found this facility on the internet. It is about a hour northeast of Halifax, near Maitland, Noval Scotia. The facility is small bit has very nice interpretive panels telling visitors about tidal bores at the Bay of Fundy and all over the world. The lady at the desk was quite helpful and shared a lot oc good local information and other attractions to visit. A panel provides the schedule of tidal bores in the area.

There is a nature trail you can walk to see a restored wetland area and a short trail to the tidal bore "look off" (viewing area). The trails use the old railroad grade that was abandoned in the 1970's.

A guide shows up at the observation deck about 10 minutes before each bores expected time. The guide tells you about what you should see as the tide begins to rise in the area.

The admission to the cneter and the area is free.
Written September 24, 2019
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Bruce B
Kitchener, Canada24 contributions
Great way to learn more about the tidal bore
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Great viewing platform, and the interpretive centre was very helpful. The team there was very friendly and helpful with all our needs. They had a variety of travel magazines also available for the local places to check out.
Written June 27, 2019
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Mikael S
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Nice exhibit
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Great view of the River and a handy explanation of the tidal bore phenomenon. If you have friends taking the tidal bore rafting you can watch them from the observation deck.
Written July 31, 2018
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mountainoutin
Irvine, California307 contributions
Time your visit to view the tidal bore
Jun. 2018 • Friends
Interpreters will explain the tidal bore from the overlook about 30 minutes prior to the scheduled tidal bore time. If you can time your visit to arrive at this time, then, yes it is a worthwhile stop. Otherwise, there is little to see or do at the centre.
Written June 22, 2018
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Stephenbkk20156
Okayama Prefecture, Japan712 contributions
Under-appreciated
Aug. 2017 • Couples
We had been to the Hopwell Rocks in New Brunsick a few days before and almost didn't stop here. That would have been a big mistake. The natural features are every bi as impressive as on the NB side, but the area is much less crowded and even more accessible.

It was quite late in the day when we got there. We went quickly through the interpretive area itself and out onto the abandoned bridge which has great views of the red river and the deep path it has carved for itself. There we met a guide who unobtrusively joined our conversation and answered our questions. It was like having a private tour.

Psid more attention to the explanatory signs on the way back. Lots of information, beautifully presented, and we did not need to fight the crowds to see them.

Great stop.
Written February 18, 2018
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ElleLaJolla
La Jolla, CA4,319 contributions
Wonderful Experience
Oct. 2017 • Couples
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 was just one big mud flat with sandbanks with here and there a shallow pool of water. The next day we came back and the center was open. Christina and Robin were very knowledgeable and could answer any question we had. They were funny and friendly and very helpful. The center is lucky to have them. The center itself is a nice building with some displays about the river and the tides, as well as posters and signs explaining what happens during the tides, the creatures that live in the river and mud flats as well as the wildlife around the center.
We walked the short trail to the viewing platform, and Robin joined us and explained what we were about to witness. He also pointed out some bald eagles. Watching the water approach and slowly cover sandbank after sandbank and then fill up the river was very interesting. Robin pointed out the whirlpools in the muddy river as the water kept rising several feet. The whole process took about 20 minutes.
We then drove to Truro where we saw incoming wave closer up as it came around the bend.
Written October 10, 2017
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Kim449
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,425 contributions
Fabulous stop!
Sep. 2017 • Couples
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 15 min before the event, he walked us out onto the bridge so we could experience the tidal change. He did a great job of explaining things and even had to keep us entertained when it arrived 15 min late! Even though it was raining, he pointed out great photo opportunities with such joy and enthusiasm and he really made this one of the best experiences on the trip.
That being said, just know that you won't witness the wave you see at other tidal bore areas because the channel is too wide, but it is interesting to see the change in the river flow and how quickly the water rises. Just make sure you know the tidal times (2x daily) or it won't be very impressive. They also have interesting displays in the building.
Written September 25, 2017
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DadandCab
Coffs Harbour, Australia735 contributions
Very helpful
Sep. 2017 • Couples
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 a light hearted but informative manner.
Well worth visiting the centre and displays in its own right but the added value from knowledgable commentary was priceless.
Written September 24, 2017
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Metatj
Princess Anne, MD133 contributions
Informative if a bit over hyped
Aug. 2017 • Friends
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 ). Even in the best spring tide times it's less than a foot high? Still interesting to witness at the center on the viewing platform. You will see the rafters coming in , and in summer the local kids mud sliding down the high gangs? The guides ( free ) give a good background on the bore and it's reason and are on the platinum with you
Written August 22, 2017
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