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Fundy National Park of Canada

A park interpreter making a presentation on Alma Beach, at low tide.
Guided walk on Alma Beach
© Department of Tourism and Parks, Province of New Brunswick

World's Highest Tides

Aerial view of the Alma Wharf at low tide. The dramatic impact and size of the tides can be seen in the rise and fall of the local fishing fleet tied to the wharf in Alma, at times sitting on the ocean floor.
© Parks Canada

One of the most important draws for visitors to the region and to Fundy National Park is to experience the tides and the tidal flats of the Bay of Fundy. The effects of the tides on the shoreline and the local weather are easily seen and experienced from the park.

At Fundy National Park, the difference between high and low tide can be as much as 12 metres. At the head of the bay, the tide can rise 16 metres, the height of a four-story building.

Walking on the bottom of the bay is a favourite pastime of visitors. This is, of course, best done at low tide in the intertidal zone!

At Alma Beach at the time of low tide, you can walk more than a kilometre from the high tide line across the tidal flats to the water's edge. Fundy's interpreters welcome you to guided walks along the coast.

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