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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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Crazy windy day, but very interesting spot

The wind was blowing too hard to see the tidal bore in all its glory, but it was still extremely... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Zanna W
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Excellent Centre!!

We stopped here on our drive from Baddeck to Halifax to check out the hype about tidal bores. It... read more

Reviewed 30 May 2017
AQ2815
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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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“small museum” (3 reviews)
“low tide” (4 reviews)
“full moon” (3 reviews)
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9865 Hwy. 236, South Maitland, Nova Scotia B0N 2H0, Canada
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

1  Thank Barbara d
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
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
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...More

Thank Bonnie H
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
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...More

Thank Matthew S
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