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Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy

1156 West Bay Rd, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
+1 902-254-2510
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Off the beaten track but worth the drive

Very interesting place to visit. It is the base for the research into putting power generating... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
Bill2013bob
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Calgary, Canada
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Interesting technology and fascinating work

This is an active research station with a self-guided visitor's center incorporated into the same... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
n2n8ture
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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1156 West Bay Rd, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. It is the base for the research into putting power generating turbines in the bay of fundy. There is some gravel roads to drive on but they are in good condition. It was interesting to learn about the tides and...More

Thank Bill2013bob
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is an active research station with a self-guided visitor's center incorporated into the same space. Interactive kiosks show videos and provide information about the research, tidal science, and future possibilities of this technology in providing renewable energy. Really a fascinating story worthy of being...More

Thank n2n8ture
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It is NOT in downtown Parrsboro as some websites imply. Instead it is about 6 miles southwest via Whitehall Road (follow the signs for Ottawa House and keep going past it). A small museum, with mostly text exhibits. A few small 5" or so models....More

Thank johnpE908TO
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We arrived just before closing time, The staff lady ( sorry I forgot your name) was very kind and allowed us to have a peek at the Research Center. She gave us a lot of information. Once again the star of the show was the...More

Thank Elkfordian
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting displays and a nice view. We love science information and were excited to visit, we should have read between the lines of these reviews though. The displays are written signage and pictures, one video. No information I couldn't have found on Google in...More

Thank fabooliss
Reviewed 25 June 2016

FORCE is a research site investigating the feasibility of using the tidal flow in the Bay of Fundy to drive turbines to generate electricity. The first turbine installed in 2009 was not able to withstand the force of the tides and failed within a few...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 June 2016

It's about 10km out of Parrsboro along a dirt road. Just follow the signs. Why the remote location? Well, that spot overlooks Black Rock and the FORCE tidal demonstration site. The little museum is nice but the view is great. If you're in the area,...More

Thank Ragnarok321
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Totally fascinating leaning about technology of the future. Very well informed staff. And a beautiful scenic view. And the road in wasn't that bad.

Thank MarlaCToronto
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Very exciting research in a beautiful setting , only downfall is the drive to research center is full of ruts and pot holes , if you reach Henwood Hollow turn around , pave the road , great tourist potential.

Thank Snug16
Reviewed 28 August 2015

You have to see this place because there lies the future of some completely new source of energy - the energy of underwater currents... It's fascinating to hear a story about how much energy is hidden underneath the water... and is just wasted... or not...More

Thank ihor s
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