About The Tidal Bore

The Tidal Bore in New Brunswick Canada, occurs along the Peticodiac River near Moncton & Riverview and is a naturally occurring phenomenon that is caused by the surging waters from the Bay of Fundy tides which are the highest tides in the world, that roar up the Peticodiac River twice daily during the changing tides.

The Tidal Bore occurs twice per day and creates a thick wave of water from the higher waters in the bay Bay of Fundy which run up the placid Peticodiac River and roll back upstream in one wave, which can vary in height from 3 cm (1 in.) to 60 cm (24 in.). Just as spectacular is the rapid and dramatic change in the river itself. At low tide the muddy river bottom is often visible, but within an hour of the arrival of the Tidal Bore, the water level rises some 7.5 m (25 ft.), filling the river to its banks. Near full moons the tides are exceptionally strong which create very robust tidal bores that are amazing to witness and now surfers are enjoying riding the wave as it pushes up the Peticodiac River.

The Riverside Park along the Peticodiac in Riverview is a great place to watch the Tidal Bore. This picture on a hot day shows the white caps along the front edge of the bore. It makes quite a noise as it rushes over the stones and mud on the banks.

The Riverside Park along the Peticodiac in Riverview is a great place to watch the Tidal Bore. This picture on a hot day shows the white caps along the front edge of the bore. It makes quite a noise as it rushes over the stones and mud on the banks.

 

Visit the local Visitor Information Centre located beside Bore Park in downtown Moncton for Tidal Bore arrival times. Other great viewing spots are on the boardwalk outside the Chocolate River Factory in Riverview or from the Gunningsville Bridge Bike and Walking Trail. Please note that the schedule is an approximate time of arrival. Depending on many natural factors, it can vary 15 to 20 minutes
before or after the scheduled time.

Today | Aujourd’hui


Tomorrow | Demain


Coming Up | À venir


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