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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.
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.
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.
June 08, 2023 1:31 AM & 2:06 PM
June 09, 2023 2:29 AM & 3:05 PM
Tidal Bore In The Next
June 10, 2023 3:30 AM & 4:06 PM
June 11, 2023 4:33 AM & 5:08 PM
June 12, 2023 5:37 AM & 6:09 PM
June 13, 2023 6:39 AM & 7:06 PM
June 14, 2023 7:39 AM & 8:01 PM
of Viewing Spots For The Tidal Bore
There are some great viewing
spots to catch a view of the tidal bore along the Peticodiac River as it comes
in from the Bay of Fundy on the high tides. Probably the best known viewing
spot is in Moncton where an outdoor seating grandstand has been built along
the boardwalk trail that runs along the river.
During the summer this is a great spot for photos and making videos of the
tidal bore as it turns the bend as it passes Dieppe and heads towards the
Moncton Information Center right beside the viewing area. Riverview, on the
other side of the Peticodiac river from Moncton, also has fantastic viewing
The Riverfront Trail system runs along the river and the area between the
Gunningsville Bridge and the Causeway is an ideal spot for a long viewing
experience. The surging tidal wave first passes under the Gunningsville Bridge,
hitting the cement pillars that support the structure with a big splash, and
then rushes up past the Chocolate River Factory on the banks of the river
where a large boardwalk viewing area with interpretive panels has been built.
The tourist info center is also at the Chocolate River Factory so it's a perfect
stop to park and watch the bore. Lots of parking here and the trail is awesome!