Tide times

The Bay of Fundy’s tides also cause tidal bores when the incoming tide reverses the flow of Fundy’s out-flowing rivers. Times for communities with tidal bores are also listed in brackets. For tidal bores, it’s a good idea to check with the location where you plan to see the bore; because the bore time varies depending from where along the river you are watching.

How to read tide charts

If you’re having trouble figuring out how to read the tide charts linked above, then you may find this sample chart helpful. This is a chart for Burntcoat Head (Nova Scotia) for June 23, 2008.


  • You can see that on this day there are 2 high tides and 2 low tides.
  • In any chart the high tide is identifiable from the low tide because it’s the row with the bigger numbers (in metres & feet).
  • Even when the tide is fully low, there is still a measurement indicated for low tide because the Bay doesn’t completely empty like a bathtub!
  • Note that tide times move ahead about 52 minutes every day, so the high and low times for Burntcoat on Friday, June 27, will be about 4 hours later than the Monday tides.
  • Use the links above to find tide times for your travel dates.