- Each phase of the tidal cycle is 6 hours, 13 minutes
- The average tidal range is 45.5 feet
- Tide times move ahead one hour per day
Today, you will see and experience each tide phase (yes both high and low tide). Leaving your hotel, we tour/drive through historic Halifax on our way to the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia, taking Nova Scotia's the Evangeline Trail to Hall's Harbour on the Bay of Fundy.
Hall's Harbour is named after Samuel Hall, an American privateer during the American Revolution who used the cove to raid settlements in the Annapolis Valley. Now it’s home to a Bay of Fundy fishing fleet and one of the largest lobster pounds in the world. Most importantly, it's unique size makes it ideal place to most fully witness the startling wonder of the tides of Fundy.
After seeing either tidal phase, we trek over to ‘The Look-Off’ on North Mountain Ridge, home to Glooscap, he of Mi'kmaq legend. On, a clear day, you can see the Bay of Fundy, Grand Pré, Wolfville, Acadia University, and much of the extensive rich farmland of the Annapolis Valley.
Next we arrive at the Grand Pre National Historic Site and learn the sad history of the Deportation of the Acadians in 1755. This site recalls the saddest and heroic moments of the deportation and illustrates for future generations the history of a courageous people whose culture and actions continue to enrich Canada to this day. Our visit will take approximately one hour. As well, we will visit two other sites associated with this dark moment in Nova Scotia's history.