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The Highest Tides

By Linda Tancs

Atlantic Canada’s Bay of Fundy captures the world’s highest tides.  Stretching between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, this ocean bay bests the combined flow of the world’s freshwater rivers in every tide cycle with 160 billion tons of seawater.  It takes six hours and 13 minutes for the tide to go from low to high (or vice versa).  Needless to say, a tidal coastline like this offers plenty of hiking and kayaking opportunities.  And don’t miss the rare northern right whale at the bay’s mouth.  Previously in January the tides were exceptionally high, but great viewing is yours year-round.  The best airport for arrivals is Halifax Robert L. Stanfield Airport.

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