Hall’s Harbour

The Place: Hall’s Harbour (link)

The Treasure: High tides. Very high tides.

 

Back in the saddle and we’re here to talk about Hall’s Harbour!

Sitting north west of Wolfville, Hall’s Harbour is a fantastic place to see the Fundy tides in action.

Hall’s Harbour is primarily a fishing community but tourism is also a strong factor and just driving through it’s easy to see why. With views of the Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley the drive along the shoreline is breathtaking.

The docks at Hall’s Harbour is where the show is. When the tide is in it appears to be like any other dock and wharf with boats moored to it.

But when the tide is out? Well, you can walk among the boats:

A few boats with tide out Single boat, tide out All this fills with water!

It’s when you get to the lighthouse and read the plaque that you get the full magnitude of what happens at Hall’s Harbour:

Sign on lighthouse

With the tide all the way out you can walk along the rock beach and out to what amounts to the ocean floor. Looking back you can really get a feel for how high the water gets by the water marks on the pier’s piles.

Treasure Bear next to piles

Keep in mind Treasure Bear on the rock there is a full sized bear!

Okay so not really but he thinks so and we just go with it.

The pictures, as usual, don’t really do it justice. It’s something you really have to go an experience at both high and low tide. To stand at the base of the pier and look up is fascinating. To think that, in a few hours, you’d be under 40 feet of water is nothing short of awe inspiring. And it happens twice a day, every day.

Hall’s Harbour is an amazing treasure and gives perhaps one of the best, hands on demonstration of exactly how much “the highest tides in the world” actually is.

If live here or vacation in Nova Scotia you really need to visit Hall’s Harbour and see this for yourself.

 

 

 

Happy to be here. :)

 

Here is the current weather and a map to help you plan your trip:

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