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Tidal Bore in Moncton

Tidal Bore in Moncton
Tidal Bore

If you’ve never experienced the tidal bore in Moncton, head down 15 minutes before the scheduled arrival of the daytime bore Tuesday to Saturday from August 4-8 and again August 18-22, where Resurgo Place staff will be on site to provide information about this interesting phenomenon.

A tidal bore is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of an incoming tide forms a standing wave of water that travels upstream, against the current of a river or narrow bay. The tidal bore in Moncton is caused when the unparalleled tides in the Bay of Fundy begin to make their way up the historic Petitcodiac River. The Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world and over 100 billion tonnes of water comes in and out of the bay each day!

This incredible natural phenomenon can be best viewed from Bore Park (10 Bendview Court) in downtown Moncton

Twice daily, observers can watch the tidal bore as this incoming rush of water overtakes the outgoing tide in the formerly placid river. On average, the height of the bore ranges from 0.5 to 1 metre.


Bore schedule:

August 4            11:11
August 5            11:53
August 6            12:34
August 7            13:15
August 8            13:56

*please arrive 15 minutes prior to tidal bore to hear Resurgo’s Tidal Bore interpretation

August 18              9:53
August 19            10:38    
August 20            11:23
August 21            12:10
August 22            12:57