Bay of Fundy Tides Timelapse Nova Scotia

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Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world! In this post, you’ll see 10 Bay of Fundy tides timelapse videos.

Bay of Fundy Tides Timelapse Nova Scotia

The tides in the Bay of Fundy are five to ten times higher than in the rest of the world.

Over 100 billion tonnes of water flow in and out of the Bay of Fundy every day. And it takes just over six hours for the tide to go from low to high.

Did you know? Some people make their living based on the tides.

Nova Scotia Bay of Fundy Tides

The flow of water into the Minas Basin equals that of all the fresh water streams and rivers on earth combined. And that happens twice every day.

It takes 12 hours to see the tide complete its journey each day, but here you’ll see it multiple times in just minutes.

Read more about Nova Scotia beaches.

10 Bay of Fundy Tides Time Lapse Videos

When the tide is out you can walk on the ocean floor. It’s fun to explore the tidal pools, there are often snails, crabs, and fish to look at.

There are also interesting rock formations to investigate. Some beaches have tidal pools big enough to swim in.

Ocean floor at low tide in the Bay of Fundy

When exploring the shoreline in Nova Scotia it’s very important to know the local tide times.

It’s best to plan your adventure as the tide is heading out and make sure to be back before high tide. Otherwise, you could be left stranded.

Nova Scotia Bay of Fundy Tides Timelapse

After the tides time-lapse videos, I’ve included a video explaining what causes the tides and why the Bay of Fundy is such a special place.

Let’s start things off with a couple of videos from Burntcoat Head in the Minas Basin.

1 & 2. Tide Timelapse Videos at Burntcoat Head Nova Scotia

While the Bay of Fundy is famous for having the highest tides in the world, Burntcoat Head is the location where the highest tide has been measured. It has reached over 16 meters, or roughly as high as a five-story building!

In the following tides timelapse video, you’ll see the tide go through 2 complete cycles in less than a minute.

Bay of Fundy Tides Timelapse Video at Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia

Here’s the tide from a different angle. In the following video, you’ll see the channel between the mainland and the island (shown in the above video) drain, making it easy to walk to the island.

There is a staircase from the Burntcoat Head Lighthouse down to this area of the beach.

High to Low Tide Timelapse Video at Burntcoat Head, Nova Scotia

On the beach, you can walk (even dine) on the ocean’s floor – where just hours before there was more than 40 feet of water.

Getting to Burntcoat Head Beach, Noel

  • Region: Bay of Fundy (Evangeline Trail)
  • Address: 611 Burntcoat Rd, Noel, NS B0N 2C0
  • Nearest town: Noel (5 km)

3. Tides Timelapse Videos at Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia

Halls Harbour is another famous spot to watch the tide rise and fall. It’s especially cool to see the boats go from floating near the top of the dock to sitting on the ocean floor.

In the following timelapse video, you’ll see that happen at a few different speeds. Faster is better for me, let me know what you prefer in the comments at the end of this post.

Tides Timelapse Video at Halls Harbour, Nova Scotia

Halls Harbour is a charming little spot to visit. You can explore the beach, visit a few shops, and get something to eat at the lobster pound.

4. Tide Timelapse Video at Blomidon Provincial Park

Blomidon Provincial Park is known for its hiking trails that overlook the Bay of Fundy.

In the following video, you’ll see the tide coming in at the beach in the park. This shows over six hours of tides in 21 seconds.

Bay of Fundy Tides Timelapse Video at Blomidon Provincial Park

Videos of the Bay of Fundy Tides
Bay of Fundy Tides Timelapse videos

It’s located off the Minas Basin and fills (relatively quickly) as the tide rises. So, the tide is not actually coming in faster, but you’ll get a similar effect.

Waterfront Park is located Harbourside Drive in Wolfville.

Wolfville has ten parks, including Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens, College Park, Quiet Park, Acadia Park, Clock Park, Rotary Park, Willow Park, Sherwood Park, Olsen Pond Park, and Reservoir Park.

Many of these are connected by the town’s four principal walking trails.

This guy stands ready to give a welcome and some directions. From this park, you can walk or bike along the dykes or take the Rail Trail (the old railway tracks).

6. Tide Timelapse Video in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

Parrsboro is located at the entrance of the Minas Basin on the Bay of Fundy.

In the following video, you’ll see the tide go out, come in, and go back out in less than two minutes. As the tide goes out you’ll see people and birds exploring the ocean floor.

Bay of Fundy Tides Timelapse Video in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia

There is also a waterfall at Baxters Harbour, read about it and 27 other waterfalls in Nova Scotia. Here’s more about the falls at Baxters Harbour.

9. Bay of Fundy Sunset Timelapse (Morden)

I like the Bay of Fundy. Especially in Morden, a small village on the North Mountain (Nova Scotia).

There is a small monument (French Cross) where you can take a staircase down to the rocky beach. Or you can drive further west to a much larger – but still rocky – beach.

That’s where I shot this video.

Bay of Fundy Sunset Timelapse Video: Morden

This is the first timelapse video I made after returning to Nova Scotia. Morden is a special place for our family. We’ve spent many hours beachcombing and having bonfires on the beach.

How to get to Morden, Nova Scotia: To get there, travel north from Auburn (in the Annapolis Valley) and you’ll come to Morden. You’ll see the sign to Morden on the #1 Highway. The year-round population is small – like they could all fit into their community hall (capacity: 120). The summertime population spikes as the seasonal homes fill.

Morden Beach is located on the Bay of Fundy and isn’t suitable for swimming. It’s a great place for bonfires and beach-combing. There are two main access points to the beach. See all 4 beaches in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.

Getting to Morden Beach (French Cross), Morden

  • Region: Bay of Fundy (Annapolis Valley)
  • Address: Morden, Nova Scotia B0P 1C0
  • Nearest town: Aylesford (15 km)

Want to make your own video? Here’s how I made this sunset time lapse

Have you ever wondered what causes the tides? In the following video, you’ll see a brief explanation followed by interesting facts (and footage) about the Bay of Fundy tides.

10. Explanation of Bay of Fundy Tides 

There you have it: 10 amazing Bay of Fundy tide time-lapse videos.

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