Bay of Fundy Interpretive Centre
One of Canada’s most spectacular sights is the Bay of Fundy and its amazing tides. In our Bay of Fundy interpretive centre you can learn what makes this body of water so special and how to best see and explore its 1,300 km of coastline. Our exhibits and staff will help you plan your activities around this awe inspiring natural attraction.
Stewiacke is located in the middle of Nova Scotia, at the confluence of the Stewiacke River and the Shubenacadie River, flowing from the Bay of Fundy. Historically important to the area for transportation, these rivers are enjoyed today for their scenic beauty and the recreational opportunities they offer.
Paddling, canoeing, tidal kayaking and river rafting abound. Fishing for striped bass along the Stewiacke and Shubenacadie Rivers is a popular attraction for many. While you’re here, enjoy a visit to Caddell Rapids Lookoff, a small picnic stop in Stewiacke overlooking the Shubenacadie River’s spectacular incoming tides.
Mastodon Ridge is proud to be a Bay of Fundy Recommended Experience. For more information about the Bay of Fundy-one of North America’s 7 Natural Wonders, visit the Bay of Fundy Tourism website.
Facts about the Bay of Fundy
- The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides on Earth. They occur near Wolfville, in Nova Scotia’s Minas Basin.
- The water level can change as much as 16 meters (52.5 feet)!
- During a 12 hour tidal period, the Bay of Fundy will have 115 billion tons of water flow in and out of the bay.
- The tide comes in nearly an hour later each day because of the changing position of the Moon around the Earth.
- The waters in the Minas Basin appear muddy because the tidal currents cause erosion of the red soils which become suspended in the water.