This is the highest high tide you'll ever see.
Canada's Bay of Fundy experiences two high tides and two low tides per day, six hours and 13 minutes apart. The bay's shape and the pull of the moon's gravity upon the Earth combine to create the world's highest tides. For example, this morning's high tide (5:31 A. M. Atlantic Standard Time) at Hopewell Cape was 41.3 feet, while the low tide at 12:06 P. M. will be 4.6 feet. That's a difference of 36.7 feet! The tidal differences are even higher further up the bay, at Nova Scotia's Minas Basin.
Visiting Hopewell Rocks is a jaw-dropping experience. The Bay of Fundy is one of the true natural wonders of the world. Take our photo tour and see for yourself.
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Photo © Nancy Parode