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"Halls Harbour: Great Place To See Tidal Changes" Top 5 Page for this destination Annapolis Royal Off The Beaten Path Tip by TooTallFinn24

Annapolis Royal Off The Beaten Path: 4 reviews and 6 photos

  Halls Harbour at Relatively Low Tide
by TooTallFinn24
  • Halls Harbour at Relatively Low Tide - Annapolis Royal
      Halls Harbour at Relatively Low Tide
    by TooTallFinn24
  • Different View of Halls Harbour at Low Tide - Annapolis Royal
      Different View of Halls Harbour at Low Tide
    by TooTallFinn24

One of the reasons for venturing over to Annapolis Royal was because we were told that it was in the middle of some of the highest tidal changes in the Bay of Fundy.

When arriving in Annapolis Royal we learned that while the area in town had pretty great tidal fluctuations it was nowhere near the fluctuations that could be seen at Halls Harbour.

Halls Harbour is an isolated but scenic fishing village located on the Bay of Fundy. The town was first settled in 1826 when a few families moved over from New Brunswick. A wharf was constructed in 1836. Over the next nearly 180 years the town was home to a lumber mill and ship yard. Today the harbor area contains many fishing vessels that fish for lobster or scallops. There is a lobster pond located in the town.

When you arrive in Halls Harbour you drop rapidly in elevation down to the harbor area. Depending on the time of day and tides the area can be either completely dry with boats that are piled onto dirt and rocks or under several feet of water. If you manage to eat at one of the nearby excellent restaurants you could see a significant variation in the tides in just a few hours.

The winds can be very strong and cold in Halls Harbour even when it is substantially warmer just a few miles away. So dress warm.

From Kentville, the town of Halls Harbour, is about 15 minutes north on Highway 359. From Annapolis Royal it is about a 30 minute going through Centerville.



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  • Updated Oct 7, 2011
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Comments (2)

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    The tides in the Bay of Fundy and around parts of Nova Scotia are really unbelievable!

    • TooTallFinn24's Profile Photo
      Jan 3, 2017 at 3:50 PM

      Yes they really are. You can see a difference in as little as 1.5 hours .

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    Never having lived in such a place, I always find it fascinating to watch the tides come in and go out at a place like this.

    • TooTallFinn24's Profile Photo
      Aug 28, 2014 at 11:55 AM

      The tide changes here daily are the greatest of anywhere in the world. Fascinating to watch the change even in an hour. Thanks for the review Don!


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