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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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