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Tidal bores in Moncton

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Tidal bores in Moncton


We reach Moncton on 10th nightt (approx 10pm) and would like to leave for Charlottetown on 11th August at approx 12noon.

We would love to see the tidal bores. When should we visit?

We are a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 teenage boys) with our dog - our 3 year yellow lab retriever.

thank you


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Moncton, Canada
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1. Re: Tidal bores in Moncton

you can visit anytime......if you want to see the actual tides come in or out you would need to check a tides table...either online or once you get into Moncton they have them posted at the park along the riverfront

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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2. Re: Tidal bores in Moncton

Check the tide tables and get to the bleachers at least 15 minutes in advance.

Lunenburg, Canada
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3. Re: Tidal bores in Moncton

Hi Giselle!

Drive fast on Friday the 10th and you might just make it. Friday night, the tidal bore is scheduled for 9:41 p.m. That's night, of course. I'm not sure whether it's lighted.

Saturday morning, August 11, 2018, the tidal bore arrives about 10:10 a.m. Arrive at the river about fifteen minutes early to make sure you don't miss it. Times are approximate. The wave can also arrive late.

Also, stay for a bit after the crest of the wave passes. Part of the tidal bore phenomenon is the way the sea water swiftly fills up the Petitcodiac River behind the wave, much faster than an incoming tide on the open Bay of Fundy.

(Others note that the times change from day to day and year to year. These times are only valid for August 10 and 11, 2018.)

Happy travels!



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