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Truro Tidal Bore Viewing Visitor Centre

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Don't forget the mosquito repellent!

Come prepared with a sunhat, repellent and your own lawnchairs to wait for the tidal bore. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Linda R
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Finally saw the Tidal Bore

Wonders of earth's geology -- the center had videos of the tidal bore phenomenon in several... read more

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Jane V
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Nashville, Tennessee
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103 Tidal Bore Rd, Truro, Nova Scotia B6L 1T9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Come prepared with a sunhat, repellent and your own lawnchairs to wait for the tidal bore. The mosquitoes were terrible when we visited. Our party found it interesting and about the phenomenon we expected but some viewers were disappointed by the size and speed of...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Linda R
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Location is fairly pleasant, though nothing special. However, waiting on a cold evening and seeing maybe 10cm of bore was exactly that. I don't know if the bore is highly variable, and we were just unlucky, but I'd prepare not to be at all excited,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Neil J
Reviewed November 23, 2018

Wonders of earth's geology -- the center had videos of the tidal bore phenomenon in several different parts of the world, which we watched as we waited for the real thing. A must do in Truro.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jane V
Reviewed November 8, 2018

A small information centre with very helpful staff. We waited for the bore and saw it approach and flood the sandbanks. It wasn't enormous but it was still impressive.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pollyoppy
Reviewed October 26, 2018

The tidal bore has been a tourist attraction that has drawn me like a magnet. Each time I view this awesome quirk of nature, I am amazed. First the water is rushing down stream, then it swirls, and is going upstream. Absolutely amazing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Well worth the waiting. There on a cold October noon in early October, 2018. Friendly camaraderie abomg those of us awaiting an, exciting time!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JacMcFar
Reviewed October 22, 2018

The information center was not open when we were there. It was interesting to watch the mud flat and small brook turn into a fairly wide river, running the opposite way. That's really all you are seeing. We arrived before low tide, and watched the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lovetraveling99
Reviewed October 17, 2018

We did not see the tidal bore but the lady in the visitor centre put a video on for us which we enjoyed, she was pleasant and very helpful.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PearlBelfast
Reviewed October 14, 2018

The world's highest tides occur in East Hants County and environs. The Truro viewing site in adjacent Colchester County does nearly as well. The benefit of the site is that it easily is accessible. Make sure you check online for the best tidal times otherwise...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

An amazing natural phenomenon to see! Definitely worth checking out if you are in the area - to see the Tidal Bore come in! The Visitor Centre was well equipped and informative. It even had a covered viewing area to help with sun, etc. (in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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September 16, 2018|
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Response from Holly W | Reviewed this property |
The tidal bore time changes each day and by location.
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Janet Q
September 16, 2018|
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Response from will5822017 | Reviewed this property |
Just google truro tidal bore, and the first result is the Gov of Canada website that outlines all the times. We apprently can't post links to websites on this tripadvisor site...
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