Timing for the activities of this day may be adjusted for tidal predictions. Tidal Bore Rafting will be a high tide activity . All gear for rafting is provided for us including floatation devices, rain gear, and wetsuits. Do not wear light coloring clothing that could become stained by the iron in the water. Please wear comfortable, closed toed shoes and bring a change of clothes. There are washrooms, changing rooms, and showers available. Towels will be provided.
At the hotel.
Our day will begin with an opportunity to experience the highest tidal range in the world. Setting out from the hotel, we will ride to where the Minas Basin meets the Shubenacadie River, creating the Shubenacadie River's Tidal Bore - a natural phenomenon seen in very few parts of the world. Aboard stable Zodiac boats, local experts will lead our field trip over the tidal bore while explaining local history and geology. While riding the bore, keep an eye out for bald eagles that are commonly spotted along the river. The tidal bore is a phenomenon caused by the rise of the tides above the river, pushing upstream and creating a wave ranging from a ripple to several feet in height. This wave – referred to as the Tidal Bore – pushes up the Shubenacadie River, creating tidal rapids, whirlpools, cross-currents, and eddies that can last up to three hours.
A picnic at Lawrence House Museum just across from the Tidal Bore
Your adventure on the Shubenacadie River finishes in mid afernoon. Visit the nearby Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre and Mi'kmaw Museum to gaze at the 40-foot statue of Glooscap and to learn about the Mi'kmaw - the Aboriginal group of Nova Scotia. The Glooscap Heritage Centre is dedicated to the celebration of Mi'kmaw heritage. Native Mi’kmaq legend holds that the god Glooscap created the islands while fighting with the giant beaver that dammed his medicine garden in a local village. The mud, sticks, and stones are said to have trapped the beaver and turned it to gold.
Dinner at a Truro Restaurant. Coffee and tea included. Other beverages available for purchase.