Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre

Whether you’re coming for a day trip, group excursion or family fun day, the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre is the perfect place for all ages to explore the magic of the Bay of Fundy. As East Hants’ only designated Visitor Information Centre, you can also call or visit for trusted advice on planning travel in our area and throughout the province. 

The Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre is open seasonally.

Visit us seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until October 8, 2023.

Plan your adventure to the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre with our Tidal Bore Schedule:

View the 2023 Tidal Bore Times

Contact us for help planning your visit: 902-261-2250 or


The Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre in South Maitland.

About the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre

The Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre is a great place to learn about the world-famous tidal bore while spending time outdoors and taking in some East Hants history.

Be inspired by the surrounding natural wonders of the Fundy tides. (An insider tip: if you plan to arrive to watch the tidal bore, arrive early to see low tide, and return after a few hours to appreciate high tide and the amazing range of the river!)

  • Explore the tidal observation park and interpretive centre – learn more about the history, facts & fun behind the world’s highest tides.
  • Watch the tidal bore pass by! Join us for our interpretive talk and see the river change direction and then rise 10 feet in the following 30 minutes. Did you know? You can watch the tidal bore twice – first by visiting the mouth of the Shubenacadie River and watching the bore pass by the Dawson Dowell Park wharf, and then by driving to the Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre to watch the bore pass our observation deck 50 minutes later. Check our tidal bore schedule for more details.
  • Make sure you see both high and low tide from our tidal observation deck overlooking the incredible Shubenacadie River.
  • Plan a nature walk on the trail, complete with opportunities for bird & eagle watching.
  • Learn more about the ecosystems of our region with the entire family through the Ducks Unlimited marsh program.
  • Learn things you never knew you knew with our tour guides and interpretive exhibits – facts and fun for the entire family!

Our Location

9865 Highway 236, South Maitland

Just an hour from Halifax, the site is wheelchair accessible with plenty of parking, public washrooms and is pet friendly.


The following areas are wheelchair accessible:

– The Interpretive Centre building via ramps at front and back doors
– Washrooms
– Trail to the observation deck
– Parking Lot and pedestrian gate leading to the trails

Please Note

– The caboose is not wheelchair accessible.
– The Wetlands Trail is fairly flat but is not groomed to be wheelchair accessible. Use at own discretion.

Contact Us


Phone: 902-261-2250 from Mid-May to mid-October (902-883-6239 in the off-season)

Visit us at 9865 Highway 236, South Maitland

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