The Shubenacadie River
The Shubenacadie Tidal River flows through the Village to the Bay of Fundy
The historic Shubie Canal was built to extend the reach of the Shubenacadie River from Dartmouth on the Atlantic Ocean to Maitland and the Bay of Fundy. The tidal river is a beautiful meandering river that flows through the Village of Shubenacadie and the river changes direction with the tides even this 24 km from the Bay. The level of the river changes by approximately 12 – 14’ with during each tide change twice a day.
River Rafting has become a significant attraction with three companies offering a variety of tours each day at the time of the tide change. They take visitors on an exciting ride up the river and as the tidal bore arrives it creates rolling waves to bounce over and through. Some of the tours stop and allow you to get out and enjoy mud sliding in the red sands on the shores.
You will see a link at the bottom of the page to contact each of these companies for more details on their websites – you will find Tide Schedules on their sites as well. There is also a video below to let you have a taste even before you come.