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White Water Rafting Nova Scotia

May 21st, 2012 ernie Posted in Nova Scotia No Comments »

When you head off to do some white water rafting Nova Scotia there are several distinct choices to consider which many other locations cannot offer. There is the traditional white water rafting tours on the Shubenacadie, which is Nova Scotia’s largest river and something unique which is tidal bore rafting along the cost of Nova Scotia. Tidal bore white water rafting is probably one of the most unusual experiences you will ever have.

White Water Rafting Nova ScotiaTidal Bore Rafting

The Shubenacadie River and Tidal Bore Rafting Park are awesome places to raft with some of the highest tides in the world in the Bay of Fundy were the Shubenacadie River meets the ocean. This is a unique experience in the world and mentioned in many travel magazines and reviews such as the lonely planet. If you are looking for something really different to try in terms of whitewater rafting, tidal bore rafting could be the experience you are looking for.

Tidal bore river rafting is unique and powered by the world famous tidal bore. One moment you are floating on a calm, peaceful river and the next it is transformed into raging rapids! Every day twice a day when the tide changes, the tidal bore temporarily reverses the flow of the river, creating incredible roller coaster rapids. Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie River is the only tidal bore in the world where you can experience this fun-filled thrill twice a day, every day!

Every 6 hours and 13 minutes, 100 billion tons of seawater rush in or out of this natural funnel, producing tides that are as high as a four-storey building. This one-of-a kind natural wonder has made it possible to experience an equally rare adventure: tidal bore river rafting.

Shubenacadie River White Water Rafting

The Shubenacadie River is one of Canada’s white water rafting oddities. At first glance, the river will seem like a dull muddy river. Once you get past the mudflats and sandbars, you’ll come across the mouth of the river. This is where things start going backwards.

Literally. Shubenacadie River is one of the few places to tidal bore raft in Canada. Instead of riding downstream rapids you’re rafting on the worlds highest tides. The tide water travels inland at roughly 50 km per hour, producing sixteen-foot waves. This kind of rafting is equivalent to many white water rafting excursions available in traditional rafting rivers across the country. Many people enjoy this thrill and the fact that is unique in rafting experiences.

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