Moncton and Tidal Bore

The heights of the tidal range cause a tidal bore in several rivers, including the Petitcodiac River in New Brunswick. Since shallow water waves travel faster when the water, is deeper, the wave gains strength as it moves up a river. The actual height of the bore on a given day will depend both on the
tidal range that day, and also on local environmental conditions.

One of the better places to view this is from the city of
Moncton. Part of the Canada Trail (now called The Great Trail) runs along the river in Dieppe and Moncton, and this is one of the easiest, and perhaps best, places to observe the tidal bore. Join the trail near the Chateau Moncton hotel (which is almost across the street from the large Champlain Place shopping mall). If you do arrange your visit to be there at the right time to see the tidal bore, make sure to stay after the bore to see how rapidly the water flows into the river.

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