Burntcoat Head Park is now open for the season and ready to welcome you!
The park grounds are open dawn til dusk daily, and park facilities such as washrooms
and lighthouse are open 10am to 6pm daily.
Experience the world’s highest tides
Unbeatable – and breathtaking. Welcome to the highest tides in the world. Twice each day the Bay of Fundy fills and empties its 160 billion tons of water, a feat of nature recognized by the Guinness World Records in 1975. Burntcoat Head has an average tide of 47.5 feet with an extreme range of 53.6 feet.
Click here for tide schedule at Burntcoat Head Park.
Bring back unforgettable memories
Picnics, walking trails, outdoor gardens, interpretive displays, local crafts. It’s all here for you. Make a day of it – and make memories that will last a lifetime. For the most dramatic effect of the tide, visit both at low and high tide. The six hours between tides can be spent enjoying the Park or exploring the local community.
"Brag of your country. When I am abroad I brag of everything that Nova Scotia is, has, or can produce, and when they beat me at everything else, I say, "How high do your tides rise?"
Joseph Howe, Politician for Hants County
1804 - 1873