Burntcoat Head Park remains closed to tourists. Local residents are able to use the green space and trails while keeping social distancing in mind. The washrooms and lighthouse are closed. We look forward to seeing you all again at another time

If you make use of a park in your local area, please remember to adhere to public health directives including:
~ Social distancing – limiting your contact with other people and staying 2 metres (6 feet) away from them.
~ Limit non-essential gatherings to no more than 5 people.
~ No non-essential travel outside your community.
~ Wash or sanitize hands often.
~ Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hand.


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