A great experience at Burntcoat Head Park starts with checking the tide times. To walk on the ocean floor, plan to arrive as close to low tide as possible (the safest time to explore is three hours before or after low tide). Tip: Make sure to see both low and high tide for a true appreciation of this natural wonder.
How to read our schedule: scroll to find the date of your visit. Low tide times are listed in green (when the water level is at its lowest). You can also see high tide times and predicted tide heights in metres and feet in our schedule. From mid-May to Mid-October, our Facebook page is updated daily with tide times.
How do we predict tide times? Our schedule is based on data from Canada’s Department of Fisheries & Oceans. You can also see tide times for the whole year from the Government of Canada here. When checking tide times online, pay attention to your location – tide times can vary greatly from place to place. For example, the daily times for Burntcoat Head and Halifax would be very different!
When planning your visit to Burntcoat Head Park, if you want to explore the ocean floor, arrive during low tide. It’s safest to explore the ocean floor within the three hours before or after low tide. For example, if low tide were to occur at 3:00 p.m., the ocean floor would be safely accessed from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.
To truly appreciate the range of the world’s highest tides, plan to see both low and high tide. Here are a few ways to pack an awesome day trip into the six hours between:
Still need some help planning your visit? Our team is happy to help! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
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