Last Sunday, we had a chance to visit the Boreview Park located in Moncton, New Brunswick. It’s roughly a 2 hour drive from Fredericton.
Moncton’s Boreview Park is near the downtown part of the city right along the Petitcodiac River. It’s a relatively small park highlighted by a beautiful flowerbed (pictured above). Around it is a number of wooden benches where park goers can sit and enjoy the surrounding space.
In addition, the park marks the area where the first families settled in what will be known as Moncton City.
The Tidal Bore
The main highlight of our visit to the park is to see and appreciate for ourselves what a tidal bore is.
As per TripAdvisor, a Tidal Bore is a tidal phenomenon in which the leading edge of an incoming tide forms a standing wave of water that travels upstream, against the current of a river or narrow bay.
In the case of Moncton’s Tidal Bore, it is caused by the tides of the Bay of Fundy making their way up the historic Petitcodiac River. For those who are are not aware, the Bay of Fundy is home to the highest tides in the world! As such, Moncton’s Tidal Bore is really an amazing sight to see.
Watch the video below to see it for yourself. Watch out for the surfer!
It was really amazing to see how nature works. It starts off with a low rumble from afar that gradually grows in intensity as it gets closer. By the time the surf reaches you, the sound is more like a gushing waterfall. You can hear it in the video above!
If you’re interested in seeing the Tidal Bore for yourself in Moncton’s Boreview Park, check out this website to find out the times when the Tidal Bore will occur. This will help you ensure you arrive in time to see an amazing natural event.