Wasson Bluff Arch

The Bay of Fundy is famous (or notorious) for having the world's highest tides accompanied by bores (the true tidal waves) which can have vertical leading edges over 10 feet high. Wasson Bluff Arch Before visiting this arch, make sure that you familiarize yourself with the schedule for high and low tide. The tide comes in extremely quickly and if you are careless, you can easily wind up stranded or worse. Robert's recommendation is to visit the arch 3 hours before low tide. By this time, the waters should have receded enough to make the arch accessible and you will have more than enough time to get to the arch and take pictures before the tide starts to come back in. In the town of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia, get on the "Two Islands Road". After a few miles, the pavement ends. Proceed on the very passable dirt road until you reach a small parking area on the right, which is marked by an interpretive sign explaining that this is the area in which some of the worlds oldest dinosaur fossils have been found. Proceed down the short trail to the beach and continue to the right. Proceed around the small point of land jutting into the Bay of Fundy; and the arch will be right in front of you.

Photo by
Robert O'Connell


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