You will need a good sturdy pair of hiking shoes for this tour. We cover a lot of ground on our way to the incredible sight of Cape Split, where the land has separated itself from the peninsula due to the forces of the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world. Also on this tour we get the opportunity to see the Minas Basin from the Valley Look-off, so don't forget to pack your camera as bald eagles are often seen soaring overhead. Blomidon offers great scenery where 300 foot red cliffs tower over a beautiful beach.
Trail Rating: This is our longest hike of all the day tours we offer. Although the length maybe long the trail does not present much difficulty other then the occasional exposed root, wet patch and slight incline during the first portion of the hike.
Level of Difficulty:
Children (under 13): 25% off
Students: Tax free
Seniors (60+): Tax free
Blomidon Provincial Park
Bay of Fundy
*Price above includes: Transportation, lunch, and tour guide. This tour can be paid for on the day of the tour by Cash, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. This tour starts and ends in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Pick-up/Drop-off for tour is location at the front entrance of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic - 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax.
Lunch includes: Various fruits, vegetables, breads, cheese, dips, pepperoni and smoked salmon (vegetarian & vegan friendly).
The 'Bird's Eye View' Bay of Fundy Tour Video:
About Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia
Reaching far out into the waters of the Bay of Fundy lays a remarkable sight. Perched hundreds of feet above the world’s highest tides sits a grassy knoll at the top of Cape Split. From this vantage point one can witness the power of Mother Nature at her finest as 100 billion tons of water changes during the tide cycle.
The Mi’kMaq people once lived freely within this region. Their Indian god known as Glooscap was said to have lived on the top of the red sandstone cliffs of Cape Blomidon. Glooscap’s arch enemy “Beaver” was believed to have created an enormous dam across the Bay of Fundy which caused the tides to flood over the land. Glooscap struck down on the dam with a powerful bolt of lightning causing the land to split, now known as Cape Split. This allowed the water to flow freely through the Bay of Fundy into the Minas Basin and creating the world’s highest tides and leaving behind a beautiful valley with rich red soil and green pastures.
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