Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy lies between Canada's Nova Scotia and New Brunswick provinces, and touches the U.S. state of Maine. The Bay of Fundy is known for extremely high tides, which officially measure over 15 meters (49 feet). It takes 6 hours for the tides to change from low tide to high tide. A natural resonance similar to the movement of water in a bathtub is responsible for the extreme tides. During low tide, the northeast portion of the Bay of Fundy becomes exposed, and the landscape turns into a wide channel of braided rivers.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax is an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada. It is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. Halifax is a major business center known for its maritime history as a trading hub for privateers during the War of 1812.
The Halifax Waterfront district is known for its boardwalk lined with seafood restaurants, as well as its warehouses that have been restored as cafes and boutiques.
Pier 21 was an ocean liner terminal and immigration entry point from 1928 to 1971 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nearly one million immigrants came to Canada through Pier 21. Today, part of Pier 21 has Canada's national museum of immigration.
The Dominion Public Building is an Art Deco-style office building located in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Completed in 1936, it served as the central post office for the City of Halifax and housed various other government offices. It is situated in the downtown waterfront.
Heavy iron gates mark the entrance of Halifax Public Gardens on Spring Garden Road.
The Halifax Public Gardens, which covers seven hectares, was opened to the public in 1867. It is a good example of Victorian horticulture, with an ornamental bandstand, fountains, statues, and formal flower-beds.
The public gardens feature a wide variety of colorful and exotic plants.
The Fairview Lawn Cemetery in Halifax, Nova Scotia is the final resting place for over one hundred victims of the RMS Titanic, which sank in the early morning hours of 15 April 1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean after colliding with an iceberg.
Peggy's Cove is a picturesque fishing village, located about 45 kilometers from Halifax.
Peggy's Cove Lighthouse is an active lighthouse and a well-known Canadian landmark. It is one of the busiest tourist attractions in the province. The bare rocky ground is evidence of the scraping action of the massive Laurentide Ice Sheet that passed through this area on its way to the Atlantic Ocean at the end of the Ice Age approximately 11,000 years ago.
Peggy's Cove is a colorful fishing village. The houses on the rocky terrain overlook the piers where numerous boats are anchored.
Nova Scotia has some of the most productive lobster fishing grounds in the world. The trapping of lobsters is regulated by the government in order to maintain a sustainable production.