Weather and tides


Nova Scotia weather can change quickly. Please check the projected weather forecasts before planning your trip to the site. Weather updates are also available every twenty minutes from the local radio station, CKDH 101.7 fm.

Current Local Weather Forecast (from Environment Canada):

Tide Times

Before you head out onto the beach, please consult the tide times. The beach at Joggins has two very distinct zones, which are indicated by geological formations. The main section of the beach closest to the Fossil Centre can usually be traversed up to an hour or so before — and after — high tide. There are some areas which are considered remote and have a much smaller window for visitation (2 to 3 hours).

The north point (Coal Mine Point) and the south point (Dennis Point) mark the beginning of these areas, which are considered remote.

To be safe, only access remote areas on our guided tours.

Tide times used by Joggins Fossil Cliffs are those published by Environment Canada. Use the link below to check tide times before your visit. Tour schedules may need to be modified depending on tide size and weather therefore are subject to change. Feel free to contact us with questions or for tour and tide confirmations.

Beach safety

Published: 2016-05-03