The Big Chalet


34 Years & Counting!

Tidal Bore Rafting Resort has been in business for 35 years. The park and cottages are open all year around. Tidal bore rafting tours are offered from May 1st through October 31st from the company hilltop location overlooking the Shubenacadie River at Urbania, Nova Scotia. There are 13, one and two bedroom cottages on the property, all self-sufficient units, all insulted for year around comfort, all very private and all within listening distance of the famous sounds of the Shubenacadie Tidal Bore.

There is an in-ground swimming pool and a meeting lodge at the property and visitors can explore 180 acres of land, including 2 miles of groomed hiking trails, many of which wind their way through mature hardwood forest along the river bank.

In 2007 -2008, Tidal Bore Rafting Resort, completed the largest expansion to the business in its history. A new special event catering facility was built to highlight the company’s desire to attract business and group functions. The Sandbar Restaurant, as we call it,  is a special event food and beverage venue, with a huge covered out-door deck with an unparalleled view of the Shubenacadie River.

Other facilities were added, including two, two bedroom luxury chalets and a new five bedroom unit, perfect for business meetings and family events. The five bedroom chalet is unique in the province and has become a real asset to event planners in Nova Scotia who are interested holding a special event in a quiet rural setting away from urban distractions. The chalets are constructed of specially prepared Russian Pine and were assembled on-site by a team of Russian builders. The Russian Sauna was converted into another rent-able dwelling in 2015, often referred to as “The Honeymoon Suite”, completed the company’s most recent expansion efforts.

The Tidal Bore Rafting Resort employs 4 to 5 people on a full time basis, which increases to about 30 people (including many students) on a seasonal basis when the rafting tours begin in May.