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Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy

1156 West Bay Rd, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
+1 902-254-2510
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This place is well outside the town limits, yet worth the drive. This facility is the center for... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Cheri W
Hooksett, New Hampshire

We drove down the long dirt road only to find out we were too early, no where in town had hours... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Michele K
Bridgewater, Canada
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1156 West Bay Rd, Parrsboro, Nova Scotia B0M 1S0, Canada
+1 902-254-2510
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This place is well outside the town limits, yet worth the drive. This facility is the center for research into utilizing the power of the tidal movements to generate electricity. There are numerous videos delving into how this may affect plant life and sea creatures,...More

Thank Cheri W
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

We drove down the long dirt road only to find out we were too early, no where in town had hours posted. It would have been an hour wait and we couldn't see the point in coming back as it just appeared to be a...More

Thank Michele K
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Very interesting place to visit. It is the base for the research into putting power generating turbines in the bay of fundy. There is some gravel roads to drive on but they are in good condition. It was interesting to learn about the tides and...More

1  Thank Bill2013bob
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

This is an active research station with a self-guided visitor's center incorporated into the same space. Interactive kiosks show videos and provide information about the research, tidal science, and future possibilities of this technology in providing renewable energy. Really a fascinating story worthy of being...More

Thank n2n8ture
Reviewed 17 September 2016

It is NOT in downtown Parrsboro as some websites imply. Instead it is about 6 miles southwest via Whitehall Road (follow the signs for Ottawa House and keep going past it). A small museum, with mostly text exhibits. A few small 5" or so models....More

Thank johnpE908TO
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We arrived just before closing time, The staff lady ( sorry I forgot your name) was very kind and allowed us to have a peek at the Research Center. She gave us a lot of information. Once again the star of the show was the...More

Thank Elkfordian
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Very interesting displays and a nice view. We love science information and were excited to visit, we should have read between the lines of these reviews though. The displays are written signage and pictures, one video. No information I couldn't have found on Google in...More

Thank fabooliss
Reviewed 25 June 2016

FORCE is a research site investigating the feasibility of using the tidal flow in the Bay of Fundy to drive turbines to generate electricity. The first turbine installed in 2009 was not able to withstand the force of the tides and failed within a few...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 June 2016

It's about 10km out of Parrsboro along a dirt road. Just follow the signs. Why the remote location? Well, that spot overlooks Black Rock and the FORCE tidal demonstration site. The little museum is nice but the view is great. If you're in the area,...More

Thank Ragnarok321
Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

Totally fascinating leaning about technology of the future. Very well informed staff. And a beautiful scenic view. And the road in wasn't that bad.

Thank MarlaCToronto
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