What are the Summertime Tide Extremes for Charlottetown?

On my ride over the Hillsborough River last night I spotted a bridge piling I’d never seen before:

Very low tide in Charlottetown

When I got home I checked to see what low tide was, and found that it had happened 20 minutes previous and was 1.52 feet.

This got me curious: what are the extreme tides predicted for Charlottetown for this summer?

So I used XTide to find out.

The lowest tide between the summer solstice and the autumnal equinox will be 0.14 feet, and will occur on June 25 at 6:21 p.m. and again on June 26 at 7:12 p.m.

The highest tide this summer will be 9.38 feet, and will occur on June 26 at 12:12 p.m.

So both the lowest and the highest tide of the summer will occur on June 26: the tide at lunchtime will be 9.24 feet higher than the tide just after supper.

Tide chart for June 26, 2021 for Charlottetown, PE


Nick's picture
Nick on June 14, 2021 - 21:29 Permalink

I had been trying to find a good day to explore the tide pools at Canoe Cove with my little one, and pick a day to go in the evening that wasn’t too late for supper and bedtime.

I came across DFO’s site, with an available Rest-API for those that like to dig around in the data: https://www.qc.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/tides/en

One term that’s listed in the DFO web apps is the astronomical tide, which refers to the all-time height extremes that are possible for a given location.

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Kevin on June 15, 2021 - 06:58 Permalink

I've been amazed at the difference between PEI's north and south shore tidal ranges.