Harbourville is a very small working fishing village on the Bay of Fundy, not too far from Berwick. What’s so amazing here, like anywhere on the Bay of Fundy, is the extremes of the tides.

high tide

What’s fascinating about this harbour is that the bottom of the harbour is 30′ above the low tide level, so it’s not accessible at low tide. Here is the same harbour at low tide:

low tide

Shot with iPhone4S – proof that the best camera is the one you have with you.

It was also nice for us to see the island of Ilse Haute closer than the view we’re used to from Cap D’Or. 🙂



The fog here is beautiful too. I just love how it sweeps over the cliffs.

Funday fog


A few moments later the cliffs are almost completely obscured and moments after this was taken, the scene was white.

There’s also the Schnitzelhaus restaurant here that makes great fish cakes, apple strudel and seafood chowder. When you go, say Hi to Elke from “Blair & Carolyn” !

Note: This restaurant was renamed Harbourville Restaurant By The Sea, then it was taken over by new management. Hours may be limited, check before you go if a meal is in your plans. — 2020

Harbourville's restauraurnt

Shot using iPhone 4S.


A homey welcome.


The interior is a charming and eclectic blend of Nova Scotia seashore and German decor. Each table is different, some chairs with cushions and covers: take in the whimsical details and enjoy the warm atmosphere.


Attention is paid to details. This is the raspberry lemonade: how pretty is the presentation! I don’t have enough of a sweet tooth to have fully enjoyed this, but I did love looking at it.


The fish cakes were everything I had hoped for when I first saw the sign outside advertising them. Delicious! And that’s a side serving of baked beans. We both enjoyed these.


The fish chowder is not lacking fish. The light creamy broth didn’t overpower the fish and we both enjoyed it. The bread served with the chowder is another of the wonderful details that shows care in the food preparation: it was wonderful. And if one slice isn’t enough another will be offered to you.


The strudel! We arrived before the restaurant opened and saw a helper peeling apples at the side of the restaurant. Because the rest of the food had been wonderful and there was the German theme, I asked the server (owner?) about the apple strudel. She proudly stated that they made it the long way, no shortcuts here! So, of course, we had to try it. We were not disappointed


The last of the evening sun is touching the cliffs at low tide: when the tide comes up, I would be over my head in water from this vantage point.


A fishing boat is returning home on the tide as the evening colour fades away.


Standing below the harbour, looking towards the Black Rock Lighthouse. That will be another post.

Check out our multi-scene panoramic in the harbour. You may also be interested in our Harbourville Nova Scotia travel video.


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