Tide Pool Marine Life Best Viewed at Low Tide

Can you summon the salty fragrance of the sea, the soothing rhythm of the waves and go to some special place stored in your fondest memories?


Witness the drama unfolding at your feet as British Columbia's bizarre marine life forms battle it out with impressive arsenals and adaptations. Explore the fascinating creatures in the sandstone tide pools along Northwest Bay. View singing fish, colourful sea stars, anemones, crabs, sponges, snails and more. Viewing is best during the weeks of a new or full moon when the tides are low during the daytime.

To explore tidepools, head to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. This is a guest article by Patrick Walshe, Biologist and owner/operator of Coastal Revelation Nature Tours.

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Patrick Walshe