Willows Beach (James Hutcheson / Facebook)

Ever wondered what it’s like to take a stroll on the ocean floor?

These next few days, you’ll have a chance to do just that, as the lowest tides of the year are in the forecast.

This morning (Thursday, June 14th) saw tides receding to zero metres in Victoria’s Inner Harbour at about 10:20 a.m., according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

But the lowest tides of the year on Vancouver Island are scheduled to happen tomorrow (Friday, June 15th), so plan your beach day accordingly!

Here’s a list of when and where: 

  • Victoria:
    Thursday, June 14th – 10:19 a.m.
    Friday, June 15th – 11:04 a.m.
    Saturday, June 16th – 11:51 a.m.
    Sunday, June 17th – 12:40 p.m.
  • Esquimalt:
    Thursday, June 14th – 10:21 a.m.
    Friday, June 15th – 11:05 a.m.
    Saturday, June 16th – 11:51 a.m.
    Sunday, June 17th – 12:37 p.m.
  • Oak Bay:
    Thursday, June 14th – 10:59 a.m.
    Friday, June 15th – 11:44 a.m.
    Saturday, June 16th – 12:29 p.m.
    Sunday, June 17th – 1:15 p.m.
  • Sooke:
    Thursday, June 14th – 9:49 a.m.
    Friday, June 15th – 10:33 a.m.
    Saturday, June 16th – 11:18 a.m.
    Sunday, June 17th – 12:03 p.m.
  • Sidney:
    Thursday, June 14th – 11:39 a.m.
    Friday, June 15th – 12:24 p.m.
    Saturday, June 16th – 1:11 p.m.
    Sunday, June 17th – 1:59 p.m.
  • Brentwood Bay:
    Thursday, June 14th – 11:59 a.m.
    Friday, June 15th – 12:44 p.m.
    Saturday, June 16th – 1:31 p.m.
    Sunday, June 17th – 2:19 p.m.
  • Nanaimo:
    Thursday, June 14th – 12:47 p.m.
    Friday, June 15th – 1:33 p.m.
    Saturday, June 16th – 2:20 p.m.
    Sunday, June 17th – 3:09 p.m.

And it’s no hindrance that the weather for the next two weeks is predicted to be gorgeous and full of sunshine.

So basically, what we’re saying is: we’ll see you at the beach!

If you snap a photo of the phenomenon and post to Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #victoriabuzz for a chance to be featured!

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