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The tide is high in Squamish (Video)

Les Hulicsko/Wandering Sole Images

Les Hulicsko of Wandering Sole Images captured this footage of a king tide in the Squamish Estuary on Nov. 9.

According to the provincial government, a king tide is a naturally occurring extremely high tide that occurs when the sun and moon’s gravitation forces reinforce one another at times of the year when the moon is closest to the earth. They are typically more dramatic during the winter.

King tide is the colloquial term for the event.

Another Squamish storm watcher, Carl Halvorson noted the Tuesday tide was 4.76 metres at 10:04 a.m.

In Vancouver, water submerged popular tourist destinations, such as Jericho Pier and parts of the Yaletown seawall.

More high tide events are expected on Dec. 6 and Dec. 7.