Bienvenue and welcome to New Brunswick, the gateway to Atlantic Canada! With its bustling urban cities and charming villages, family-friendly destinations and world-famous attractions, and meshing of French and English cultures side-by-side, New Brunswick is a province of many adventures, many wonders.
Visit New Brunswick’s capital city, Fredericton, to see the renowned Beaverbrook Art Gallery and award-winning festivals like the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, or a self-guided audio tour of one the city’s historic neighbourhoods along the Saint John River. Head to Moncton for fantastic shopping, to try your luck at Casino New Brunswick, or treat the family to an awesome day out at Crystal Palace Amusement Park, Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill Zoo. And for heart-stopping adventure, culinary delights and some of the most incredible natural sites found anywhere in the world, check out the wonderful port city of Saint John.
Stroll along La Promenade Waterfront in Bathurst for unique shops, galleries and boutiques, but make sure you’re in Dieppe on Saturday for the town’s very popular and mouth-watering farmers’ market. Travel to St. Stephen—home of the Ganong Brothers chocolate factory since 1873—for a walking tour and a sweet treat; then stay overnight in an gorgeous luxurious inn or B&B in the national historic district of St. Andrews-by-the-Sea. Experience the beauty of nature and Acadian culture in Bouctouche with Pays de la Sagouine and the Irving Eco-Centre, La dune de Bouctouche, one of the last remaining great sand dunes on North America’s northeastern coast. Or relax in the quaint town of Sackville, home to a myriad of fantastic galleries, lovely cafes, and the number one comprehensive undergraduate university in Canada, Mount Allison University.
For the more relaxing outdoor experience, meander through the 27 acres of Kingsbrae Garden, one of the top public gardens in all of Canada; tour Granite Town Farms, home of the big blueberry, for a berry good time; and walk on the ocean floor at Hopewell Cape. Get an introduction to herbalism at the New Brunswick Botanical Garden, take an avian expedition at the Daly Point Nature Reserve, or go fly-fishing or tubing along the renowned Miramichi River. If you’d like a little more of an adrenaline rush, try a zip-lining aerial adventure at TreeGO Mactaquac or Moncton, reeling in a shark down by St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, or go whale watching, either by zodiac, tall ship or kayak. And of course, don’t forget jet-boat riding at the Reversing Falls in Saint John, a must-do in New Brunswick.
Travel to Florenceville, the French fry capital of the world, to be inspired at the Andrew and Laura McCain Art Gallery—and then grab a bite to eat at Potato World. Take in a night at the Opry (Miramichi-style), or an afternoon tasting award-winning wines at the Magnetic Hill Winery. If you have more time, spend a couple of days in New Brunswick’s capital city and take part in edVentures Fredericton, Atlantic Canada’s largest learning vacation program. With over 120 workshops in everything from painting to photography, jewellery to textiles, there’s a hands-on learning experience sure to please the entire family.
Experience History and Culture
Take a trip back in time at the Kings Landing Historical Settlement, with reenactments and re-creations of significant historical events from the region, or help prepare a traditional aboriginal dinner at Metepenagiag Heritage Park. Experience a day in a soldier’s life at Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District, or the by-gone age of train travel at the McAdam Railway Station. Weave some new tales at the Keillor House Museum and St. James Church Textile Museum, or explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Acadian culture, past and present, at Monument-Lefebvre National Historic Site.
Looking for more travel information?
Visit www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca to find additional travel information including visitor guides available for download, places to stay and other unique experiences.