Visiting New Brunswick
From the eclectic urban delights of Saint John and Fredericton to its sweeping coastlines and wildlife-filled national parks, New Brunswick on Canada's Atlantic coast is packed full of highlights. Enjoy it all alongside delicious seafood and some of Canada's very best craft beers for a truly delicious holiday.
New Brunswick is arguably the most charming province of Atlantic Canada, with its lighthouse-studded islands and picturesque fishing communities host to an abundance of boutiques, galleries and restaurants serving up ultra-fresh seafood. Then, of course, there's the spectacular Bay of Fundy, demonstrating the highest tides in the world – one of the highlights of any New Brunswick itinerary. High and low tides can be witnessed twice a day to reveal what lies on the ocean floor with the opportunity to walk on the rocks that were hidden in water just moments ago. The bay attracts a number of naturalists to the area and is also the site for whales that breach along the shoreline. The spectacular Fundy National Park is all rolling mountains and winding roads that make for an ultra-scenic road trip as you stop to spot myriad wildlife, such as moose and caribou.
Head to capital Saint John to discover fossils displayed at the New Brunswick Museum and relax at Cape Jourimain Nature Centre and look out to the Confederation Bridge. Or, visit the vast sandy beaches at Kouchibouguac National Park and take the opportunity to canoe to a nearby collection of grey seals. There's typical Acadian villages found along the Acadian Peninsula, with effigies dotting the beach – discover more at Bouctouche, Cap Pelé and the living history museum of Village Historique Acadien. The Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton is home to spectacular artwork and the historic Garrison District, while Moncton is known for its Coliseum and The Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada.
Top itineraries in New Brunswick
Explore the Canadian Maritimes as you travel through the Atlantic provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.Taste remarkable seafood, discover a unique Acadian culture and drive some of Canada's most spectacular coastlines.
Combine New Brunswick’s all-natural good looks and its intriguing past with this scenic road trip. Along the way, guided tours bring it all to life, ranging from whale watching trips to champagne-paired caviar tastings.
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Take this self-drive tour of Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick to experience the provinces through their cuisine, which is heavily based around seafood.
Where to go in New Brunswick
Moncton impresses with its array of entertainment on offer. Choose between the Moncton Coliseum and The Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada that both draw crowds. Explore the arts scene, heritage and museums within the city and mix this with the great shopping and seafood restaurants available.
Fredericton is a beautiful small city that is the capital of New Brunswick. Walk past the Victorian architecture and the historic district that demonstrate the city's military past. Most of the city's activity is concentrated south of Saint John River with plenty of shopping and restaurants on offe…
New Brunswick articles
Wexas Canada expert Andy Austen travels through Atlantic Canada’s New Brunswick, contrasting its unique cultural and culinary heritage with its spectacular natural world.
Atlantic Canada is made up of New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Four distinct provinces, but each with its own character and charm. Travel writer David Orkin shares his highlights.
New Brunswick is a laid-back corner of Atlantic Canada that, despite being the holiday destination of choice for presidents, a top whale watching spot and a classic summer-by-the-seaside feel, doesn't like to boast... but we think it shouldn't be so modest.
Atlantic Canada may seem vast, but remember – this is life on a North American scale. Our guide to the provinces – New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island – will help you decide where to plan your Canadian holiday this year.
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