Visit New Brunswick, Canada
New Brunswick is like the shy, pretty tomgirl who sits in the corner at the dance and gets passed up by tourists who want to dance with her daintier, trendier nearby sisters, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
What they’re missing out on is a province adorned with pristine wilderness and rustic lodges that once made it the illustrious holiday destination of millionaires and US Presidents alike.
So we urge you to consider cutting the rug with this delightful maritime region.
Whether it’s discovering the charming Acadian Villages, fly-fishing salmon along the gorgeous coastline, or exploring the incredible natural wonder that is the Bay of Fundy, it’s a chance to discover a unique side of Canada.
And vivacious Nova Scotia will still be there waiting when you’re done.
MUST SEE SIGHTS AND THINGS TO DO IN NEW BRUNSWICK
Whale watching in the stunning Bay of Fundy – the most commonly seen of these gentle giants are the minke, humpback and fin. The bay is also famed for having the world’s highest tide. You can watch it cover vast distances in minutes from Hopewell Rocks.
Revel in the incredible seafood this coastal province has to offer. If you’re a foodie, don’t leave before trying the regions famed lobster stew!
Spend a day exploring the 1200-hectare Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Stop by Roosevelt Cottage while you’re there – the 34-room lodge where President Franklin Roosevelt himself grew up.
Mountain biking or skiing in the Appalachian Mountains. If its summer, you could even pitch a tent.
Cosy up with a glass of vino in one of the local bars within the Acadian village – the perfect location for date night.
Hiking in Irving Nature Park – pack your boots and discover the untouched landscapes of this coastal park. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot seals sunbathing on the rocks offshore!
Visiting the Mirimachi River. You can try your luck at fishing here. New Brunswick is famed for their monster salmon the size of small dogs.
WHEN TO TRAVEL TO NEW BRUNSWICK
Head to New Brunswick during July-September for the whale watching season. In August you can enjoy the outdoors in the summer sun. November-March is perfect for cross-country skiing on the groomed runs in Fundy National Park.
GETTING TO NEW BRUNSWICK
You can travel to New Brunswick by plane, rail or boat, and the province is serviced by many airlines.