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New Brunswick Top Attractions

Top 13 things to see and do in New Brunswick

  • 7.8 /10
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    Part of the beautiful Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, Canada.

    The Bay of Fundy is one of Canada's greatest natural treasures. It is a 170-mile long swath of coastline that stretches from Nova Scotia to New Brunswick. The main pull of this area is that the Bay experiences the highest tides in the world. In a single day, the tides move more water than exists in all the freshwater sources across the entire world.There are many ways that you can experience the Bay of Fundy. There are provincial and national parks full of coastline hiking ...

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  • Mount Carleton is the highest peak and elevation in the Canadian Maritime Provinces at 2690 feet. As part of the International Appalachian Trail, it is named after New Brunswick's first lieutenant Governor – Thomas Carleton. Formed as a monadnock, Mount Carleton has high historical and geographic importance. The mountain here has igneous rock remains after a Mesozoic surface was uplifted for creating a plateau. The ongoing erosion by water, wind and glacier ice has formed this mountain ...

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  • The Acadian Historical Village also known as Village Historique Acadian is a living location that seeks to reflect its history, lifestyle, culture and background. Located at Rivière-du-Nord in New Brunswick, this village was opened for tourism in 1977 by visionaries who seeked to generate revenue from this beautiful location through tourism in a unique manner and provide employment to people with developmental disabilities who could contribute with full time jobs.

    The village is spread over 32 acres of land, with a mix of original and restored 18 and 19 century buildings belonging to the Acadian community ...

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  • The Fundy Trail offers a mix of wilderness, hiking and sighting. Noted as a popular wilderness park, it has trailing pathways that opens access to Bay of Fundy coast with breathtaking views of the coastline. The trail is located in St Martins, a popular fishing village between Florida and Labrador and extends for 11 kilometers in length. The trail is easily accessible from Saint John or Sussex as well. The beauty of the trail is its winding coastal trait along the coastline providing access to secluded beaches, ocean view, sea cliffs etc ...

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  • The New Brunswick Museum in Saint John is the oldest continuing museum in Canada since 1929. Historic traces reveal that the origin of this museum dates back to 1842 attributing it to the work of Dr Abraham Gesner. The museum adds to St John's beauty and colorfulness, which is much, sought after by tourists in this region. The New Brunswick Museum is a unique combination of 3 critical museums namely science museum, natural history museum as well as the art museum. All these museums are housed in one building across 3 floors ...

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  • Amongst the recreations of a New Brunswick towns, the Kings Landing Historical Settlement showcases the period from 1780 – 1910. Located in St John's River Valley, this town had a mix of Scottish, English and Irish settlers who formed the loyalists of the 18th century with life struggles yearning for a better life. It does not represent any single village but a collection of several locations to represent rural New Brunswick in that period. Today, with more than 70 buildings, new ones are being added every now and then ...

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  • The Irving nature park in Saint John, along the Bay of Fundy has charming beaches, woodlands, trails, volcanic rocks, all packaged to make a perfect location for hiking and backpacking. Created by J D Irving, the park is spread over 600 acres to preserve an endangered acreage. With close proximity to urban centers, this park will help you reconnect with nature without having to travel miles apart.

    The passionate bird watcher can be charmed by over 250 species like the Black-Capped Chickadee, Blue Herons, Sandpipers and Tree Swallows to name a few ...

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  • A national historic venue, the Historic garrison District is today a cultural and festive centre for Fredericton. Situated by the banks of the river, with a façade of wrought iron and stone fencing, this is a site that represents glory, drama and a biting reality of the region's military past.

    Celebrating the culture of the region with drama, music, artists, crafts and other entertainment, the district has changed the façade of its military past. The site is now bustling with concerts, theater festivals, films and story telling sessions that liven the atmosphere of the city ...

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  • Cape Jourimain Nature Centre is located in Jourimain Island within the Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Area, which is officially operated by the Canadian Wildlife Service to create awareness engaging visitors on environmental conservation. The centre is operated by a not for profit organization with facilities reflecting the functioning of green buildings. This centre organizes walking trails and beach walks for visitors keen on bird watching or observers of natural wealth. Admission to the centre is based on a fee which permits access to the exhibition halls, the trail system, observation tower and any other ongoing program if available ...

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  • Popularly known as the Flowerpot rocks, the Hopewell rocks are at the Bay of Fundy in Hopewell Cape in New Brunswick. These are rare rock formations popularly known as 'Mother-in-Law', 'ET' and 'Lover's Arch' etc which have resulted from erosions of the tides. The rocks comprise of sandstone rock and sedimentary conglomerate formed from rocks washed away from the Caledonia Mountain range to ground level and cemented into one through millions of years. The tectonic activity tilted them to 30-45º angles ...

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  • Pays de la Saguouine is a village recreated to showcase a still from an older time with actors in costumes playing historic characters. This was created by Antoine Maillet, a well known Acadian novelist and playwright. Her motivation was to understand the lives of Acadian's and write them as novels based on her understanding. To this she has written over 40 of them as the village continues to showcase the audience with a truth of Acadian life that is not just educational but also entertaining.

    Here in this village, visitors will experience a different time and period while they put their hands in Acadian cooking at La T'chuisine des Mathilda or the musical strings of playing Acadian instruments at La cabane des T'chuillères ...

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  • 6.8 /10
    If you looking to hit the beach between June and August, to soak in the summer, then the Parlee beach, the warmest salt water beach north of Virginia is the location to be. The Parlee beach is about one kilometer long with supervision for about 700 meters. Located on the East Coast of New Brunswick at Shediac it is one of the most visited and widely popular areas noted for its recreation activities. It is also a provincial park.

    Today more than 25000 visitors throng this beach on several days with the summer months counting upto more than 100000 visitors who come here during its long operating days from 8 am to 10 pm ...

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  • Kouchibouguac National Park is located on the eastern side of New Brunswick and is an hour from Moncton which is 100 kms apart. This is the second national mark in New Brunswick and a popular destination for bird watching, hiking, canoeing, biking and beaches. The park spread over 238 square kilometers provides diversity of activities like swimming, sand dunes, camping to name a few – all in one park.

    Kouchibouguac established in 1969 has its name originate from Mi'kmaq (the language) symbolizing the river of the long tides ...

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  • * Regular pre-pandemic touristic activity level.

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