The travel news on New Brunswick
WHO ARE THE PEOPLE?
The main groups of people are the Acadiens, the original French settlers, the Indigenous people the Maliseet and Mik’Maq and British descendants.
WHAT IS IT?
New Brunswick or NB is one of Canada’s Maritime provinces and one of the original four provinces that formed the Confederation of Canada in 1867. It is the only truly bilingual province in this officially bilingual nation.
WHEN TO GO?
Summer is an ideal time to visit when amenities and attractions are open and in full service. This is when you are likely to have the best weather possible in this region.
WHERE IS IT?
NB is located in eastern Canada. It is bordered by Québec and the state of Maine on the west and northwest side and is connected to Nova Scotia on its eastern side.
WHY GO THERE?
The usual attractions¹ abound but the star attraction is the Bay of Fundy, home to the highest tides in the world. There’s also Magnetic Hill where you put your car in neutral and it rolls up hill!
cities: museums; festivals; food & drink attractions
activities: hiking, golfing, biking, skiing, whale watching
nature: beaches, wildlife
culture: experience Acadie
HOW TO GET THERE?
Air: There are a number of airports in New Brunswick with the main ones in Fredericton, Moncton, and St. John/Saint Jean.
Land: If you’re in Canada or the US you can drive here, take the bus or train.
Sea: Ships of all sizes come here or you could swim! (Well maybe not, unless you’re a whale. They like to hang out in the waters surrounding the province.)
No vaccinations are required but standard up-to-date vaccinations are recommended.
CDC website: Health Information for Travellers to Canada
This is an easy one. All of the following are widely available and in good working order:
- Flush Toilets