A maritime province abundant in sandy beaches, pine forest, soaring mountains and winding rivers, New Brunswick is certainly a natural beauty. With a blend of exhilaration and relaxation, New Brunswick paints a welcoming picture for any traveller, with fantastic recreational activities, vibrant cities, and flavoursome cuisine.
Things to do in New Brunswick
The Bay of Fundy is definitely one of New Brunswick’s most popular areas, best known for its extreme tides and incredible whale watching. Take a long stroll through the Hopewell Rocks to marvel at flowerpot rocks slowly disappearing in the tide, or hop on your bike and cycle along the scenic Fundy Trails.
The beaches in New Brunswick present the perfect place to relax. Choose between over 50 beaches, all offering a tranquil ambience where children create large sandcastles and groups of friends bond over a game of beach volleyball.
Be sure to explore the sand dunes and Discovery Beaches in search of ancient fossils, or of course you can travel away from the shoreline and visit the lively cities. There’s at least one market in almost every community, all offering a plethora of fresh seasonal goods, including vegetables, fruit and even maple syrup, whilst the restaurant scene is a diverse blend of French-inspired bistro, oyster bars, and Acadian dishes. Afterwards, wash it all down at one of the scenic wineries, or if you’re more of a beer drinker, you can visit Canada’s oldest independent brewery, Moosehead.
When to go to New Brunswick
With so many coastal recreation opportunities, summertime is most likely the best time to visit this province. Though the summer is busy with tourists, it never feels too crowded, though the cities can get quite humid and hot in July. The weather starts to cool down by the end of August, and though September may be the best time to go weather wise, you’ll need to check that everywhere you want to visit is still open.