Places in New Brunswick
Your adventure in New Brunswick will probably start in the capital of Fredericton. The city has a rich history that has changed hands from the First Nations, Acadian settlers, and American-loyalists. Visit the Fredericton Region Museum for a glimpse into its history.
Bay of Fundy
The Bay of Fundy lies at the intersection of where New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island meet – and is where you’ll find the world’s highest tides at 19 metres high. Over the years these tides have created fascinating rock formations and sea caves.
The Bay of Fundy tidal range is so powerful that it forces water back into the mouth of the St John River! Including creating a reverse waterfall! The best views are available at the Reversing Falls Bridge.
Grand Manan Island
Near the mouth of the Bay of Fundy, you’ll find this tiny fishing community that is only accessible by ferry. The island is very popular with bird watchers with more than 240 species found on the island! The surrounding waters are also home to the Atlantic white-sided dolphin, harbour porpoise, and several species of seals!
If you thought it was just Quebec that had a strong Francophone culture, then think again. Moncton has a strong French history that is spate from the Acadians that settled in modern-day Quebec. The Fort Beauséjour National Historic Site is one of the best places to immerse yourself in the French history of the province.
This is the place to learn about the history of rural New Brunswick. The lively, interactive exhibits (and 70,000 artefacts!) tells of the story of Loyalist settlers who had just arrived from the recently formed United States. There are also workshops where you can learn 19th-century skills such as embroidery and rope-making!
Shediac is known as the Lobster Capital of the World and, so proud of this accolade, they have a bus-sized lobster statue near the visitor information centre!