New Brunswick Travel Guide
'Flowerpot' rocks in the Bay of Fundi © Buddha Dog
The sparsely inhabited province of New Brunswick is a wonderland of dense forests, breathtaking beaches, fragile coastal dunes and the famous Appalachians, some of the oldest mountains in the world. Once part of the historic French colony of Acadia, New Brunswick is the only constitutionally-bilingual province in Canada where inhabitants speak both English and French.
The capital of New Brunswick is Fredericton, and although it is only the third-largest city in the province behind Saint John and Moncton, it is a bustling metro home to three universities, and host to the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, the New Brunswick Summer Festival and the Silver Wave Film Festival, which is associated with the Toronto Film Festival.
Fundy National Park is a must for anyone keen to escape to the great outdoors. Comprising both coast and forest, the park features more than 20 waterfalls for hikers to discover. Alternatively, Kouchibouguac National Park boasts warm-water tidal pools.
The Bay of Fundy is possibly New Brunswick's most popular attraction, its waters rising and falling 40 feet (12 metres) each day with the tides. Visitors can walk along the bay floor and marvel at the tree-tufted sandstone formations, nicknamed the 'Flowerpot Rocks', and also kayak around the bay the very same day, or do some exciting whale watching.
New Brunswick offers visitors the chance to escape it all and explore the wilderness under wide skies and with few other people around.
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