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New Brunswick is divided into five touring
regions, based on the province's renowned
* Acadian Coastal Drive: This area's city of
Bathurst features the Daly Point Reserve,
a 100-acre protected property sheltering
rare and endangered species, such as the
Maritime Ringlet Butterfly. Bas-Caraquet
is the oldest community in the province.
Founded in 1723 and continuously inhabited by Acadians, the town features fishing, mackerel and clam digging and sandy
beaches perfect for relaxing. Shippagan's
Aquarium and Marine Centre is one of the
province's must-see attractions, with close
to 2,000-square feet of exhibit space and 31
tanks, including a 114,000-litre outdoor tank
for harbour seals.
* Appalachian Range Route: Listen to more
than 400 million years of history whisper
through the trees and find inspiration atop
some of the earth's oldest mountains.
This area features some of the highest
points in the Maritimes. Its highest peak,
Mount Carleton, reaches 820 metres high.
Mount Carleton Provincial Park features
more than 42,000 acres of wilderness and
62 kilometres of hiking trails. The world's largest intact shark fossil, more than 409 million
years old, was discovered here in the heart of
the Appalachian Range.
* Fundy Coastal Drive: This region borders
the beautiful Bay of Fundy, home to a variety
of sea life, including the Humpback whale,
Puffins, dolphins, seals, eagles and rare butterflies. Tourists will enjoy the New Brunswick
museum in Saint John, NB-the oldest continuing museum in Canada. And the province's most famous geological feature, the
Hopewell Rocks, is also found here, where
tides rise as high as 16 metres.
* Miramichi River Route: The region's
Beaubears Island is a National Historic site
and can be toured by boat on the Historic
Beaubears Island Tour. The Beaubears
Island Interpretive Centre and Museum features interpretive guides, artifacts and displays of the Miramichi area's shipbuilding
and Acadian Heritage. New Brunswick's
oldest village of Metepenagiag is also found
here, and is known as the Village of Thirty
Centuries, believed to have been founded
3,000 years ago.
* River Valley Scenic Drive: This area is
known as "river country," where covered
bridges, rolling farmland and river ferries
flourish. In the province's capital city of
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Fredericton is Old Government House, a
national and provincial historic site. Built
between 1826-1828, the house is open to
the public and features exhibits and many
restored rooms. The town of Hartland features the world's longest covered bridge at
Festivals and Events
The following are a few of the festivals and
events that take place in New Brunswick. For
an updated list of festivals and events, please
Jan 18, 2018 - Feb 4, 2018
11 Carleton St.
Atlantic Canada's Largest Winter Celebration!
Grab your hat, mittens and get ready for the
perfect winter celebration. Three jam-packed
weekends of winter entertainment are in store.
A music festival, outdoor family fun, sport
competitions, theatre performances, cultural
experiences, fine craft workshops, culinary
delights, and the list goes on with more
than 100 events! Major partners include the
Shivering Songs Festival, Crabbe Mountain and
The Fredericton Playhouse.
There's a world of natural wonders waiting
for you in New Brunswick! There just aren't
enough minutes in the hour to experience all
of the extraordinary moments that make up
a New Brunswick day. From the exhilarating
heights of the Bay of Fundy tides, dubbed "One
of the Marine Wonders of the World," to the
magnificent white sand dunes of Bouctouche,
New Brunswick is home to some of the most
spectacular Natural Wonders in the Maritimes.
They're also renowned for their lively cities,
diverse outdoor adventure and eclectic blend
of cultures. Add a dash of Acadian joie de vivre
to the mix, and you have the makings of a truly
unique Maritime experience.
Adventure is always in season in
New Brunswick! Summer moments in New
Brunswick are captured in the swooshing
sound of a whale's tail on the ocean, the slap of
an oar on beautiful Chaleur Bay, and the flash
of an osprey's wing over serene boardwalks.
Fall arrives in a burst of vivid colour that makes
brilliant backdrops for hikes in world-famous
Fundy National Park. As winter crystallizes, the
time is right for ice festivals, carnivals and skating parties. When icing-sugar perfect days melt
into spring again, experience a taste of warm
taffy on snow.
So whether you want to enjoy our alluring
bluffs and beaches, lazy rivers, charming covered bridges and picturesque towns while you
kayak, hike, dance the night away, or simply
settle into a well-worn beach chair is really up
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