For decades New Brunswick license plates featured the phrase “The Picture Province” and that describes Canada’s only bilingual Province very well. Too many visitors drive straight through New Brunswick from the U.S. or Quebec (perhaps via the Saint John River Route) to reach the more celebrated destinations in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island or Newfoundland and Labrador. This is their loss. New Brunswick boasts a potpourri of history, amazing natural beauty and contrasting cultures. One need think no further than the Bay of Fundy for an example of a world class destination offering a myriad of activities all centered around the world’s highest tides. It would easily take a week to explore them all.
One essence of New Brunswick is the Acadian culture that has flourished in New Brunswick as nowhere else. There is a distinct area centred on the city of Moncton and north to the Quebec border called Acadie where French is the predominant language. But don’t worry that your English won’t be understood, the vast majority of Acadians are fluently bilingual. Travelling the Acadian Coastal Drive will allow you swim in the warmest ocean waters north of the Carolinas along the Northumberland Strait, an area that is perfect for a family vacation. While there, or anywhere along New Brunswick’s hundreds of miles of coastline, take the opportunity to sample that scrumptious crustacean, the lobster. Then get your picture taken with the world’s largest lobster at Shediac! Try to time your visit to coincide with one of the many annual Acadian festivals to really experience their food, music and joie de vivre.
More interested in history? Then the cities of Fredericton and Saint John beckon with their colorful pageantry, historic walks and interesting museums and galleries. King’s Landing is one of Canada’s most visited historical settlements and the place to step back in time to experience rural life in the 19th century. Did you know that American President Franklin Delano Roosevelt had his summer home in New Brunswick? Come to Campobello Island and find out why FDR loved the place.
Anyone interested in fly fishing will already know about New Brunswick’s fabled salmon and trout rivers, the Miramichi and Restigouche and their many tributaries have been attracting anglers for over a century. Coming to a New Brunswick fishing camp and spending the day on the water trying for that most famous of freshwater fish, the Atlantic salmon is an experience like no other.
New Brunswick is the only Maritime Province that can genuinely market itself as a year-round destination. With a reliable annual snowfall it has become a winter vacation spot for snowmobilers, cross-country skiers, snowshoers and winter campers.
Sometimes clichés are true and in New Brunswick’s case, it truly does have something for everybody in all seasons.
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