New Brunswick showcases Canada's wild natural beauty, with opportunities to hike in ancient forests, fish for salmon in rumbling rivers and kayak around coastal islands. The friendly Maritime province also offers world-class art galleries and some of North America's best whale-watching opportunities.
Things to do in New Brunswick
In Fredericton, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery showcases iconic Canadian artists like Emily Carr, Tom Thompson and Cornelius Krieghoff. You can also admire works from international heavyweights, such as Turner, Dali and Gainsborough.
New Brunswick is set on the Bay of Fundy, a hotspot for whale watching. Tours whisk passengers into the bay and offer a unique chance to spot humpbacks, fins and minkes, as well as puffins, sea lions, bears, moose and deer.
Occupying an island in Passamaquoddy Bay, Roosevelt Campobello International Park is laced with rugged beaches and over seven kilometres of nature trails. Luxurious Roosevelt Cottage is a highlight and offers a glimpse at the childhood home of Franklin Delano.
The port city of Saint John is the beating heart of New Brunswick, with a string of art galleries, museums and upscale restaurants housed in its historic sandstone and redbrick buildings. Snag a table at Port City Royal, a chef-owned restaurant serving seasonal dishes and craft cocktails in an industrial chic setting.
Getting around New Brunswick
New Brunswick's major cities and towns are easy to get around on foot, while a rental car is best for exploring the province independently. New Brunswick is serviced by four major airports in Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton and Bathurst. Ferries sail from Saint John to Nova Scotia throughout the year. You'll also find local buses and VIA Rail services.