Things to See and Do in New Brunswick
New Brunswick is blessed with an abundance of woodlands, a scenic coast, beautiful rivers and bustling cities. This province has everything anyone could ask for, yet is highly underrated. Tourists can come here to discover the highest tides on the Bay of Fundy, the cultural and historic capital city of Fredericton, sandy beaches, quaint seaside towns and more. From inlands to coast, this province is begging to be explored. Whether you come for a week, stay for a month or make this province your home, you shouldn’t miss out on these 7 awesome things to see and do in New Brunswick.
7. Visit Hopewell Rocks
Visitors will want to head here both for the high and low tide, where you can really appreciate the height and range of the highest tides in the world. The time span between low and high tide is 6 hours and 13 minutes, thus presenting a unique opportunity to walk on the ocean’s floor from 3 hours before low tide until 3 hours after. Many choose to see high tide first and then return later to explore the ocean floor with its coves, beaches, and flowerpot rock formations.
Others choose to rent kayaks and enjoy the unique experience of paddling around the flowerpot rocks at high tide. Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife in the area including moose, red fox, and black bears. The Interpretative Centre is the perfect interactive experience where visitors can learn why the Bay of Fundy is unique and about the surrounding landscape.
6. Drive the Fundy Trail Parkway
This scenic coastal drive lies northeast of Saint John, a slow-paced route that offers an abundance of lookout points, secluded beaches, a 275 ft. suspension bridge and more. Choose to drive, walk or cycle your way along the trail. This trail hugs the cliff tops above the world’s highest tides and winds its way along of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas between Florida and Labrador and is one of the best places to view wildlife.
If you choose to hike or bike, be prepared for paths and stairways, a wicked suspension footbridge, towering waterfalls and pristine beaches. There are awesome programs for the kids here too including a Fundy Trail Adventure Hunt where children can pick up a checklist at the entrance gate and go on a discovery hunt, along with daily moose callings and free guided family walks on the weekend in the summer. Discover an absolutely stunning part of this incredible province.