New Brunswick

The largest of Canada’s three Maritime provinces, New Brunswick’s culture is colored by the Acadian French (Cajuns’ northern cousins). Their rich historic past is reflected in major restorations such as the Acadian Historical Village near Caraquet, Kings’ Landing Historical Settlement near Fredericton and MacDonald Historic Farm near Miramichi. Despite the number of provinces with French-speaking locals, New Brunswick is Canada’s only official bilingual province, with about 33 percent of the people speaking French. There is much more to New Brunswick than history—including the Bay of Fundy to the south (featuring some of the highest tides in the world and a great variety of whales), the Reversing Falls in Saint John, Magnetic Hill in Moncton, Hopewell Cape Rocks at Hopewell Cape and always the sea. The four seasons of New Brunswick are some of the most vivid in the country. Summers are breezy and hot, with record-breaking tides and the warmest salt water north of Virginia, exposed ocean floors and vast expanses of sand dunes ripe for picnics and exploring. Fall brings brilliant colors and the bounty of the harvest amid some of the best whale watching in the country. In winter, enjoy endless frozen ponds and lakes, alpine and cross-country skiing, and the world’s longest network of groomed snowmobile trails. Spring visitors feast on maple syrup and fiddleheads, and anglers are drawn to the world-famous Atlantic salmon river, Miramichi, for the opening of the fishing season.