New Brunswick: Places to Explore


  • Bouctouche

    This idyllic, bustling town on the sandy shores of Bouctouche Bay is famous for pristine beauty and for Le Pays de la Sagouine, a theme park based on an Acadian novel. The 12-km (7½-mi) dune of Bouctouche... Read more

  • Campobello Island

    Neatly manicured, preening itself in the bay, Campobello Island has always had a special appeal for the wealthy and the famous.... Read more

  • Cape Enrage

    Route 915 takes you to the wild, driftwood-cluttered beach at Cape Enrage, which juts out into the bay. There is a lighthouse and spectacular views, as well as an adventure center with a restaurant.... Read more

  • Caraquet

    Perched along the Baie des Chaleurs, with Québec's Gaspé Peninsula beckoning across the inlet, Caraquet is rich in French flavor and is the acknowledged Acadian capital. Its beaches are also a draw.... Read more

  • Deer Island

    One of the pleasures of Deer Island is walking around the fishing wharves like those at Chocolate Cove. Exploring the island takes only a few hours; it's a mere 12 km (7 mi) long, varying in width from... Read more

  • Dorchester and Memramcook

    Memramcook and Dorchester are on opposite sides of a marsh, each surrounded by the gentle, rolling landscape filled with colorful native grasses. Acadian roots run deep in Memramcook, while Dorchester... Read more

  • Edmundston

    Edmundston, the unofficial capital of Madawaska County, has always depended on the wealth of the deep forest around it—the legend of Paul Bunyan was born in these woods. Even today the town looks to the... Read more

  • Fredericton

    The small inland city of Fredericton, on a broad point of land jutting into the St. John River, is a gracious and beautiful place that feels more like a large village. It's especially interesting to visit... Read more

  • Fundy National Park

  • Gagetown

    Historic Gagetown bustles in summer, when artists welcome visitors, many of whom arrive by boat and tie up at the marina, to their studios and galleries. It also has several small restaurants with interesting... Read more

  • Grand Falls

  • Grand Manan Island

    Grand Manan, the largest of the three Fundy Islands, is also the farthest from the mainland. You might see whales, seals, or the occasional puffin on the way over. Circular herring weirs dot the island's... Read more

  • Hopewell Cape

    The coastal road (Route 114) from Alma to Moncton winds through covered bridges and along rocky coasts.... Read more

  • Miramichi

    Celebrated for salmon rivers that reach into some of the province's richest forests, and the ebullient nature of its residents (Scottish, English, Irish, and a smattering of First Nations and French)... Read more

  • Moncton

    Metro Moncton is the second largest city in Atlantic Canada, after Halifax, Nova Scotia, and it's an attractive, friendly city, with several family-friendly attractions. Moncton has embraced the broadband... Read more

  • Sackville

    Sackville is an idyllic university town complete with a swan-filled pond. Its stately homes and ivy-clad university buildings are shaded by venerable trees, and there's a waterfowl park right in town... Read more

  • Saint John

    Like any seaport worth its salt, Saint John is a welcoming place. The natives welcomed the French explorers Samuel de Champlain and Sieur de Mons when they landed here on St. John the Baptist Day in 1604... Read more

  • Shediac

    Shediac is the self-proclaimed Lobster Capital of the World, and it has a giant lobster sculpture to prove it. Beautiful Parlee Beach also draws people to this fishing village/resort town.... Read more

  • Shippagan

    Shippagan is an important fishing and marine education center as well as a bustling town with lots of amenities and the gateway to the idyllic islands of Lamèque and Miscou.... Read more

  • St. Andrews by-the-Sea

    St. Andrews by-the-Sea, a designated National Historic District on Passamaquoddy Bay, is one of North America's prettiest resort towns. It has long been a summer retreat of the affluent, and mansions ring... Read more

  • St. Martins

    The fishing village of St. Martins has a rich shipbuilding heritage, whispering caves, miles of lovely beaches, spectacular tides, and a cluster of covered bridges, as well as several heritage inns and... Read more

  • St. Stephen

    The elegant Ganong factory-outlet chocolate and candy store dominates the main street of St. Stephen, across the St. Croix River from Calais, Maine, and the small town is a mecca for chocoholics. Indeed... Read more