Things to do & places to visit in New Brunswick, Canada

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From the heights of the Bay of Fundy tides to the sandy beaches and warm waters of the Acadian coast, New Brunswick is home to spectacular natural wonders and first-class attractions. The Canadian province is also renowned for its outdoor adventures, natural and recreational parks, pristine rivers, lively cities, picturesque towns and vibrant culture. Add a dash of Acadian joie de vivre and its people’s legendary friendliness and you have the makings of a truly unique Maritime experience.

New Brunswick #6 destination in Canada 2023. The average rating score is 4.38 based on 33.5k traveler reviews, of 755 attractions. Timezone: America/Moncton, current date and time: Tuesday, September 26, 2023, 16:32.

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  1. 5.0 Roosevelt Campobello International Park (921 reviews)
    - Campobello Park
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Historic Sites • Parks
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    Walk in the footsteps of the Roosevelts, visit Franklin's Beloved Island. The Summer Home of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. His 34-room cottage has been preserved as a museum telling the story of his early life before he became President of the United States. Preserved by the U.S. and Canada. Open daily through Canadian Labor Day. Free admission. See more..
  2. 5.0 Quoddy Link Marine Inc. (398 reviews)
    - Great day on the water!
    Boat Tours • Eco Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    We were fortunate to have a glorious day in October. The boat ride and info provided by the biologists on board was worth the price of admission. We did see minke whales, seals, a tuna, and bald eagles. The captain did a great job of maneuvering for optimal viewing. And we got to spend some time with the Old Sow and her piglets! Very nice, all in our group enjoyed it and we were diverse in our interests and abilities. See more..
  3. 5.0 Fundy Tide Runners Whale Watching (340 reviews)
    - Great trip
    Dolphin & Whale Watching
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    We had a great weather day, and the boat was great as it’s speed let the captain go from sightings to sightings quickly. We saw lots of whales, porpoises, and seals. Excellent couple of hours See more..
  4. 5.0 Swallowtail Lighthouse (276 reviews)
    - Unmatched beauty!
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    We walked the trail and went up into the lighthouse. The grounds are beautiful to check out and contain lots of historical information for reading. The walk up and around the lighthouse are free as well as the parking but to enter the lighthouse itself costs $5 with proceeds going to the maintenance of the buildings. We had a nice sunny day so this was worth the fee and we climbed up to the top for an amazing view. Back in the parking lot there is a small gift shop. It's also worth nothing the park is dog friendly, like most places on grand manan. Definitely worth the stop!! See more..
  5. 5.0 Mystery Moncton Escape Rooms (208 reviews)
    - Do this with friends
    Tuesday: Spent 1-2 hours Escape Games
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    Mystery Moncton is a live escape-room entertainment experience, in which the players are "locked" in a room, and must explore their surroundings, work together to find clues, and solve puzzles in order to escape! See more..
  6. 4.5 Hopewell Rocks (2.682 reviews) from $12.05
    - A rare natural wonder - must see.
    Spent < 1 hour State Parks • Geologic Formations
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    The Hopewell Rocks is located along the Bay of Fundy, home of the highest tides in the world. It offers a unique natural experience of both high and low tides. Enjoy the multi-media exhibit in the Interpretive Centre, scenic walking trails and lookouts. Make sure you take the time to experience our guided tour and a warm meal. Entrance passes valid for two consecutive days. See more..
  7. 4.5 Fundy National Park (1.002 reviews)
    - Point Wolfe Campground stay
    Spent More than 3 hours National Parks
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    A beautiful coastal park with miles of hiking trails along rugged shores and bubbling forest streams. See more..
  8. 4.5 Kingsbrae Garden (837 reviews)
    - Okay
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Gardens
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    The magnificent 27-acre horticultural garden has much to offer, with over 50,000 perennials in many themed gardens, engaging animals, an annual National Sculpture Competition, ponds, streams, old-growth Acadian forest, activities for children and much more. Come and tour for yourself to see what has prompted this and numerous other awards Kingsbrae Garden. There is something for everyone! See more..
  9. 4.5 Irving Nature Park (756 reviews)
    - Beautiful park and best porto potties
    Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks
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    This was a beautiful park. We only spent an hour or so there, but the views were amazing, the beaches was beautiful and hedge maze was unique. Looks like a great place to spend several hours. Also, cleanest and cutes porto potties. See more..
  10. 4.5 Fundy Trail Parkway (634 reviews)
    - Amazing Coastal Drive
    Temporarily closed - Closed until May 19, 2023 Spent More than 3 hours Nature & Wildlife Areas • Parks • Hiking Trails
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    The Fundy Trail is the ultimate Bay of Fundy eco-adventure. As one of the last remaining coastal wilderness areas between Florida and Labrador, you can hike over 60 kilometers of hiking trails, visit 4 tumbling waterfalls, take in the views of the Bay of Fundy from 21 clifftop lookouts, explore the World's Highest Tides at 7 pristine beaches, or traverse the Big Salmon River Suspension Footbridge that spans 84 meters across the river. See more..
  11. 4.5 St. Martins Sea Caves (543 reviews)
    - Caves and quaintness
    Geologic Formations
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    Cute little seaside town adjacent to the sea caves. The caves themselves are nothing particularly mindblowing, but the area as a whole is oozing with charm. Make sure you check the tides and go at low tide as they are inaccessible at any other time. The caves themselves are roped off so you cannot enter them. Wear sandals or shoes you can get wet as you will need to cross tidal pools and a small stream to get close. There is a restaurant, cafe, shops and washrooms all on site. If you’re feeling extra adventurous follow the path around the point at low tide to a hidden cove with additional non roped off caves. It’s very pretty and worth the effort, just time it correctly or you’ll be swimming back! :) Nice little spot. I’d recommend about 1 hour… more if you want lunch or a nice beachside coffee. See more..
  12. 4.5 Bay Ferries (502 reviews)
    - Calm boat ride
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    Save time, fuel and hours behind the wheel on your next journey from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia. Whether you’re travelling by foot, car, RV, tour bus, or by motorcycle, enjoy a convenient 2.5 hour sail along the world-famous Bay of Fundy aboard the MV Fundy Rose. Breathe in fresh salt air from the outdoor seating and viewing area. Keep an eye out for whales and other native marine life. Fuel up with a hot coffee and onboard offering of delicious bites. Spend less time driving and more time relaxing with Bay Ferries. See more..
  13. 4.5 Parlee Beach (445 reviews)
    - Superb beach with great atmosphere
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM Beaches
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    WOW I never traveled out of the Province of Quebec, I never knew we had such a beautiful beach right here in our Country. This beach is great, it has a canteen, clean washrooms showers at a cost of 1$ for 5 minutes. This beach ⛱ is very deserted in the mornings and was great for some meditation. it starts to get busy around 1 pm and goes on well into the evening. There an on-site canteen and sometimes they have live music. There were a lot of small crabs in the water. See more..
  14. 4.5 Acadian Historical Village (410 reviews)
    - My daughter loved the Day Camp!!! Great experience for homeschooling!
    Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Spent More than 3 hours History Museums
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    The Village historique acadien is a must-see attraction in New-Brunswick! A living museum portraying the daily lives of the Acadians from 1770 to 1949. In operation from June to September, the site includes forty historic buildings along a 2.2 km trail and all run by bilingual interpreters (English and French). Many services are available on site (Hôtel, restaurants, bars, shops, bus, etc.) during Summer. From November to March, the Village is open free of charge to hikers and cyclists, who come to admire the bucolic landscape (no service available during Winter). See more..
  15. 4.5 New Brunswick Museum (388 reviews)
    - Good place to learn about New Brunswick history & cultural development
    Temporarily closed - Closed until further notice Spent 2-3 hours Speciality Museums • Art Museums
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    This property is temporary closed The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) provides a remarkable introduction to New Brunswick's rich cultural history and diverse natural environment. At Canada's oldest continuing museum, visitors will discover stories of New Brunswick's past and present on three floors of creative exhibitions, and fun events. See more..
  16. 4.5 Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market (377 reviews)
    - Worth a Saturday morning visit
    Tuesday: Spent 1-2 hours Flea & Street Markets
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    Recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 community markets, the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market is the City’s traditional Saturday morning (6am-1pm) gathering spot downtown for fresh and healthy foods, craft, creativity and conversation. With more than 250 indoor and outdoor local suppliers from along the St. John River Heritage Corridor and across the Province, The Market (as it’s known here) is the place to discover seasonal products like fiddleheads and blueberries , ultra-fresh produce, including organics, meats & seafood, cakes & confections, breads, cheeses & homemade jams, fresh-squeezed juices & New Brunswick wines, artisan chocolates, specialty coffees & beans. Ethnic delicacies, from Chinese buns to Lebanese stuffed grape leaves and the City’s famous samosas, are also a big part of The Market tradition. A vibrant space with one-of-a-kind gifts, colourful and quirky, finds include pottery, jewellery, paintings, textiles and lawn sculptures. Breakfast is served up on site. See more..
  17. 4.5 Confederation Bridge (359 reviews)
    - Wow!…what a ride!
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    Extending more than 7.5 miles between Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, this is the longest bridge in the world that spans over ice-covered waters. See more..
  18. 4.5 Ministers Island (330 reviews)
    - Cross during low tide
    Spent 2-3 hours Historic Sites • Islands
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    The Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island offers visitors one of the foremost cultural, heritage and environmental tourism destination in the Charlotte Coastal Region of the Bay of Fundy of New Brunswick. Ministers Island is an enchanting place to experience. Lying in the shores of Passamaquoddy Bay near St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, this 500-acre island can be reached by driving over the seafloor. Once there, you are immersed in an experience from the late 19th and early 20th century - the summer estate of Sir William Van Horne, the driving force behind the Canadian Pacific Railway. Sir William's vast house, his equally large barn and his bathhouse/artist's hideaway are on view, as are the beautiful carriage lanes through the woods and fields. Time stands still, and you're swept up in an atmosphere that makes you forget all about your everyday life and the here-and-now. Come explore! We're waiting to welcome you. See more..
  19. 4.5 Beaverbrook Art Gallery (318 reviews)
    - Fascinating Gallery even viewing it online
    Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Art Museums
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    Visit one of Canada's most vital art galleries and experience the wonder and magic of the visual arts. A world-class collection meets the tranquility of the Maritimes at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton – explore outstanding art and exhibitions from an international art collection featuring works by renowned and rising artists alike. Explore diverse exhibitions, find favorites from the collection, take a break at the café, and find something to bring home in the shop. See more..
  20. 4.5 Kings Landing (302 reviews) from $18.35
    - This may be part of the reason that my sons became history teachers
    Temporarily closed - Closed until Jun 6, 2023 Spent More than 3 hours Historic Sites • Gardens • History Museums
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    There's No Time Like the Present to Discover the Past! This 300-acre museum offers educational exhibits, hands-on workshops, dining experiences, and a 19th-century village where you can step back in time with a community of costumed characters in 70 historic buildings. Kings Landing is a collection of stories and events that shaped central, rural New Brunswick during the 19th century. See more..
  21. 4.5 Rockwood Park (294 reviews)
    - Hiker's Delight
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    Rockwood Park offers much more than meets the eye. While the majority of people congregate at the easy to access areas just off the road near Lily or Fisher Lakes in reality this only encompasses about 20% of the park. Beyond the road in the park of the park lays real, wild nature and some of the best scenery you are gonna find in NB. Check out the Mackay Skyway for genuinely awe inspiring views of the Citiy's east side. It is a park, free to use for the public with amazing trails that are used for both hiking and biking. If you like greenery, cliffs, valleys and forest this is the place for you. If you do not like these things, you probably should not come to a park expecting an amusement park. See more..
  22. 4.5 Island Quest Marine (292 reviews)
    - Great Whale Watching/Nature Trip
    Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Boat Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching
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    We went on a whale watching and nature trip and was very pleased with the trip. The boat was very comfortable with seating on the first and second deck. There were handholds everywhere if needed so we felt comfortable moving around the boat when it was moving. The captain was very competent and pleasant and the biologist on board spent a lot of time with everyone identifying wildlife and places. This trip is great for people of all ages. See more..
  23. 4.5 Head Harbour Lighthouse (283 reviews)
    - Beautiful lighthouse painted with red cross on its own island
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    This lighthouse is claimed to be the most photographed in the world. It is a must see on Campobello Island and can only be reached at low tide. The journey to the lighthouse is an experience in itself! See more..
  24. 4.5 Kouchibouguac National Park (280 reviews)
    - Skiing holiday
    Spent More than 3 hours National Parks
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    Discover a national park on New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast where lush mixed-wood forests lead to colorful salt marshes and warm ocean beaches. Offshore, golden sand dunes foster calm seas. At night, this Dark Sky Preserve is a celestial masterpiece; in winter, it is a snowbound fun zone. And each of these natural wonders intertwines with fascinating Mi’kmaq and Acadian cultures. Welcome to Kouchibouguac National Park—an awe-inspiring all-season destination. See more..
  25. 4.5 Hartland Covered Bridge (277 reviews)
    - A great experience if you have never been here.
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    This is a worthwhile stop if you are travelling through. You can't find this anywhere else in the world so it is well worth the time to drive through this bridge. Also Hartland is a nice little town so stop and look around while in Hartland. See more..
  26. 4.5 Things to Do in New Brunswick (258 reviews)
    - Amazing Geography
    Bodies of Water
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    Magnificent eco-system encompasses natural beauty, dramatic seascapes, abundance of marine life and, on its eastern end, the highest tides in the world. See more..
  27. 4.5 Centennial Park (256 reviews)
    - A Jewel For The City Of Moncton
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    Centennial Park is a 450 acre wooded park with 3 groomed cross country ski trails, man made beach, wonderful splash park for children, man made lake to paddle boat on or skate in the winter. It includes lawn bowling, lighted tennis courts, a rotary lodge & day camp with cabins plus Canada's longest zip line . I've lived next to this park for 43 years and love running trails there with my dog. See more..
  28. 4.5 Odell Park (252 reviews)
    - Nice Morning Hike
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    We had a great hike around Odell Park. It was lovely with very few people around. We visited in late June and didn’t know how bad the mosquitoes would be then. If you visit around that time, you may want to protect yourself before walking in the woods. See more..
  29. 4.5 The Chocolate Museum (230 reviews)
    - Delicious history lesson
    Tuesday: Spent 1-2 hours Speciality Museums
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    Located in what used to be the original Ganong candy factory, The Chocolate Museum offers an interactive way to learn about candy making in St. Stephen - a tradition that has lasted over a century. Explore the history of the Ganong family, who still run the company, and the wonders of chocolate with our hands-on exhibits, interactive computer displays, historic chocolate boxes, and antique candy-making equipment. All of Ganong's hand-crafted products are made right here in the museum, allowing you to observe our famous hand dippers at work. Come to the Chocolate Museum to see why St. Stephen is known as "Canada's Chocolate Town". See more..
  30. 4.5 TreeGO - Moncton (200 reviews)
    - Awesome course with some good challenges!
    Sports Complexes
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    Fantastic course! There were some challenging obstacles which was exactly what my friends and I were looking for. The introduction demo/test was thorough and engaging. There was a large pack of people starting with us, and we really appreciated getting to go first so we could cruise through the rest of the course as fast as we wanted! This activity was a highlight of my trip to NB! See more..
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