Welcome to New Brunswick
In the early 20th century, New Brunswick was a very big deal. Millionaire businesspeople, major-league baseball players and US presidents journeyed here to fish salmon from its silver rivers and camp at rustic lodges in its deep primeval forests. But over the decades, New Brunswick slipped back into relative obscurity. Today some joke that it's the 'drive-through province,' as vacationers tend to hotfoot it to its... Read More
Top experiences in New Brunswick
New Brunswick activities
Fundy Coast to Fundy Shore Tour
On this tour you will explore the picturesque fishing village of Saint John, New Brunswick. This is a great area where photographers can delight and take gorgeous photos with a lighthouse and twin covered bridges with the ocean in the background. Don't forget to visit the wave-carved sea caves in the sandstone cliffs, if the tide is low enough to allow access while you are there.Take a walk along the rocky beach and enjoy the sounds of nature all around you. Learn how this small community was famous for its wooden ship building industry and see some of the highest tides in the world ebb and flow during your visit. You''ll have an added bonus on the tour of also visiting the world famous Reversing Falls Rapids, where the huge tides from the Bay of Fundy force the mighty Saint John River to flow in reverse twice a day. One more treat is in store for you before returning to your cruise ship or leave for the day. Stop and explore the unique old City Market in the heart of Saint John and learn why the local folks have loved to buy fresh produce since 1876
St. Andrews by the Sea Day Tour from Saint John
Along the shores of the Passamaquoddy Bay, St. Andrews by the Sea is a charming historic community that's just a short hour drive from Saint John. It's filled with quaint shops and turn of the century architecture. Your guide will first lead you on an exploration of this town to hear the reasons why this is an important tourism destination for travelers looking to escape the heat of the cities. After a break for lunch, discover the underwater world of the beautiful Bay of Fundy at the Huntsman Fundy Discovery Aquarium. An enormous display featuring the magnitude of the Bay of Fundy tides anchors the aquarium. Harbour seals Loki and Snorkel will entertain you with their antics. Seahorses, salmon, intertidal creatures and underwater viewing of Bay of Fundy fishes will fascinate you. Children and adults alike will have a ball in the gigantic touch pool and skate tank! Enjoy feature films and videos, interactive displays, the walking path to the beach and so much more! Come explore, learn, discover, and make memories. Return to Saint John later in the day.
Saint John New Brunswick Roots Tour
This tour is truly off the beaten path. You will start your day by visiting the world-famous Reversing Falls, where twice-daily high tides in the Bay of Fundy force the mighty Saint John River to flow in reverse. After witnessing this unique sight, you'll head straight into a journey through the small rural communities surrounding Saint John. Breathtaking scenery greets you along the Kingston Peninsula, bordered by the St. John and Kennebecasis Rivers. As you pass through the centre of farm country you’ll learn about its importance as a main-stay of New Brunswick's economy. You’ll see country villages, such as Kingston, settled around 1783. The village square features a school, a general store built in 1788, and a church designated as a National Historic site. After lunch at a local's restaurant , you’ll visit Gillis's, New Brunswick's newest winery! Located in a beautiful setting on the St. John River, this state-of-the-art winery specializes in handcrafted premium wines made with organically grown grapes. Visitors will enjoy a vineyard tour, private tastings, and shopping in the contemporary wine boutique. You will learn how the grapes are grown and harvested, and how the winery's handcrafted methods produce exceptional flavours. Then sit back and enjoy a scenic drive back to Saint John, keeping a watch for covered bridges! They are rare today, but you will pass several on this picturesque journey. Back in Saint John, you'll have the bonus of checking how the tides have changed at the Reversing Falls, plus other city highlights. The final stop on this tour will be the Old City Market. First opened in 1876, the Old City Market is the oldest continuing farmer's market in all of Canada.
7-day Puffin Tour from Halifax to Moncton
Day 1: Halifax to Pleasant Bay (Cape Breton)After a friendly welcome from your guide and introduction to the rest of our group you'll head towards the incredible region known as the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada's Scottish heritage. There are several breathtaking photo stops en-route and you'll hike the famous Skyline Trail - keep our eyes peeled for moose! At night, stay in a lovely hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included). Day 2: Cape BretonYou’ll have the opportunity to do an amazing whale watching tour this morning (additional $50 cost) where you will see Minke and Humpback whales and sometimes dolphins and seals. After the cruise, visit some beautiful areas of the park including Macintosh Brook and Black Brook beach. At night, wind down by a warming campfire on the beach under the stars. Day 3: Pleasant Bay to Bear on the LakeToday, continue to explore the Cape Breton region. You'll visit Ingonish Beach and the Middle Head hike where you'll explore the spectacular views of the coastal cliffs. At night, relax beside the lake and roast some marshmallows over the campfire. (Dinner included). Day 4: Cape BretonToday we will visit Louisbourg and you can choose to take a tour of the National Historic Site of Fortress of Louisbourg. This fort was founded in 1713 by the French and developed over several decades into a thriving centre for fishing and trade. Its two sieges, especially that of 1758, were turning points in the Anglo-French struggle for what Canada is today. Tonight we stay again at the wonderful Bear on the Lake hostel.Day 5: Bear on the Lake to CharlottetownThis morning, travel to Prince Edward Island, Canada's smallest and greenest province. You'll take a beautiful drive and a ferry ride to the island. When you arrive you'll have time to explore Charlottetown, home to Canada's confederation signing! Day 6: Prince Edward IslandToday, continue to explore P.E.I., visiting Cavendish Beach as well as the beautiful Anne of Green Gables homestead. (Breakfast included).Day 7: Charlottetown to MonctonBegin your trip back into New Brunswick today across the 13km long Confederation Bridge and take a Lobster Boat cruise with a fresh lobster lunch. You'll also take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, an amazing area in the Bay of Fundy. This is where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes, which are some of the highest in the world! Tonight you'll stay in Moncton. Join your guide for a city walk and a night out on the town. (Breakfast included).
10-Day Newfoundland and Maritime Tour from Halifax to Moncton
Day 1 : Halifax to Pleasant Bay (Cape Breton)After a friendly welcome from your guide, head towards the Cape Breton Highlands, which are home to Canada's Scottish heritage. You’ll hike the famous Skyline Trail. Stay in a hostel located on the Cape Breton Road. (Dinner included).Day 2: Pleasant Bay to Baddeck (Bear on the Lake Cape Breton)This morning, you have the option to take an amazing whale watching tour in the Atlantic Ocean (own expense). Drive along the Cabot trail and stop for an easy hike up the Skyline Ridge. Spend this evening beside the lake and roast some marshmallows at the campfire. (Dinner included).Day 3: Baddeck to Norris PointBoard the ferry to Newfoundland (6 hours). Drive to Norris Point, a picturesque coastal community located near Gros Morne National Park. Day 4: Gros Morne National ParkTake advantage of the many optional activities available, including sea kayaking, boat tour through freshwater fjords, or the famous hike up Gros Morne Mountain. In the evening, relax and enjoy dinner cooked by your guide. (Dinner included).Day 5: Norris Point to BotwoodSpend time hiking in Gros Morne National park before you drive to the town of Botwood. Botwood is centered around its sheltered, deep water port. Depending on the time of year, you may be able to see some magnificent icebergs floating by. At night, you'll have a group meal at the hostel (included).Day 6: Botwood to Trinity EastContinue your drive through the Bonavista Peninsula to a small town called Trinity East. Here, you'll explore the area by walking the famous Skerwink Trail. After a full day of hiking, enjoy a relaxing group dinner. (Dinner included).Day 7: Trinity East to St. John'sStop at St. Johns, one of North America’s oldest cities. Join your guide for a city walk and then relax (or party) with some drinks on George Street which is known for its many pubs and bars. This is your opportunity to get “Screeched in” at a local pub!Day 8: St. John'sEnjoy a free day in St. Johns.Day 9: St. John’s to FerryOn the way back to the mainland, take note that this area has the world's largest puffin colony, the world's southernmost caribou herd, and some of the world's oldest and rarest marine fossils. You will board the ferry in the early evening for an overnight adventure across the sea!Day 10: Ferry to MonctonJourney back into New Brunswick today and stop to take a tour of Hopewell Rocks, where you can see and learn about the incredible tidal changes which are some of the largest in the world! Tonight, join your guide for a city walk and night out on the town!
Hopewell Rocks Admission
The Hopewell Rocks is a place to pause and a place to appreciate a remarkable story interwoven through time, tide, and the intricacies of nature. These are the highest tides in the world. And they happen twice a day, every day. These tides can reach up to 50ft (15m), which is the height of a four-story building.