Must see attractions in New Brunswick

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    Kings Landing

    A visit to Kings Landing, 36km west of Fredericton, is a somewhat surreal step back in time. The majority of the early-19th-century buildings are original…

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    Beaverbrook Art Gallery

    This excellent gallery was a gift to the town from Lord Beaverbrook. The exceptional collection includes works by international heavyweights and is well…

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    Swallowtail Lighthouse

    Clinging to the clifftop about 1km north of the ferry wharf, atmospheric Swallowtail Lighthouse (1860) is the island's signature vista. Climb down 53…

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    New Brunswick Museum

    The New Brunswick Museum has a varied and interesting collection. There's a surprisingly captivating section on industrial history with 1908 figurines by…

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    Hopewell Rocks

    The Hopewell Rocks are bizarre sandstone erosion formations known as 'flowerpots,' rising from the ocean floor. They resemble giant arches, stone…

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    Reversing Rapids

    The Bay of Fundy's phenomenal tides are a defining characteristic along this coast. Here, where the Saint John River nears this tidal bay, one of the…

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    Fort Beauséjour National Historic Site

    Sitting atop a hill overlooking green fields rolling down to the Bay of Fundy and across to Nova Scotia, this historical site is well worth a visit. Built…

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    Magnetic Hill

    There is a hint of nostalgia about Magnet Hill, one of Canada's earliest tourist attractions. It continues to draw crowds and is worth visiting purely for…

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    Fundy National Park

    Fundy National Park is understandably the region's most popular. Highlights include the world's highest tides, the irregularly eroded sandstone cliffs and…

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    Resurgo Place & Moncton Museum

    This modern, engaging museum inside Resurgo Place follows the story of Moncton. Steer a car-cart over a giant floor map to see video footage and learn the…

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    Sainte Cécile Church

    Definitely stop at the unbelievable Sainte Cécile Church. Built in 1913 and unremarkable from the outside, the inside was repainted in the 1960s by one…

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    Miscou Lighthouse

    Built in 1856, this impressive lighthouse towers 100ft into the blue Miscou sky. Discover the history of the island as you climb to the top for killer…

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    New River Provincial Park

    Just off Hwy 1, about 35km west of Saint John on the way to St Stephen, this large park has one of the best beaches along the Fundy shore, a wide stretch…

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    Tidal Bore

    Witnessing the tidal bore is something of a right of passage for tourists. As the giant tide rises in the Bay of Fundy, it pushes upstream against the…

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    Potato World

    The tidy, green riverside village of Florenceville-Bristol is ground zero of the global french-fry industry. It's home to the McCain Foods frozen-foods…

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    Irving Nature Park

    For those with a vehicle and who like nature, Irving Nature Park, 9km southwest of Saint John, has rugged, unspoiled coastal topography. It's also a…

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    Grand Manan Historical Museum

    This museum makes a good destination on a foggy day. Its diverse collection of local artifacts provides a quick primer on island history. You can see a…

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    Fishing Weirs

    Those round contraptions of wooden posts that you see dotting the waters around Grand Manan are based on the design of ancient fishing traps; some of…

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    Blue Roof Distillers

    This isn't your average potato farm. Just 10km west of Cape Jourimain, en route to Moncton, this sixth-generation farmstead has decided to try something…

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    Officers' Square

    Once the military parade ground, the Garrison District's Officers' Sq now hosts a full-uniform changing-of-the-guard ceremony in summertime. The…