Advice for Visitors to Canada
A Vacation in New Brunswick
Taking a vacation in New Brunswick consists of not only an adventure
in nature, but also an encounter with interesting culture and a lot of
history, since it is one of Canada's four original provinces. Although
the province offers numerous museums and historical buildings, it also
has many breathtaking parks of natural beauty.
The region is an adventure lover's dream come true. Activities such as
cave exploration, whale watching, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking,
and biking are popular. In the winter, there is skiing and snowmobiling.
If you are looking for a calm and serene experience during your vacation
in New Brunswick, you can do some bird watching, or simply relax in one
of the many full menu spas.
Weather in New Brunswick
Brunswick boasts some of Canada's warmest summers with an average daily
temperature of 73.9 degrees Fahrenheit, and winter temperatures staying
just above freezing. Your vacation in New Brunswick should take into account
the time of year, as you will need to pack accordingly. This province
enjoys the wonderful variation of all four seasons.
In the summer, rainfall is relatively modest and temperatures can reach
86 degrees Fahrenheit. Autumn with its colorful foliage comes quickly,
lasting through October.
Winter lasts about four months, with the first snow typically happening
at the end of November. Snowfalls in New Brunswick are intense, often
averaging between 8 to 12 inches at a time; they are a welcome gift for
those who enjoy the outdoor winter activities. Despite the cold temperatures,
the sun shines brightly and strong most days.
Main Cities in New Brunswick
- Fredericton – The capital of New Brunswick,
Fredericton, boasts an endless list of interesting things to do and
see. Killarney Lake Park, The Green Park, Officer's Square Park, and
Reading Park offer walking trails, beaches, and winter skating rinks
for the whole family to enjoy. York Sunbury Museum, Beaverbrook Art
Gallery and Boyce Farmer's Market are considered favorite spots by tourists.
The city hosts an abundance of film and music festivals throughout the
- Moncton – Located in the Petitcodiac River
Valley, Moncton is the second largest city in the Maritime Provinces.
Centennial Park provides lighted hiking trails and cross country skiing.
The city has a ballet theater and a symphony orchestra. Moncton Museum,
Magic Mountain Water Park, Crystal Palace Amusement Park, and worldwide-known
Magnetic Hill should not be missed.
- Saint John – This city is the ideal place to
just sit and watch the ships roll in during your vacation in New Brunswick.
Here you will discover the magic of Bay of Fundy's reverse rapids whose
power forces the waters to actually reverse their flow. Saint John is
home to New Brunswick Museum, Vanish Kingdom Amusement Park, Cherry
Brook Zoo and Irving National Park.
Crystal-clear freshwater beaches such as Kiwanis Centennial Beach,
Dominion Park Beach, Lakewood Reservoir, Rockwood Park Beach and Silver
Lake are ideal locations for swimming, fishing, boating or just soaking
up the sun.
For those looking for rich marine life and awesome landscape, New Brunswick’s
many saltwater beaches, such as New River Beach, Mispec Beach, Katy's
Cove Beach and Indian Point Beach deserve to be explored.
- Magnetic Hill – A vacation in New Brunswick
is not complete without a trip to this famous spot, where you will experience
an incredible phenomenon. On of the slope, your car will roll uphill
when you remove your foot from the brake. On these grounds, you will
also find a water theme park, a railroad, and a zoo that houses over
400 animals to entertain the young and old.
- Crystal Palace Amusement Park – Rain or shine,
snow or wind, this indoor amusement park runs year round. From roller
coasters to wall climbing, you will find lots of fun here.
- The Hopewell Rocks – These are a top attraction
on the shores of Bay of Fundy. Considered a World Marine Wonder, these
unique rock formations have developed over thousands of years. Visitors
can walk among them when the tide is low, or kayak over the same area
when the tide comes in. Here you will witness some of the world’s
- Cape Enrage – Anyone taking a vacation in New
Brunswick must see one of Canada's most spectacular panoramic scenery.
From atop cliffs that are 150 feet high, you are provided with a breathtaking
view of the bay, from Quaco to Dorchester to Apple River. You can repel
down the cliffs to a fossil beach and explore a coastal trail.
- Saint John City Market – Located in an old
historical building, it provides an original shopping experience every
single time. The place displays local crafts and souvenirs, houses little
cafes and greengrocers, and accommodates many country vendors. Tourists
gather at the wrought iron gates every morning and wait to hear the
bell that indicates the onset of the shopping day.
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About the Author
Johnny Mangiante is an online journalist. He is also the editor and webmaster
for many websites. For more information on Travel Medical Insurance for
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