Published July 2017
Excited for New Brunswick festivals this summer? Here’s just a taste of what else you can do, all within a short drive of your destination. From selfie stops to New Brunswick attractions, don’t forget to tag your adventures with #ExploreNB so we can see all ways you’re rocking your summer!
Counting down to Bathurst Hospitality Days (July 17-23), gearing up for good times at Festival acadien de Caraquet (August 3-15), or dreaming of sampling oysters at the Bouctouche Shellfish Festival (August 10-13)? While you’re here…
Lean – back and relax on a bike taxi promenade at Beresford Beach with NB Insider Pierre Boudreau.
Love – lobster from NB Insider Lynn Albert’s Homard Mobile food truck in Caraquet, specializing in lobster poutine.
Lounge – in Kouchibouguac National Park’s red Adirondack chairs, placed in the most picturesque areas of the park for perfect selfie stops.
Lift – your glass and swirl, sniff, and sip on a Richibucto River Wine Estate tour and tasting.
Lose – yourself in endless views from the Acadian Peninsula lighthouses. Get ready for the ultimate vacation pic.
Extend your stay and take in more action and attractions in New Brunswick on The Sun & Sand Trail road trip, a 530 km (330 mi.) drive dotted with Canada’s warmest saltwater beaches.
Wanting more to explore while at the Mosaïq Multicultural Festival (July 21-22) in Moncton, Fundy National Park’s Rising Tide Festival (August 18-20), or St. Martins Old Home Week (July 14-22)? How about you…
Head – to Kelly’s Bake Shop in Alma for the tastiest sticky buns you’ve ever tried (and go hungry, ‘cause you’re gonna want more than one).
Hit – the road to The Hopewell Rocks and walk the ocean floor. Wait long enough for the tide to change and you’ll be able to kayak in the same spot.
Hang out – (literally) when you ride the Cape Enrage zip line over the Bay of Fundy or rappel down colossal cliffs. Don’t forget your GoPro!
Hurry – over to Magnetic Hill, put your car in neutral, and drift as the “magnetic pull” moves you along. Don’t forget to film it… it’s that cool.
Hand out – nibbles to deer, goats, and more adorable critters at the Magnetic Hill Zoo, designed with the well-being of animals in mind and committed to raising public awareness of endangered species.
Experience more Maritime gems on the 225 km (140 mi.) Fundy Treasures & Tides Ride road trip. Chances are you’ll be planning your next visit before this one’s even through.
Looking forward to belly laughs at Buskers on the Bay (July 12-16) and grooving with Tegan & Sara at Area 506 Festival (August 5-6) in Saint John, or indulging at St. Stephen’s Chocolate Fest (August 5-12)? You’ll also want to…
Taste – the best fish and chips ever at Ossie’s Lunch, a favourite amongst locals (just ask singer-songwriter David Myles).
Take – a stroll through downtown Saint Andrews, one of only 19 National Historic Districts in all of Canada.
Tour – Barnaby Head on a 2.5 km (1.5 mi.) or 5 km (3 mi.) loop hike at New River Beach Provincial Park. Its cliffside views make for some pretty impressive selfie spots.
Travel – to Grand Manan Island, home to NB Insider Brian McLachlan, to get a taste of dulse, a local delicacy harvested in Dark Harbour.
Tempt – your taste buds in Saint John, New Brunswick. Foodies will love the Saint John Ale House, with a menu that changes daily based on what’s available from local farms, woods, and waters.
Dive in and explore even more. The Fundy Wonders & Whales Route road trip takes you along 300 km (186 mi.) of seaside bliss.
Headed to the Sussex Summer Fest (July 2-15), New Brunswick Highland Games Festival (July 28-30), La Foire Brayonne (August 2-6) or Larlee Creek Hullabaloo (August 9-13)? While you’re there, be sure to…
Sip – on craft beer in Fredericton, the hub of New Brunswick’s booming microbrewery industry. Tours are available if you’re looking to hit up a few.
Selfie – at the World’s Largest Axe in Nackawic, weighing in at a whopping 55 tonnes!
Sleep – under the stars when you camp at Mactaquac Provincial Park, a 500-hectare riverside beauty.
Stand-up Paddleboard – in the meandering Saint John River. Prefer to paddle a canoe or kayak, or float in a tube? You can do that, too.
See – the Grand Falls Gorge by boat, zipline, or trailside lookout. This incredible roaring waterfall is nature at its most impressive.
Stay and play! Take your vacation to the next level on The River Valley Ride road trip, 500 km (311 mi.) of riverside explorations.
Or plan your own adventure right now at TourismNewBrunswick.ca