There’s probably a lot you don’t know about New Brunswick – one of the lesser known and smallest provinces in Canada. In this post we put together an in-depth list of the most interesting facts about New Brunswick!
The Most Interesting Facts About New Brunswick
- It’s the Bay of Fundy where you can see some of the highest tides in the world. This is due to the unique natural formation of the New Brunswick coastline. you will definitely want to check out the Hopewell rocks to see the long-term impact of this rising and falling tide.
- It might not make sense to hear, but New Brunswick is the only constitutionally bilingual province in Canada. Not even Quebec is officially bilingual. Overall, about a third of the province speaks French, although you’ll be able to get by just fine with English.
- New Brunswick is the largest Maritime Province by area. It’s one of three Maritime Provinces on Canada’s beautiful eastern coast.
- Many people think Saint John is the capital of New Brunswick, although it’s the beautiful city of Fredericton. There are a number of fun and exciting things to do in Fredericton so it’s definitely worth checking out if you’re planning a visit.
- The small town of Florenceville-Bristol has the designation of being the French fry capital of the world. It’s even possible to visit the New Brunswick potato World Museum, if you’re into that sort of thing.
- Since Confederation there have been 29 premieres of New Brunswick.
- Those of you that are covered bridge fans are going to love the fact that New Brunswick is home to the longest covered bridge in the world. This is the Hartland Covered Bridge and is a National Historic Site. The bridge was built in 1901 and today is one of the most interesting things to do in New Brunswick.
- On the topic of covered bridges, the town of Sussex is the covered bridge capital of the province. There are actually more than 60 covered bridges in New Brunswick alone, making it a great place to visit if you love these.
- The first town in New Brunswick was Woodstock. This town has been around since the confederation of Canada, more than 150 years.
- You might not think there is a big connection between a U.S. president and the province. Actually, the former summer home of Franklin Roosevelt can be found on Campobello Island. Today, it’s the Roosevelt Campobello International Park and it’s still possible to visit his large home.