what to do in New Brunswick

If you’re wondering what to do in New Brunswick — don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Here are 25 things that are a must-do when exploring the diverse and exciting province of New Brunswick.

1. Visit two Lighthouses at Cape Jourimain
2. Get a taste of Acadian lumberjacks at the Saint John Highland Games – Canada’s National Homecoming Celebration
3. A 10 km mountain bike race with more than 1000 metres of climb, on one of North America’s most beautiful trails – Tour de Miramichi
4. Enjoy the beauty of sand sculpting – Pictou Beach Sand Sculpting Festival
5. Ride the Giant Otter on Fundy Trail Explorer
6. Watch the spectacular Blue Rocks Bass playing a mix of hit music, R&B and rock favourites – at Harbour Station
7. Enjoy the colourful and informative Cunard Festival of Sail Tall Ships in Saint John
8. Take a boat tour or climb aboard to explore one of Atlantic Canada’s largest public marinas – Saint John Marina during Lobster Boat Races
9. Learn about each other’s heritage with Mi’kmaq Storytellers, Aboriginal dancers performing traditional dances, First Nations crafts and culinary delights at Indigenous Day
10. Find peace with nature in the Sugarloaf Provincial Park
11. Ride the giant Tilt-A-Whirl at Fundy Boardwalk Summer Carnival
12. Be amazed by a performance of Les Belles Soeurs
13. Get your festival kicks while enjoying top Canadian and international acts at Magnetic Hill Music Festival
14. Watch a live webcast of the Super Bowl, or have a good time cheering on your favourite team at one of many pubs in New Brunswick that’ll be showing the football game – Loyalist College Football Fan Zone
15. Try your hand at the province’s oldest and most unique team sport – curling
16. Learn all about our history, culture, and natural beauty with a visit to The Museum of New Brunswick
17. Get up close and personal with some of Canada’s greatest historic figures at the Royal Military College of Canada – Fort William Henry
18. Draw, paint or scribble on the frozen waters of Bathurst Harbour during Ice Breakers
19. Enjoy oyster shucking, homemade BBQ and live music in a friendly atmosphere at Tuesday Night Live Oyster Festival
20. Get in the spirit of Acadian festivals by attending a variety of events during the Annapolis Valley Scottish Festival
21. Lace up for a game of hockey at night at The Royal Canadian Legion #17 in Saint John
22. Learn about the history of mining in New Brunswick with a visit to the Welsford Mine and Mill & Museum
23. Enjoy fun filled days on beautiful playgrounds at Westmorland Playground Annual Summer Fair
24. Grab some “ducks” at the Fundy Food Truck Festival
25. Watch sport, culture and entertainment while playing games and eating delicious food on the terrace of McAllen Arena during St.

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