New Brunswick Canada on the Atlantic

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Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick Canada

Discover New Brunswick Canada

New Brunswick Canada is one of the three Atlantic Provinces of Canada. It is on the east coast of the country. The province is covering an area of ​​72.908 km². With a population of around 780.000, New Brunswick is relatively small and sparsely populated. The two main cities are the capital Fredericton and the largest city Saint John.

Our travel tips for New Brunswick Canada

How Dulse Serves © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Specialty from New Brunswick: Dulse

Seafood specialty from New Brunswick: Dulse Seafood is one of the most important foods in Canada's Atlantic provinces. Scallops, haddock, salmon, lobster and oysters are on the menu at each restaurant. That's almost a good thing. And you are...
The former lighthouse keeper's house at Cape Enrage © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Cape Enrage, lighthouse, cliffs & sea

Cape Enrage - a playground for sea lovers A shrill scream drowns out the rolling of the waves on the sandy beach below the cliffs of Cape Enrage on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, and before our eyes a young woman slides with ...
Fundy Trail

Hiking at the Fundy Trail Parkway

Hiking the Fundy Trail Parkway We're going hiking the Fundy Trail Parkway. The Bay of Fundy is one of the spectacular natural highlights in Canada's Atlantic Provinces. No wonder with a tidal difference that empties the entire bay almost completely. Here behaves ...
Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick

Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick

The Hopewell Rocks in New Brunswick Not everyone may know their name, but most of you have probably already seen them - at least in a photo: the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. You belong ...
The first settler on Minister's Island lived here

Minister's Island - Island 2 times a day

There are not many islands like Minister's Island in the world. We are standing at the end of a gravel road not far from St. Andrews-by-the-Sea in New Brunswick, which has taken us through a forest to the shore of the Bay of Fundy. It is ...
Kingsbrae Gardens, New Brunswick © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline

Kingsbrae Gardens in New Brunswick

Worth a Visit: Kingsbrae Gardens in New Brunswick In 2011, the Garden Tourism Conference voted Kingsbrae Gardens in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea one of the top five gardens in North America worth visiting. And just a year ago, Steve counted...
Lobster stew

Lobster stew - Canadian recipes

It's a regular feature on the menus of many restaurants traveling through Canada's Atlantic provinces: the lobster stew, which is usually served with fresh vegetables and hash browns like here at the Tidal Watch Inn in St. Martin, New Brunswick. This ...
The dune of Bouctouche

The dune of Bouctouche - A tip for beachcombers

We didn't visit it when the weather was perfect: Bouctouche Dune in New Brunswick, Canada. No sunshine, no blue sky, no deep blue sea to the horizon. Not inviting bathing weather. Instead: First raindrops fall. The wind from the Atlantic takes ...
Only the end of the 19. In the 19th century, there were such beautiful dishes in Akadier households

Village Historique Acadien Caraquet - Renaissance of the Acadians

Village Historique Acadien Caraquet At Village Historique Acadien Caraquet in New Brunswick, we saw how difficult it is to capture the history of a people or a people group in words, books and spirit. Until our visit to this museum village...

Le Pays de la Sagouine

Le Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche Dorine is a New Brunswick celebrity: the little woman who awaits us at Le Pays de la Sagouine has already bossed around the province's prime minister. "He doesn't like dancing," she laughs...



Bay of Fundy
Bay of Fundy


When ebb and flow flood the Bay of Fundy

This phenomenon is particularly impressive at the Bay of Fundy, a sea bay that pushes deep inland between the Canadian Atlantic provinces of New Brunswick Canada and Nova Scotia. Here there is the highest tidal range, the difference between low and high tide, in the whole world.

The sea retreats from the bay on the Atlantic coast of New Brunswick

Every day, the Bay of Fundy empties, and 100 billions of tons of seawater flow out during each tidal cycle and into the bay, which has a total length of 270 kilometers. A truly breathtaking event.

Special ecosystem in the area of ​​the highest tidal range in the world

Numerous animals live in this unique ecosystem, including half of the North Atlantic straight whales, which are on the endangered species list. More than 90% of the waterbirds, a species of bird, rest here during their annual bird flight.


Beach vacation Canada
Beach vacation Canada in the Bay of Fundy


At the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy, the spectacle is the most impressive

But the most impressive thing is when entire islands and islets are exposed by the sea water. This can best be seen at the Hopewell Rocks in the Bay of Fundy. Due to the daily water movements, the islands are heavily worked and get the typical shape that has given them the name "Flowerpot Rocks". If the sea has completely withdrawn from the region in the northern area of ​​the Bay of Fundy, you can understand why the Hopewell Rocks are so called.

Tips on how to incorporate the Hopewell Rocks into your journey

If you want to experience this phenomenon yourself, you should plan your trip through New Brunswick Canada in such a way that you arrive at the right time Hopewell Rocks arrives. And the easiest way to do that is to get the tide plan at one of New Brunswick's many visitor centers along the main roads through this province. There you will find out the exact dates when the water will expose the islands, giving you the opportunity to photograph the imposing Hopewell Rocks from the bottom of the sea - certainly one of the most spectacular photos you can bring home from a trip through New Brunswick.

Fundy National Park

In addition to the impressive Bay of Fundy, which meanders along the coast, New Brunswick Canada has other scenic highlights to offer. Fundy National Park stretches along the Bay of Fundy with its dense forests, waterfalls and hiking trails. Here you can camp in the summer months, go canoeing or simply enjoy nature. There are also beautiful beaches and picturesque fishing villages in the east of the province that invite you to linger.

The cities of Saint John and Fredericton

Those interested in history and culture will also find what they are looking for in New Brunswick Canada. In the city of Saint John, for example, there is the New Brunswick Museum, which deals with the history and nature of the province. In Fredericton you will find the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, which houses a large collection of Canadian and international art.



Fundy Trail in New Brunswick Canada
Fundy Trail


New Brunswick Canada for adventurers

For the more adventurous, there are also plenty of activities to try in New Brunswick. For example, you can go kayaking in the Bay of Fundy or swing through the forests on a zipline adventure. Skiing and snowmobiling are available in winter.

Conclusion: New Brunswick Canada - a mixture of nature, culture and adventure

All in all, New Brunswick offers a successful mix of nature, culture and adventure. Whether you're visiting the stunning Bay of Fundy, hiking through the forests of Fundy National Park, or exploring the province's history and culture in one of the towns, New Brunswick is definitely worth a visit.

It is a spectacle to see how the sea on the Atlantic coast of New Brunswick drains huge bays during low and high tide and then fills them up again completely after a few hours.

New Brunswick Canada Questions and Answers

What's the best way to get to New Brunswick?

The best way to get to New Brunswick is by plane. The two largest airports in the province are Greater Moncton International Airport and Fredericton International Airport. Alternatively, you can also arrive by car or train.

Are there many places to camp in New Brunswick?

Yes, there are numerous campgrounds in New Brunswick, both in Fundy National Park and along the coast. Many campsites also offer caravan or cabin rentals.

What activities can you do in the Bay of Fundy?

In addition to the amazing ebb and flow phenomenon, the Bay of Fundy is also great for kayaking, whale watching or swinging through the woods on a zipline adventure.

Which museums are worth visiting in New Brunswick?

The New Brunswick Museum in Saint John and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton are two of the province's best-known museums. However, there are also many other museums that deal with different subject areas.

What is the best time of year to visit New Brunswick?

The best time of year to visit New Brunswick depends on what activities you have planned. For example, in the summer there is camping and hiking in Fundy National Park, while in the winter there is skiing and snowmobiling. In general, the summer months of June to August are the most popular to visit.


Travel Arrangements:

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Getting to New Brunswick Canada:

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New Brunswick Canada on the Atlantic

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn