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Explore New Brunswick by train
Travel to New Brunswick to discover laid-back cities, relax on sandy beaches and fall under the spell of unique landscapes, between sea and forest. Let the train carry you away!
Unwind and take a breath of fresh air in this pleasant town at the mouth of Restigouche River.
- Have a picnic on the waterfront boardwalk at sunset and take in the beauty of the scenery. Don't forget to say hello to the city's mascot, Restigouche Sam, an impressive 8.5 meter-high replica of an Atlantic salmon.
- Enjoy the many hiking and mountain bike trails on Mount Sugarloaf, in the provincial park of the same name. If you travel to the park during the winter, you can also strap on your skis and hit the slopes.
- Explore the beautiful Restigouche area to get your share of nature in any season. Great spaces covered with forests and navigable rivers offer several options for hiking, fishing, biking, skiing and snowmobiling.
Located on the southern shore of Chaleur Bay, this welcoming city is surrounded by many beaches, boardwalks and coastal trails. Set out for discoveries!
- Sit on the waterfront boardwalk and have a picnic while enjoying the view on the water.
- Take a boat excursion in the bay and end your day with freshly caught seafood on the patio of a local restaurant.
- Go hit a few balls in the picturesque settings of world-renowned Gowan Brae and Squire Green golf clubs.
- Take a moment to relax on Youghall Beach's golden sand, take a dip in the warm water or stroll on the boardwalk.
- Visit Daly Point Nature Reserve and discover 100 acres of marshland and Acadian forest through a network of hiking trails and wooden boardwalks. You can also join local ornithologists and watch the many species of migratory birds that nest in the reserve.
- Put on your hiking shoes and explore a part of the Nepisiguit Mi’gmaq Trail, a 140 kilometer-long path that follows the Nepisiguit River between Daly Point and Mount Carleton Provincial Park, at the center of New Brunswick. Make sure to include the picturesque Pabineau Falls in your itinerary.
From downtown strolls and history to whale-watching and good eating, there are lots of options to discover Bathurst and the magnificent Chaleur Bay.
Travel to Miramichi, known as "Canada's Irish capital", to get your share of fishing stories and local legends.
- Take a guided salmon-fishing excursion on the world-renowned Miramichi River and end your day in the friendly ambiance of a local restaurant or pub.
- Attend one of the many annual events featuring local folklore. The Miramichi Irish Festival and the Miramichi Folksong Festival are among the most popular.
- Visit Beaubears Island to learn more about the shipbuilding industry, and enter the world of logging camps at the Central New Brunswick Woodmen's Museum in Boiestown. Follow the guides in period costumes to revisit the province's past and meet important figures of Acadian history.
- Immerse yourself in Native culture at Metepenagiag Heritage Park. An exhibition room and a network of interpretive trails provide information on the two Mi’gmaq archeological sites located on the park's territory.
- Head to Ritchie Wharf, an exciting shipbuilding-themed park, for some family fun. Enjoy the recreational and water play facilities, have a bite in a restaurant on the boardwalk, book an excursion on Miramichi River and attend an evening show at the amphitheater.
- Discover all the outdoor activity options available in Miramichi Valley: paddleboard, kayak, hiking, camping... Pick one (or more)!
Explore the Greater Moncton Area, which includes Moncton, Dieppe, and Riverview, to discover a rich blend of English and French Acadian cultures, and a unique mix of urban experience and outdoor activities.
- Enjoy the many festivals and cultural events held in venues like the Capitol Theater, the Aberdeen Cultural Center and the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre.
- Treat yourself to a good meal in Shediac, the lobster capital of the world. Take the opportunity to discover beaches with the warmest waters north of Virginia, and to watch a breathtaking sunset on the Northumberland Strait.
- Visit the Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park and admire some twenty spectacular monoliths sculpted by the world's highest tides, in the Bay of Fundy. Spend several hours in the park to watch the landscape change drastically as the water levels rise and fall.
- Watch the tidal bore, a natural phenomenon caused by surging waters from the Bay of Fundy tides, twice a day, from Bore View Park, in downtown Moncton.
- If you're accompanied by young travellers, you can choose from a whole array of activities: a visit at Magnetic Hill Zoo, that hosts several wild animal species; a day in Magic Mountain's rides and waterslides; a moment of play and discovery at Resurgo Museum's Learning Center; an indoor rock climbing adventure at Fit Rock... There's something for everyone!
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