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101 Things to Do in New Brunswick

101 Things to Do in New Brunswick

Oh New Brunswick, with your pristine nature, your celebration of culture, and your love of seafood. Where you can walk on the ocean’s floor, swim in Canada’s warmest salt water, and scale heights at North America’s first UNESCO Global Geopark. Whether you like to explore small towns or dive into an urban core, relax and pamper yourself at a spa or push your limits outdoors, there’s something for you in New Brunswick.

The people are friendly and down to earth. You can practice your French. You can find the most Instagrammable spots around. You can watch the ocean rise 40 feet in six hours. And don’t even get me started on the fall colours.

Narrowing down this list was pretty tough. I’d love to call out by name all the cool shops, restaurants, bands, bars, and breweries, but I think that would be its own 101 list right there. Best thing for you to do, is to get yourself to New Brunswick and start exploring. If you’re a solo traveller, a couple, or bringing the whole family, you’re going to love it here.

  1. Hike the FUNDY FOOTPATH
  2. Visit HOLY WHALE, a brewery in a former church
  3. Walk the ocean floor at HOPEWELL ROCKS
  4. Experience the HIGHEST TIDES in the world
  5. Try TOURTIERE in Bathurst
  6. Sample a FIDDLEHEAD
  7. Eat DULSE from the Saint John City Market
  8. Zipline over REVERSING RAPIDS
  9. Take a selfie with the GIANT LOBSTER in Shediac
  10. Swim in Canada’s warmest salt water at PARLEE BEACH
  11. Get your Celtic on at the NEW BRUNSWICK HIGHLAND GAMES
  12. Rock out at the AREA 506 festival
  13. Look for seals at the IRVING NATURE PARK
  14. Go back in time at KINGS LANDING
  15. Resist the pull of MAGNETIC HILL
  16. Get wet at MAGIC MOUNTAIN SplashZone
  17. Moncton MAGIC vs Saint John RIPTIDE
  18. Press your luck at CASINO NEW BRUNSWICK
  19. Tackle the high ropes at TIMBERTOP or TREEGO
  20. Get some culture at BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY
  21. Ski POLEY Mountain, Mount FARLANGE or CRABBE Mountain
  22. Visit the GANONG CHOCOLATE MUSEUM in St. Stephen
  23. Go WHALE WATCHING in St. Andrews-by-the-Sea
  24. Visit GRAND MANAN Island
  25. Sleep in a geodome at RIDGEBACK LODGE
  26. Fly high at the BALLOON FIESTA in Sussex
  27. FORT BEAUSEJOUR—Fort Cumberland National Historic Site
  28. Climb MOUNT CARLETON
  29. VILLAGE HISTORIQUE ACADIEN
  30. Explore the ST. MARTINS SEA CAVE
  31. Drive through the world’s longest covered bridge in HARTLAND
  32. Catch a football game at MOUNT ALLISON
  33. Deck beers on the SAINT JOHN BOARDWALK
  34. Play 18 holes at FOX CREEK
  35. Go sailing on the KENNEBECASIS RIVER
  36. Get fresh with the produce at BOYCE FARMER’S MARKET
  37. Rappel down a cliff at CAPE ENRAGE
  38. Stop and smell the roses at the FREDERICTON BOTANIC GARDEN
  39. Go apple picking at MACKAY APPLE ORCHARD
  40. Roosevelt Campobello International Park
  41. Have dinner at ROSSMOUNT INN
  42. Tubing on the MIRAMICHI RIVER
  43. Houseboating on the ST. JOHN RIVER
  44. Rest your body and mind at FUNDY FLOAT
  45. HUNTSMAN FUNDY DISCOVERY AQUARIUM in St. Andrews
  46. Relax at KINGSBRAE GARDEN
  47. Get jazzy at the HARVEST JAZZ & BLUES FESTIVAL
  48. Run the MARATHON BY THE SEA
  49. Get your STORM CHIPS from Covered Bridge Potato Chip Company
  50. Get a photo with the WORLD’S LARGEST AXE
  51. Partridge Island Quarantine Site
  52. Try some POUTINE RAPEE
  53. Drive across the ocean floor on MINISTERS ISLAND
  54. LOYALIST BURIAL GROUNDS
  55. Learn the important of the THREE SISTERS LAMP
  56. Look for ghosts at LOYALIST HOUSE
  57. Sip a smoked apple old fashioned at PORT CITY ROYAL
  58. Become a pinball wizard at EIGHTY THREE BAR ARCADE
  59. Experience First Nations culture at ST. MARY’S POWWOW
  60. Discover BRAYON CULTURE in Edmundston
  61. Explore the diverse ecosystems of KOUCHIBOUGUAC NATIONAL PARK
  62. See a show at the IMPERIAL THEATRE
  63. Do a BREWERY BIKE-CRAWL in Fredericton
  64. Walk the boardwalk at LA DUNE DE BOUCTOUCHE
  65. Celebrate National Acadian Day at LE PAYS DE LA SAGOUINE
  66. Try the chicken strips at BIG D drive-in diner
  67. Visit NB’s only authentic BLACKSMITH SHOP in Saint-François
  68. Go ICE FISHING on the Kennebecasis River
  69. Have a SLED DOG ADVENTURE in Allardville
  70. Compete for the WORLD POND HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP in Plaster Rock
  71. Adrenaline rush at SKYWALK SAINT JOHN
  72. Explore the shops at RITCHIE WHARF
  73. Experience thermal therapy at CHANCE HARBOUR NATURE SPA
  74. Get caffeinated at ROGUE COFFEE in the most Instagrammable alley
  75. Wonder at ODELL PARK, Eastern Canada’s best old growth forest
  76. Be amazed at SCIENCE EAST
  77. Be a big kid at KINGSWOOD PARK
  78. Go SALMON FISHING on the Miramichi River
  79. Zip New Brunswick’s LONGEST ZIPLINE over French Fort Cove
  80. Throw some axes at the LUMBERJACK FESTIVAL
  81. Do a Bay of Fundy SEAFOOD TASTING with Uncorked
  82. Photograph the AUTUMN LEAVES in Hampton
  83. Learn how to make a LOBSTER ROLL in Shediac
  84. Pamper yourself at the ALGONQUIN RESORT
  85. Indulge your sweet tooth at UPTOWN DONUTS
  86. Stay in a TREEHOUSE
  87. Put on a plaid shirt and down an ALPINE
  88. Snap the perfect pic at ST. GEORGE GORGE
  89. Go horseback riding at BROADLEAF RANCH
  90. Shop for souvenirs at the ARTISAN VILLAGE in Hillsborough
  91. Get the blood pumping with PAINTBALL at Atlantica
  92. Sample some brews at the MOOSEHEAD SMALL BATCH BREWERY
  93. SNOWMOBILE the Acadian Peninsula
  94. Get a sugar rush at the RIVERVIEW MAPLE SUGAR FESTIVAL
  95. Indulge your book loving heart at Moncton’s FRYE FESTIVAL
  96. Go rock climbing at North America’s first UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK
  97. Grab your cowboy hat for the rodeo at FESTIVAL WESTERN DE SAINT-QUENTIN
  98. Find your new favourite book at the ARM BOOK NOOK
  99. Go chase waterfalls at FALLS BROOK FALLS
  100. Visit the waterfowl and songbirds that live on the TANTRAMAR MARSHES
  101. Make new friends at BUNKHAUS

What’s the first thing you’re going to check off your New Brunswick bucket list?

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11 responses to “101 Things to Do in New Brunswick”

  1. Re #98: The Owl’s Nest closed in September of last year.

  2. Visit ministers island after driving over the ocean floor. Gorgeous views. Mansion to explore. See the huge barn. Step back in time and enjoy!

  3. Visit the Keillor House and St. James Textile Museum in the Historic Village of Dorchester, in the month of July, where you can also see the spectacle of a 1,000,000 sandpipers feed on the mud shrimp at Johnstons Mills in preparation for their migration to Suriname!

  4. You forgot “ watch live glassblowing at glass roots inc. on your way down the scenic route 915 to alma”

  5. Paul F. Gaudet says:

    Go to Mary’s Point off route 915 in Albert County to view sandpipers in August and September and check out the new interpretive centre opening this year, or visit any other time for that matter, it is a gorgeous scenic peninsula.

  6. Isabelle Beattie says:

    Wow! This is a good article! Have you ever fine this: Try a sticky buns in Alma, Visit the lighthouse at miscou Island, visit the leprosarium museum in Tracadie, visit the aquarium un Shippagan, eat a garlic finger with donair sauce at « le p’tit mousse » in lamèque, Climb the sugarloaf mountain? There is so Many!!! 😃

  7. Leigh Walsh says:

    How about up north in Restigouche County beautiful part of NB we are part of NB, we could be 102 things to do in New Brunswick.

  8. This is such a great list, a few suggestions I haven’t tried tried yet :)
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  9. Paula says:

    Come enjoy nature on your Kayak or Canoe down the Green River.

    Come see the Grand Grouille- best punkin display and entertainment at the Incredible Botanical Garden in Saint-Jacque

    Comme join the Fidlers on the River at the annual Tobique Fiddlers run!

    Best camping experience at the Jardin the la République Saint-Jacques.

  10. Don’t forget to visit all 50 Amazing Places of the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve too. Yup, a geopark and a biosphere are both along NB’s amazing Fundy Coast!

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