New Brunswick is one of three maritime provinces in Canada. The province is bilingual in that the local residents speak both English and French. The province was formed after it was partitioned from Nova Scotia, another province in Canada. Travel to New Brunswick is gaining popularity over the last few decades or so with more tourists discovering its natural beauty.
Despite being a maritime province, there are a few things that help distinguish New Brunswick from other Canadian provinces. Unlike the other two maritime provinces (Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island) that are bordered by water, New Brunswick is sheltered from the Atlantic Ocean and there is little or minimal impact from the ocean with regards to its climate, economy and culture. In terms of its geography, one distinctive feature of New Brunswick is the major river systems found all over the island. Some of the notable rivers found within the province include Saint John River, St. Croix River, and Kouchibouguac River, to name a few.
In terms of climate, New Brunswick has a humid continental climate. The winter is therefore milder in some areas of the province, while the far northern part of the province features subarctic climate. Hence, the winter in this part of the province can be harsh.
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Official Language: English
Wi-Fi Availability: You can easily find restaurants, cafes and hotels with free Wi-Fi when you travel to New Brunswick.
Airport/s: Some of the top airports for travel to New Brunswick are Saint John Airport and Fredericton International Airport.
Visa Required: The visa requirements for travel to New Brunswick is the same with that of Canada.
International Driver’s License Accepted? New Brunswick authority honors foreign driver’s license for up to 3 months. If you stay beyond that point, you must apply for a New Brunswick driver’s license.
Driving: In New Brunswick, you will be driving on the right hand side of the road.
Crime: The rate of violent crime in New Brunswick is highest in Canada. However, general safety shouldn’t be a concern for most tourists who travel to New Brunswick.
Electrical Adapters: In New Brunswick, the standard voltage is 120 volts at 60 Hertz.
Trivia: DID YOU KNOW that the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick features the highest tide in the world? You can see its difference when you visit Hopewell Rocks wherein tides change so significantly.
Where I’ve Been to in New Brunswick
Fundy National Park
Travel to New Brunswick Resources
- New Brunswick Official Tourism Website
- Top 10 Things to Do in New Brunswick
- Bay of Fundy
- Family Travel: Exploring New Brunswick