Happy New Brunswick Day! I love seeing so many photos of people enjoying this beautiful long weekend outdoors. It gives me a feeling of nostalgia for my childhood, when summers meant nothing but running free, fresh air and the smell of sunscreen.
I’ve heard it said that New Brunswick is primarily used by tourists as a highway to Nova Scotia or PEI but I say that NB is NOT a drive-through province but a destination in its own right. Here’s some reasons why:
Culturally Unique – We are the only province in Canada with 2 official languages. And while this sometimes creates friction in our province, it also makes us culturally unique and attractive to visitors. I think we need to embrace and celebrate our unique culture; it’s one of the things that makes us stand out among Canadian provinces.
Hiking – NB has some terrific hiking. From the challenging and breathtaking Fundy Foot Path to Seek the Highest Peak at Mount Carleton and everything in between, we’ve got those nature lovers covered. For more info on hiking in NB, visit nbhiking.ca.
Beach Love – From our beaches along the Bay of Fundy to the Mac Daddy of them all, Parlee Beach on the Northumberland Strait, there are plenty of places to get your summer beach day on.
‘Dem Bay of Fundy Views – From the uber-charming St. Andrews by-the-Sea to Hopewell Rocks, no visit to NB is complete without exploring this stunning shoreline and everything this natural wonder has to offer.
City Buzz and Country Charm – We’ve got the best of both worlds. Whether you are looking for a night on the town or a quiet cottage in the woods, we’ve got them both. You can even sleep in a treehouse in Miramichi, which I think looks really fun.
East Coast Hospitality – Just like Nova Scotia and PEI, we’ve got that east coast hospitality thing down. We love sharing our beautiful province with visitors and we’re more than willing to help you make the most of it.
I swear, I’m not getting paid to say this stuff. I’m just passionate about this province and I think it deserves to take its place as a premier tourist destination on the east coast, alongside NS and PEI. If you would like more information on tourism in New Brunswick, please visit tourismnewbrunswick.ca.
I’ll leave you with a video that was released by the government of NB for New Brunswick Day, entitled, Why Do You Love New Brunswick?
These have been some of the reasons I love NB, what are yours?