New Brunswick with a size of about 72,900 km² and its capital Fredericton has belonged to Canada since 1867. It’s next to Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador as well as Price Edward Island one of the Atlantic provinces. Here you will find small and picturesque villages, a variety of historical sights and beautiful coastlines. This includes the Bay of Fundy, famous for its tides – a wonderful natural spectacle. The Fundy National Park can be reached on a stretch of coast. An Eldorado for animal and nature lovers with the largest whale population in the world.
Fredericton is adorned with Victorian houses and a church on the river, which makes it one of the most beautiful towns in Eastern Canada.
Well worth the trip if you are in New Brunswick is also the Village Historique Acadien. A rural commune with restored houses and farms that are managed. Here the visitor is brought closer to the life of the 19th century.
New Brunswick – key data
Area: 72,908 sqkm, rank 11 of the provinces of Canada (land Area: 71,450 sqkm, water Area: 1,458 sqkm)
Share of water surface: 2.0%
Population: 748,319 residents, rank 8 of the provincesCanada (2009, estimate)
Population density: 10.3 residents per square kilometer
Member of the Confederation: July 1, 1867 (founding member)
Capital city: Fredericton (50,535 residents, 2006, metropolitan area 85,688 residents, 2006)
Largest city: Saint John (68,043, 2006, metropolitan area 122,389 residents, 2006)
Highest point: 817 m, Mount Carleton
Lowest point: 0 m, North Atlantic
Vice-Governor: Herménégilde Chiasson
Prime Minister: Shawn Graham
Local time: CET -5 h. From the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November: CET -4 h.
The time difference to Central Europe in New Brunswick is -5 hours in both winter and summer.
Postal abbreviation: NB
New Brunswick Map and Geography
New Brunswick is one of the four Atlantic provinces of Canada. It borders on the American state of Maine to the west and Québec to the north ; in the east the Saint Lawrence Riverthe natural border and in the south the Bay of Fundy takes over the border function.
The total area of New Brunswick amounts to 72,908 square kilometers. The capital of the province is Fredericton. The east-west extension of New Brunswick is 150 miles and the greatest distance from north to south is 200 miles. At the northern end of the Appalachian Mountains, New Brunswick is more than 85% forest covered. The forests extend in the south of the province over a gently undulating plateau that rises to the north. Here, Mount Carleton rises 817 meters as the highest mountain in New Brunswick. The province is divided into many valleys with f by some rivers like Saint John, Saint Croix, Petitcodiac and Miramichi fertile alluvial soils that are used for agriculture.
New Brunswick Landmarks
Canada has many different sights to offer. There is also a lot to see in New Brunswick. One of the worth seeing sacred buildings New Brunswicks is the Christ Church Catheral. The cathedral can be found in the capital of the province of Frederictown.
One of Canada’s oldest continuously run museums is the New Brunswick Museum in Saint John. The Hall of Great Whales has geological exhibitions, collections of decorative art from the nineteenth century and various galleries with different works of art from the eras of the time.
In the Acadian village from 1770 one can get a good impression of the Acadian way of life andCultureobtain. The village contains restored houses, former schools, shops, a mill, an inn-tavern and a printing shop, as well as a forge.
New Brunswick also has some natural beauty to offer its visitors. This part of Canada is home to a wide variety of marine and aquatic plants, as well as migratory and sea birds. Most of them can be seen in the Irving Dining Center La Dune de Bouztouche. This is a twelve kilometer long sandy beach with many sand dunes. The beach is on Bauctouche Bay.
At 17,427 hectares, Mount Carleton Provinical Park is New Branswick’s largest natural park. The park offers a variety of recreational activities and sports. These are even more attractive due to the varied nature.
The park has numerous climbing opportunities in the mountains, many hiking trails, etc. The rivers in the park also give anglers their money, such as canoeists. You can also go camping and swimming in the park.