Category: New Brunswick

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Welcome to TravelInNewBrunswick.com! We at Quokka Systems invite you to add your experiences to our web site. The point is to share experiences so that others can benefit from your travel and expertise. Also, it’s a way for you to express yourself online in a safe fashion. We want to learn about what people are experiencing when visiting New Brunswick. We are not about rating places or businesses; we want to know about your experiences in this Atlantic Canada province. This is a conscious decision because the criteria for such ratings are highly subjective and, in the end, not all […]

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Have the Laws of Gravity been suspended?

Well you might think so with the name of the spectacular falls on the lower Saint John River in Saint John, New Brunswick.  Reversing Falls is a famous natural attraction that draws visitors from around the world.  Driven by the mighty tides of the Bay of Fundy the Saint John River is stopped in its tracks twice a day and is forced to run backwards up river creating a class three rapids or falls.  With the exception of the 20 minute “Slack Tide” when the river and the Bay are equal and calm for the rest of the day the […]

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Bay Of Fundy Fog … it’s a Good Thing!!

Well how can fog be a good thing? It can spoil a day at the beach. It can cause your hair to curl up like a brillo pad.  Yeah, well maybe it can but it can also be beautiful and soft and sometimes even warm.  First off I must explain the cause of our Fundy Fog.  The Bay of Fundy tides range from 25 to, in some areas, as much as 50 feet and are the highest recorded tides in the world.   The reasons for this are many and complex and I will save them for another article.  But needless […]

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Thoughts on Cambridge-Narrows

I had the opportunity two weeks ago to finally venture over to the Eastern part of my home country. The furthest east I had gone was Toronto, and I thought to myself, no easterner would remotely consider that “truly east” so I figured I had better get over to the “real” east, and see part of Atlantic Canada. As a classical singer, often you have to travel to where the best voice coaches and/or teachers live, in order to get high-quality lessons. This is what I was doing for the week. As a result, I did not travel through the […]

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Top 5 Things to see in Grand Manan, NB

Brenda of Captains Jewel of Grand Manan recommends the following five things to see in Grand Manan near the Bay of Fundy. Swallowtail Lighthouse Hole in the wall Seal Cove Beach Southern Head Whitehead Island And … Great restaurants are Mclaughlin Wharf Inn (gourmet dining) Galloways (anything is good here)  Ferry Wharf takeout Sailors landing And … Things to do Hiking Kayaking tours Wonderful new boat trip called Top of the Island Tours Whales and Sails Sailboat Whale Watching Tours Seawatch Whale Watching Tours and Puffin Tours

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Walk the Ocean Floor and Coast Up Magnetic Hill

Driving on the Trans Canada Highway along the edge of the City of Moncton you can’t miss one of the most popular tourist attractions in the province of New Brunswick. A cluster of hotels and other services marks Magnetic Hill. The natural phenomenon of the Magnetic Hill has been a tourist attraction for many years and now boasts a cluster of entertaining activities for the whole family. First you will want to drive up Magnetic Hill. It is a very convincing and intriguing optical illusion. You drive to the end of the road and place your car in neutral. It […]

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Kouchibouguac & Fundy Parks

Two National Parks in New Brunswick offer two very different experiences of the Atlantic coastline. Kouchibouguac National Park on the northeast coast borders the Northumberland Straight. The land here is relatively flat so the several hiking trails are ideal for short or long walks that are quite easy for the novice. They range in length from less than a kilometre to the 11 kilometre Kouchibouguac River Trail. It is one way to access the wilderness Sipu Canoe Campground. Wilderness camping in Kouchibouguac National Park is available to hikers, canoe and kayak paddlers and bicyclists. For the drive-in campers during the […]

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Saint John – Visit a Museum and Ride a Jet Boat

The industrial engine of New Brunswick, Saint John, is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region including St. Martins and the Fundy Trail Parkway, the Kingston Peninsula and the towns in Kennebecasis Valley. But you should not miss walking around the downtown of the city itself. It has many fine, often steep streets lined with Victorian buildings all built after the Great Fire of 1877. In the centre of town is Market Square, a hub of activity where you can eat, shop and take in a variety of summer entertainment. The complex of restored commercial buildings on the waterfront […]

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Fredericton for a Family Friendly Vacation

Families visiting Fredericton in the summer will delight in having the kids experience the life of a soldier in the Fredericton Garrison. Dressed up in a redcoat uniform, children are given a special tour of the barracks, guardhouse and cell block. Then they are led to the parade ground for drill instruction where they learn to march and turn like a soldier in the early 1800s. To top it all off a review is held of the platoon of little ones which is sure to make every parent proud. This experience in re-enactment takes place in the Fredericton Garrison. For […]

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There’s Plenty to See and Do on Grand Manan

Visiting the Bay of Fundy islands of New Brunswick will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of your trip down east. The islands of Grand Manan, Deer Island and Campobello are all easily accessible by car and ferry and each has a unique flavour. The largest island Grand Manan has much to offer in the way of very unusual vacation possibilities. The ferry to Grand Manan departs from Blacks Harbour which is roughly halfway between Saint John and Saint Andrews. If you have bicycles you might consider leaving your car at Blacks Harbour. Bikes are easy to manage on […]

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