One of the oldest provinces in Canada, a hotel in New Brunswick offers an exciting mix of cultures. As the only officially bilingual province in Canada, it has both English and French-speaking cities and all the cultural associations that these bring. While New Brunswick is one of Canada’s main Maritime Provinces, it is largely shielded from the Atlantic weather and offers a more continental than maritime climate. This allows New Brunswick to maintain the best of both worlds — dramatic Atlantic coastlines and warm continental summers in which to enjoy its two major National Parks and many other attractions.
Fredericton — The capital of New Brunswick, Frederiction is home to not one but two universities. Its thriving arts scene includes the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Playhouse performing arts theatre and an annual autumn Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. If you want a bit of a party during your stay in New Brunswick, then a hotel in Fredericton is for you.
Saint John — The largest city in New Brunswick and one of the oldest in Canada, but Saint John is far from dusty. Famously creative, Saint John boasts over a dozen performing arts organisations, countless museums and the famous Imperial Theatre, built in 1913 and recently restored to its full glory, as well as modern, cosy hotels.
Moncton — An officially bilingual city with a sizeable Francophone population, Moncton is perfect for a families with activities on offer including a zoo, a popular golf course and its very own water park – not to mention some fantastic shopping opportunities and top hotels!
Dieppe — For historic monuments, including the Romanesque Saint Anselme Church, French-speaking Dieppe is the place to go. The city has a sophisticated continental European feel. In true French-style, it houses the largest shopping mall in Atlantic Canada.
Want some snaps of Canada’s earliest architecture? Then head to Dieppe or Fredericton. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the glory of Canada’s great outdoors with a visit to one of New Brunswick’s two major national parks, Kouchibouguac National Park or Fundy National Park, which is home to the breathtaking Hopewell Rocks. To the north of the province lie the Appalachian Mountains. Once as high as the Canadian Rockies, the mountains have long since eroded to lower altitudes, but still offer unique rolling landscapes for visitors to enjoy, whatever the time of year.
The city of Saint John has a great range of museums, art galleries and plenty of light lunch and delectable dinner spots to keep you sustained in style. Book a visit to the Hopewell Rocks, natural sandstone towers in Fundy National Park, which reach a staggering height and have been eroded by the tides into some magical formations. If you don’t fancy the great outdoors and just fancy some rest and relaxation, ease into a state of peace and wellbeing with a trip to the spa. Wherever you’re heading in New Brunswick, you’ll find no end of excellent attractions and fascinating things to do in Canada’s most diverse maritime province.