Proudly Rural... Quaintly Charming...
Nestled in the rural countryside of New Brunswick, Sussex is known for its rolling, green hills, dairy farms and covered bridges. Explore the quiet downtown streets of this charming town, and find quaint restaurants, unique shops, ice-cream stands, tea rooms, museums and more. Known as the Covered Bridge Capital of the province because of the 16 treasured covered bridges in the area, Sussex celebrates every July with the Kings County Covered Bridge Festival.
As you explore downtown Sussex, you will see many larger-than-life murals depicting local history and events on the sides of buildings. Sprinkled throughout the town, these 26, one-of-a-kind murals form an ‘outdoor art gallery.' Painted by internationally renowned artists, the murals capture local history and events of this town in vibrant colour and are marvelously unique.
Take a peek through a window on the past at the Agricultural Museum which celebrates the area’s agricultural history. If you are here in late August, plan to attend the 115th annual Kings County Agricultural Fair, one of the oldest agricultural fairs in North America. And while you’re here, don’t miss the 8th Hussars Regimental Museum in downtown Sussex – this was Canada’s oldest armoured Calvary regiment.
In September you can take in the Atlantic Balloon Fiesta, the only one of its kind in Atlantic Canada, featuring hot-air balloonists from all over North America.
Sussex is your gateway to the Bay of Fundy, Fundy National Park of Canada, the Hopewell Rocks and more. Cycling, canoeing, hiking or by car … access the area and the covered bridges of Kings County whatever way you wish.
The winter season is alive with downhill and cross-country skiing venues and snowmobile trails; so whatever time of year you visit Sussex, you will find that a warm welcome awaits you.