Message From the Minister

Hon. John B. Ames, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, New Brunswick Canada

Visiting New Brunswick means exploring and discovering a unique place filled with natural wonder and hidden treasures

We extend a hearty, warm New Brunswick welcome. Spring, summer, fall, or winter, nature in all its splendour and many authentic cultural experiences are close at hand. You will be impressed by the magnificent spectacle of the Bay of Fundy, one of Canada’s natural wonders, recognized for having the world’s highest tides. For a dream vacation, our beautiful beaches, some with the warmest saltwater in Canada, will make for some unforgettable moments of discoveries and relaxation in the sun and sand.

New Brunswick is the ideal location for those who like wide-open spaces and clean air. Our nine provincial parks will bring you close to nature and offer spectacular vistas and a wide variety of activities to suit all ages and tastes.

New Brunswick’s scenery and bodies of water are outstanding for their beauty. Traversed by many rivers, notably the majestic Saint John River, you can delve into our rich history in the charming villages, towns, and cities that dot its banks. Fishermen will thrill to the unique experience of fly-fishing on one of the most famous salmon rivers in the world, the mighty Miramichi.

We love all of our seasons in New Brunswick, but winter holds a special place in our hearts. With the highest snowfall in the Maritimes and over 7,000 km (4,350 mi.) of pristine trails, you’ll love our winters too! Go snowmobiling on the “Northern Odyssey” loop through four amazing cities. Start from Campbellton or Bathurst and explore the beautiful Chaleur Bay. Then drive through the Appalachian peaks including Mount Carleton and Sugarloaf Mountain on your way to the cities of Miramichi or Edmundston.

And make no mistake, the friendliness and warmth of New Brunswickers is not a myth, it is a tradition. All you have to do is come here and find out for yourself. The Acadian culture is alive and well, and Acadians enjoy sharing their traditions, cuisine, music, accents, and above all their contagious “joie de vivre” with you.

We look forward to your visit to New Brunswick and want you to feel at home as soon as you get here.