Hike Your Own Hike: Grand Manan’s Hole In The Wall

You’ve likely seen photos of the popular rock formation, but how do you get there? You’ll just need a ferry to take you from mainland New Brunswick to Grand Manan Island. While it may take a while to get to the island with the necessary ferry trip (read more about the logistics here), the Hole…

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A First-Timer’s Guide to Visiting New Brunswick’s Own Little Paradise

So it is your first time heading to Grand Manan Island? Here’s how to plan your trip. Perhaps you’ve heard that writer Willa Cather once fell in love with the island, regularly visited for nearly two decades and even wrote at least one story about it. Or maybe you learned that ornithologist and painter John…

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Hike Your Own Hike: At Fundy National Park’s Moosehorn-Laverty Falls Loop

Zooming in to the practical details of a popular hiking trail in New Brunswick. So you’ve arrived at Fundy National Park, with your boots laced up and your water bottle full. You tighten your ponytail, maybe roll up your sleeves, clip the chest straps of your backpack, and pull out the map. Where to go…

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Face The Sun At The New Brunswick Sunflower Festival

The Green Pig Country Farm and Market is holding its flower festival from August 20 until August 30. Next time you want to surprise someone with a bouquet, just a single sunflower will do. In fact, every time you hold one sunflower, you actually have thousands of little flowers in your hands at once. That…

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Flowers Upon Flowers At Kingsbrae Garden

In Saint Andrews-by-the-Sea, there is a 27-acre horticultural masterpiece open to the public every day. “These peonies are the size of my head,” I thought as I walked past rows of my favourite kind of flower bush. Plush, round, and hued in several shades of pink and white, the many majestic peonies caught my attention…

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Day-Tripping “The Lobster Capital Of The World”

In Shediac, New Brunswick, even the sidewalks and bridges are decorated with its famed crustaceans. The Maritime travel bubble has opened this week and that means tourists from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland will be flocking to New Brunswick to explore its beaches, resorts, villages and nature parks – for the first time…

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There’s A Historic Moncton “Castle” You Can Rent On Airbnb

Once a convent and orphanage, the manor now houses luxury condos. From the outside, the Gothic archways with hood moulding rise at the entrances, creating a majestic verticality, much like the nearby Tudor and Gothic arch window openings with mullion tracery, the large turret on the south-east corner and the towered frontispiece. In case you…

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Spring Means Fiddlehead Season In Eastern Canada

“It often involves a ride in a canoe to get to the best picking grounds.” Spring in Canada is a much-welcomed season for obvious reasons. It brings more daylight, warmer temperatures and the end of cabin fever. It’s also the time to pull out recipes for fresh, seasonal produce like asparagus, rhubarb and spinach. For…

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Easing Into A New Normal On The Fundy Trail

Fundy Trail Parkway was one of the first Canadian parks and tourist attractions to reopen last week after mandatory distancing. The scent of pine fills the humid air every few steps. Fiddleheads peer out from the edges of the path, curling upward as the sun peeks in and out of clouds and trees overhead. Beneath…

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Snapshots Of The Wood Chip Dreadnought

If you follow the starfish, you will find the photo opp, wood shop and bed and breakfast. Since 2008, New Brunswick’s highways have been peppered with colour-coded signs with distinct symbols that lead the curious to curated scenic drives. The Acadian Coastal Drive is represented by red signs with starfish icons, meant to represent the…

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