Trip reference number: 146203

Trip Operator: Wexas Travel

Natural Wonders Of New Brunswick

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Holiday overview

New Brunswick is a coast to coast collection of natural wonder, vibrant villages, colourful culture and outstanding marine adventure that will leave you spellbound. Combining Fundy Coastal Drive – One of the marine wonders of the world, this dramatically scenic route will amaze you with sights such as the Fundy National Park, Reversing Falls, Hopewell Rocks and the Tidal Bore. Miramichi River Route – Follow the Miramichi River as it meanders through forests and lush countryside. The Atlantic salmon reigns supreme on this world famous river.

Holiday itinerary

Day 1: UK > Halifax

Relax with included airport lounge access before your flight to Halifax, collect your rental car and head for your overnight accommodation, a trio of heritage townhouses, cleverly combined to create a boutique hotel and downtown retreat in the heart of Halifax.

Explore the city with its bustling hub of art galleries, shops, museums, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and vibrant nightlife centred around the picturesque waterfront. Officially founded in 1749 the history dates back even further, to times of the Mi’kmaq natives, European fishermen and the early Acadians, who came long before the British.

Day 2: Halifax to Moncton

Arrive Moncton – a major urban centre where English and French Acadian culture blend harmoniously to create a unique community. Home to two unusual natural phenomena; the Tidal Bore on the Petitcodiac River and the famous Magnetic Hill.

Stay: Rodd Moncton (Superior)

Day 3: Moncton/Miramichi

Depart Moncton and follow the Acadian Coastal drive north through coastal towns and villages. Take time to visit Kouchibouguac National Park. The Park is a stunning display of beaches and sand dunes sweeping over 26 kilometres. Continue on and join the scenic Miramichi River Route, which travels through the many communities that make up the Miramichi region. Miramichi is New Brunswick’s newest city and home to the famous Miramichi River. The city is made up of many unique shops, restaurants and heritage sites namely St. Michael’s Basilica and Lord Beaverbrook House to name a few. 

Stay: Rodd Miramichi River (Superior)

Day 4: Miramichi

Spend the day exploring Miramichi. Take a stroll along one of the many hiking trails around French Fort Cove, visit St. Michael’s Basilica – one of the finest examples of gothic architecture in Canada, take in the Beaverbrook House – the boyhood home of Lord Beaverbrook or relax and try your hand at a spot of fishing – the Miramichi River is a world famous salmon fishing river.

Stay: Rodd Miramichi River (Superior)

Day 5: Miramichi/Bathurst

Take a leisurely drive, following the Acadian Coastal Drive on to Bathurst. Bathurst is home of the KC Irving Regional Centre and the Royal Canadian Legion War Museum, take a stroll around the delightful Bathurst Harbour. 

Stay: Auberge De La Vallee (Superior)

Day 6: Bathurst/Edmundston

Depart Bathurst and continue along the scenic Appalachian Range Route. Follow the River Valley Scenic Drive into the upper St. John River Valley area and Edmundston – this pleasant city offers fine dining, dramatic architecture and defiant history with a French flavour. Edmundston is also home to the Petit Temis Inter Provincial Linear Park – 130kms of bicycle and hiking trails along the magnificent Madawaska River. 

Stay: Four Points Sheraton, Edmundston (Superior)

Day 7: Edmundston/Fredericton

Depart Edmundston and drive the spectacular River Valley Scenic Drive, which hugs the St. John River, arguably the most picturesque river in Atlantic Canada. A stop at the Grand Falls Gorge is a must, as is a stop at Hartland to see the longest covered bridge in the world – a man made 390-metre long construction.

Stay: By the River B&B, Fredericton (Superior)

Day 8: Fredericton

Welcome to picturesque Fredericton, New Brunswick’s capital city noted for its heritage and culture. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring Fredericton and its attractions. Places to visit include City Hall, Christchurch Cathedral, the Historic Military Compound, Old Government House and the Kings Landing Historical Settlement. Further afield visit the picturesque model town of Oromocto and the charming village of Gagetown. 

Stay: By the River B&B, Fredericton (Superior)

Day 9: Fredericton/St. Andrews

Depart Fredericton and drive southwest to St. Stephen – the town where the first chocolate bar was invented and the gateway to the Fundy Coastal Drive. This dramatically scenic drive introduces you to the Bay of Fundy – “One of the Marine Wonders of the World”. First stop St. Andrews, one of Canada’s most beautiful seaside resorts. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring this tranquil area.

Stay: Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews (Superior)

Day 10: St. Andrews

Enjoy a tall ship nature cruise departing from St. Andrews, cruise through the narrow island passages of the Deer Island Archipelago en route to the open Bay of Fundy. In season, expect see whales, porpoises, seals, seabirds and bald eagles. Spend the remainder of the day discovering more about the area, visit the Huntsman Marine Science Aquarium, take in a round of golf or for the more adventurous why not try horseback riding, sea kayaking or scuba diving nearby.

Stay: Algonquin Resort, St. Andrews (Superior)

Day 11: St. Andrews/Saint John

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