Facts & Figures
Did you know?
- New Brunswick covers 28,345 sq mi (73,433 sq km), including 519 sq mi (1,345 sq km) of water surface. This is about the same size as the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg added together.
Brunswick is Canada’s only officially bilingual province (both French and
English are official languages)
- New Brunswick is the largest of Canada’s three Maritime
are three distinct coastlines in New Brunswick that together span 2,250km.
- No part of the province
lies more than 200km from the ocean.
Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy has the highest tides on earth.
Bay of Fundy offers some of the world’s best whalewatching
Manan Island in the Fundy Isles is one of the top birding spots in North
- The Saint John River system is the second largest on
North America’s Atlantic coastline.
(edible!) tops of ferns (fiddleheads) and a type of seaweed (dulse) are among New
Brunswick has more than 48 lighthouses and is famous for its inland lighthouse
system that dots its inland rivers.
Brunswick has over 60 covered bridges.
‘’Longest Covered Bridge in the World’’ - 390 m (1,282 ft.) long - is located
in Hartland, New Brunswick.
- Over eighty percent of the
province is forested.
Brunswick grows approximately 500,000 Christmas trees per year: 85 per cent of
these are exported.
95 per cent of the New Brunswick’s Christmas trees are balsam firs: the balsam
fir is the official provincial tree.
first French settlement in North America was attempted in 1604 on Saint Croix
Island, (now partly in New Brunswick).
Brunswick is home to the largest ocean tidal whirlpool (off the coast of Deer
Island) in the western hemispheres. It is called the “Old Sow”.
University of New Brunswick is the oldest University in North America (it
shares the honour with tied with the University of Georgia).
John is the oldest incorporated city in Canada.
New Brunswick Museum (in Saint John) was the first museum in Canada – it was established
is home to the World’s Largest Lobster. This statue is 10.5m long, 4.5m high
and weighs 90 tons!
- Britain’s Prime Minister from 1922 to
1923, Andrew Bonar Law, was born in Rexton: he is the UK’s only PM to have been
born outside the British Isles. Talking of PMs, Canadian Prime Minister Richard
Bennett (1870–1947) was born in Hopewell
- Film mogul Louis B. Mayer grew up in Saint
John: the city was the birthplace of film stars Walter Pidgeon and Donald
are generally called “New Brunswickers”, though the term “New Brunswickian” is
- Mount Carleton Provincial Park is home to the highest
peak in the Maritimes – a soaring 820m (2,690ft) high.
of Canada's most famous clipper ships, the " Marco Polo " was
launched near Saint John in 1851. She later earned the title “Fastest Ship in
Some of our inventions include the scuba tank (1839),
the snow blower (1870) and the sardine can (1932).
Hartland Covered Bridge
Head Harbour Lighthouse
Village Historique Acadien