Message From the Minister

Hon. Robert Gauvin, Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture

Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, New Brunswick Canada

Visiting New Brunswick means discovering a place filled with natural wonder and hidden treasures around every bend.

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. When you’re ready for some urban fun, our city centres offer culinary delights and plenty of entertainment with a distinctly Maritime twist.

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 famous and mighty salmon rivers like the Miramichi and the Restigouche.

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, you’ll love our winters too! Go snowmobiling on 8,000 km (5,000 mi.) of trails throughout the province and on the 1,500 km (900 mi.) Northern Odyssey loop through three amazing cities. Start from Campbellton or Bathurst and explore the beautiful Chaleur Bay and the Acadian Peninsula. Then ride through the Appalachian mountains, including Sugarloaf and Mount Carleton provincial parks, on your way to the city of 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 music, dance and customs of our province are infused with the English, Irish and Scottish heritage that’s an integral part of our lives. 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’re also proud of our First Nations heritage and the cultural enrichment provided by the Mi’kmaq, the Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and the Peskotomuhkati (Passamaquoddy) communities in New Brunswick.

We look forward to your visit to New Brunswick and can’t wait to give you a big Maritime welcome.