Last weekend I went tubing down the Miramichi River with friends on a nice sunny day. This was a fun activity to do and was well worth the drive. This year I noticed a couple of new additions to the river run as well. They added a 1000ft zip line that passes 40ft above the river, which was awesome.
As for the staff, they did an awesome job; they had staff members going up and down the river on a motorized canoe just to check if everything is okay and how people were doing. They also have a bus shuttle that picks you up where you parked your car and drops you off at the start of the run. During the shuttle ride we even had the owner of Stewart’s Tubing (who was very funny and entertaining) give us instructions and answer all of our questions before we got on the river.
The run down the river was about two hours of nice, sunny weather. Then, at the end of the run, there was a deeper section of the river where you could get out of your tube and have a little swim or even jump off the “Tarzan” rope.
I would definitely recommend anyone who wants to cool down on a nice summer day to take a drive to Stewart’s Tubing for a nice relaxing day.
The Fairmont Algonquin Resort (Source)
New Brunswickers know we live in a special place. However, many of us are too busy in our daily lives to truly appreciate it. When we have time to relax and take a vacation, we often head straight for the airport and travel to other places, leaving the province behind.
This summer why not change this?
Instead of dealing with the frustrations of air travel—escalating airfares, increased security measures and frustrating delays—plan a staycation and be a tourist in your own province. After all, New Brunswick is home to some of the most spectacular natural wonders, lively cities and eclectic cultures in the world.
Here are three New Brunswick stay-cations to consider:
Get re-acquainted with New Brunswick’s urban vitality. The province’s vibrant cities offer everything from fabulous farmer’s markets to unique architecture, vibrant nightlife and fascinating people. Take a long weekend and spend a night or two in Fredericton and Saint John. Along the way you can take in some of our heritage at sites like Kings Landing and Londonderry Church.
You don’t have to travel to Florida or the Rivera to visit some amazing beaches. The Acadian coast is home to some great beaches nestled in some of the worlds most breathtaking scenery. Take a trip up the coast, enjoy the warmest saltwater beaches north of Virginia, and explore the hidden treasure along the way. Suggested stops include Parlee Beach Provincial Park, Kouchibouguac National Park and Escuminac Beach near Miramachi. Before turning back, be sure to stop at Chaleur Bay. It’s been recognized internationally as one of the most beautiful bays in the world.
Sometime you just want to relax and be pampered. The Fairmont Algonquin is the perfect place for this. Located in Canada’s first seaside resort town, the Algonquin has been providing impeccable hospitality to visitors from near and far since the 1880s. Spend a weekend and take in the beautiful grounds, play a round of golf by the sea-side, luxuriate in the hotel spa or simply bask in the Maritime sun. Your body and spirits will thank-you.
Vacations don’t need to be stressful, expensive or time-consuming. Taking a stay-cation in New Brunswick is a great way to escape the daily grind, cut loose and get reconnected with the wonderful province we live in.
These three suggestions are just the beginning. There are many more amazing sights to see and places to visit in New Brunswick. We’d love to hear what your favorite local vacation spot is. Please let us know in the comments.
We’ve already shown you why the city of Moncton, New Brunswick totally rocks, but what about the rest of the province? Whether you’re trying to decide where to plan your next holiday or are thinking about moving to New Brunswick, whatever your reasons for searching out New Brunswick are, here are some of the best YouTube videos that show why New Brunswick is one of the best places to live (or visit).
Did you know that some of the lighthouses in New Brunswick have been converted to Bed & Breakfasts’? Or that the Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world? Were you aware that the waters of New Brunswick attract over a dozen species of whales? This is just some of the information and facts about New Brunswick that’s highlighted in the YouTube video below.
Check out this video of the amazing Magnetic Hill in Moncton. This phenomenon has been one of New Brunswick’s major attractions for the past century, according to the Magnetic Hill website. This video shows three people experiencing the optical illusion.
Another famous New Brunswick phenomenon is the Hopewell Rocks, located at the Hopewell Cape on the Bay of Fundy.
According to this next YouTube video, “New Brunswick is the east coast energy hub, with over 30 billion dollars’ worth of new projects now in the pipeline.” The province is home to several industry leaders, many of which made it on our list of the top 10 New Brunswick companies that create jobs; just another reason why New Brunswick is such a great place to live!
New Brunswick is also an awesome place to live – or visit – in the winter; especially if you’re into snowmobiling, as this next video illustrates. Oh, and if you plan to snowmobile in this province, make sure you read 5 Ways to Kill Yourself on a Snowmobile first, just so you’re prepared. You can also go tubing, snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, and dog sledding, just to name a few other awesome winter activities New Brunswick has to offer.
We’ve posted some must-see photographs of Moncton before, but this next YouTube video is a slideshow of some beautiful photos shot all around New Brunswick (and something tells me the photographer likes flowers).
If you’re a hunter and want a little taste of nostalgia, have a look at this next video of some guys back in 1905 moose hunting (they bag their first moose about 8 minutes into the video).
This next video introduces you to fly fishing on the Miramichi River with Upper Oxbow Outdoor Adventures. This place offers some great opportunities for anyone wanting to learn how to fly fish and to catch some wild Atlantic salmon. Fly fishing isn’t only for the guys either. Upper Oxbow Outdoor Adventures offer a ladies fly fishing school and, as one woman says in this video, fly fishing “will teach you a lot of patience.” Something every woman could use more of, right?
The following video shows some fantastic photos of some of New Brunswick’s beaches (St. Martin’s Beach and the Fundy Trail). Speaking of beaches, did you know that New Brunswick has some of the warmest waters north of Virginia? Yep, you can learn more by reading Top 7 Beaches to Visit in New Brunswick.
New Brunswick is full of super cool, natural phenomena’s. The following video shows you the Reversing Falls and explains what makes these waters flow backwards.
Why do you love living in New Brunswick? What makes this province special to you? Got a video you want to share that illustrates why New Brunswick is a great place to live or visit? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
If you are a resident of Moncton, New Brunswick, you obviously already know why the city of Moncton is the best place on earth. If, however, you’re considering visiting this beautiful “hub of the Maritimes” – as Steve Clerke from Gifts Galore so accurately describes Moncton in the video below – or are even thinking about moving to Moncton, here are just a few reasons why the city of Moncton, NB rocks!
Check it out:
If you’re interested in any of the local businesses mentioned in this video, you can visit their website by clicking on their name below. Company information has been copied from their website:
L’Hotel St. James is situated in the heart of downtown Moncton, only minutes from the city’s major commercial, shopping, and entertainment centres.
L’Hotel St. James caters to the needs of vacationers and business travellers alike, by providing unique accommodations, modern amenities, and on-site access to St. James’ Gate restaurant and bar. Featuring live music and award-winning cuisine in an inviting atmosphere.
The Pump House Brewery today is a group of beer brewing and bar/catering business, it was opened as a brewpub in downtown Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada in 1999 by the co-owners Shaun Fraser, a local fire department chief, and his wife Lilia, both have since won outstanding entrepreneurships for their remarkable success. They debuted in style on New Year’s Eve with the first new beer of the Millenium. The Brewpub grew so popular that expansion was necessary. In July 2002, a brewing/bottling plant was built outside the city centre and production began in the same year. A gausthaus/restaurant was also established later on the plant site, called the Barn Yard BBQ.
Welcome to Moncton, Canada’s most polite and honest city (Readers Digest, 2008). We can’t wait for you to discover Moncton’s beautiful downtown core, our greatest attractions and help you plan your vacation! Whether you’re interested in flying high through the trees at TreeGo, an aerial obstacle course, taking in part of the thriving cultural scene, or prefer to keep your feet on the ground walking the beautiful trails in one of our many parks, Moncton will not fail to impress.
Gifts Galore is Greater Moncton’s Premiere gift idea headquarters. With close to 20 years experience and a reputation of providing their clients with not just great customer service but the ability to give their clientele the best customer experience, we’ll ensure that you leave with a smile on your face.
… and of course, we can’t forget who made the video …
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Why do you love the city of Moncton?
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Oh, and here are a few of our other blog posts on local coolness that you should definitely take a look at; just more reasons why Moncton, New Brunswick totally rocks!