New Brunswick (Canada)

We travelled to the Maritimes for two weeks early October arriving first in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our trip included time in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. We also have Travel Blogs on these two provinces and a video, Maritimes Sight & Sounds highlighting some of our special moments on our Murlo Discovery Channel.

You may want to consider traveling this time of year in the Maritimes. The weather is mainly sunny with temperatures in the mid 20’s (Celsius). Even if the weather isn’t great, the Fall colours are in full view for a picturesque scenery! Another bonus this time of year is less tourist traffic.

We visited a number of places in New Brunswick with an overnight stay in Moncton and Saint John.

Moncton & Fort Beausejour
Moncton is a nice city with many local attraction within and just outside the city.

– Restaurants: Hotel includes breakfast *
– Accommodation: Amsterdam Inn & Suites*
– Attractions: Fort Beauséjour – Fort Cumberland National Historic Site, Hopewell Provincial Park, Magnetic Hill, Casino New Brunswick.

Fort Beauséjour is approximately 40 minutes southeast of Moncton

City of Moncton
Saint John, NB

Saint John
We spent two nights in Saint John visiting many sites within the city. We took a day trip West stopping in at St. Andrews, a seaside resort.

– Accommodation: Travelodge Suites Saint John
– Restaurant: Lily’s Lakeside, a registered charity offering great food with 100% of the profits going back into the community.
– Ferry: Two hour Ferry ride from Saint John to Digby, Nova Scotia
– Attractions: Cape Enrage, Carlton Martello Tower Historic Site, Reversing Falls, waterfront, older character buildings and homes with great architecture, Fort Howe, and City Market

Hopewell Rocks
Hopewell Rocks is a 38 km hour drive south of Moncton along the scenic highway #114.

Allow more travel time during the busy tourist season given the many curves and slower speed limit in some areas.

We walked approximately 15 minutes from the parking lot to Hopewell Rocks early evening when the tide was out. It is amazing to walk the sea floor getting close to see the large rock formations.

There are several flights of stairs down to the floor. On the way back, we opted to take the shuttle back to the parking lot for a small fee per person.

Hopewell Rock Park

Saint Andrews
We travelled West from Saint John to explore more of the Province of New Brunswick. As it turned out and some luck, we came across the Town of Saint Andrews spending most of the day there. We were very impressed with this seaside community and its character.

– Restaurant: Harbour Front Restaurant
– Tours: Whale watching

Got to like the maritime sense of humour!

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