Natural Wonders of New Brunswick – 12 Nights

Highlights

A comprehensive 12 night self driving tour of New Brunswick offering the chance to experience all the highlights. Expect to see vibrant culture, natural wonders and phenomena, as well as an abundance of wildlife.

Included

Document Kit Includes: Travel Wallet, Full Itinerary, Vouchers, Driving Directions, Maps & Supporting Literature
12 Nights Accommodation
Intermediate Car Rental for Duration (Unlimited kms, CDW Insurance, Airport Fees, Additional Driver Fee & Taxes)
St. Andrews Nature Cruise
Saint John City Tour

Not Included

All Meals (unless stated)
Flights
Travel Insurance
National Park Entrance Fees
Car Rental Extras (Gas, PAC Top up Insurance, GPS and taxes on extras)
Car Parking Fees
Gratuities
Harmonized Sales Tax at 15%
Any additional items not stated

Day 1 – 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. Overnight Moncton.

Day 2 – 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 – a world famous salmon fishing 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.  Overnight Miramichi.

Day 3 – 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.  Overnight Miramichi.

Day 4 – 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. Overnight Bathurst.

Day 5 – 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.  Overnight Edmundston.

Day 6 – 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.  Overnight Fredericton.

Day 7 – 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.  Overnight Fredericton.

Day 8 – 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. Overnight St. Andrews. 

Day 9 – St. Andrews

Enjoy a 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. Overnight St. Andrews.

Day 10 – St. Andrews/Saint John

Depart St. Andrews and take a leisurely drive along the Fundy Coastal Drive to Saint John, New Brunswick’s largest city. Saint John is steeped in history with lots to see and do.  Places to visit include Carleton Martello Tower National Historic Site, the old city market, Loyalist House, the New Brunswick Museum and probably the most famous – the Reversing Falls.  Overnight Saint John.

Day 11 – Saint John/Fundy National Park

This morning we suggest a city tour of Saint John before departing to  join the spectacular Fundy Coastal Drive.  En-route visit  Sussex  – a quaint town nestled in the beautiful countryside of New Brunswick, with its excellent  Agricultural  Museum. Continue eastbound to the Fundy National Park – 206km.sq of steep coastal cliffs, forest clad hills, deep rich valleys and clear, rolling meadows. The park is renowned for its hiking trails, with over 104kms of trails to choose from, ranging from easy ½km loops to a demanding 50km circuit around the park. Overnight Fundy National Park.

Day 12 – Fundy National Park

Day at leisure to explore this magnificent park. The park is renowned for its hiking trails, with over 104kms of trails to choose from, ranging from easy ½km loops to a demanding 50km circuit around the park. The park is a haven for bird watchers, golfers, cyclists, canoeists and naturalists. Other sightseeing suggestions include visiting Cape Enrage Lighthouse and Mary’s Point Bird Sanctuary located nearby. Overnight Fundy National Park.

Day 13 – Fundy National Park/Moncton

Depart Fundy National Park and continue along the Fundy Coastal drive via Hopewell Cape, Be sure to visit Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park – home of Hopewell Rocks. Visit the excellent interpretive centre on site before exploring this natural phenomenon. Twice each day the highest tides in the world — up to 46ft/14m — flood the beach, and twice each day you can explore the floor of the Bay of Fundy at low tide! Created over thousands of years by the Bay of Fundy’s awesome tidal forces, the Flowerpot Rocks are a natural wonder not to be missed. Continue on to Moncton where your journey completes.

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