One of Canada's three maritime provinces located in the country's Atlantic region, New Brunswick is bordered by Quebec in the northwest and the state of Maine in the southwest. With its breathtaking coastal scenery, New Brunswick is popular with visitors and is home to scenic drives like the Acadian Coastal Drive and the Miramichi River Route. While the most densely populated city in the province is Saint John which sits directly along the Bay of Fundy, the seat of the government and capital city is Moncton.
A Little About New Brunswick
The island now known as New Brunswick was initially settled by three distinct groups of aboriginals: the Mi'kmaq, the Maliseets and the Passamaquoddy. While the area is one of the oldest discovered regions in Canada, the initial exploration by Europeans occurred in the 15th and 16th centuries with the arrival of Jacques Cartier and Samuel de Champlain. Once considered a part of the French colony of Acadia, New Brunswick entered into Confederation in 1867 and became the country's 4th province. While industries like forestry, mining, farming and fishing are important for the province, the many oil and natural gas deposits comprise a significant portion of the province's exports.
Entertainment & Attractions
Canada's Atlantic region is a huge draw for tourism with its stunning geographical landscape, and there are many cruise ship companies that travel throughout the area. The province is home to the Murray Beach and Herring Cove Provincial Parks, as well as the Fundy National Park which features many waterfalls and the highest tides in the world. There are also many museums that recognize the province's history including the New Brunswick Museum and the Kings Landing Historical Settlement, a re-creation of an old provincial town from the 18th century. The 40-acre Magnetic Hill Zoo and Magic Mountain amusement park are also popular attractions.
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