New Brunswick hotels
Intro to New Brunswick hotels and accommodations
Hotels in New Brunswick
Cheap New Brunswick hotels are plentiful and good value for money. You can stay at discount hotels like the St. Stephen Inn in St. Andrews, The Comfort Inn Edmundston, in Edmundston, or the Days Inn and Conference Centre – Oromocto in Fredericton. When you travel in New Brunswick by car, knowing that there are modestly priced accommodations in every major city and most small towns makes planning your trip a breeze. Luxury hotels in New Brunswick typically consist of resort bookings, chartered lodges, or cabin rentals. This province is full of thrilling experiences at affordable prices.
Things to see in New Brunswick
New Brunswick’s colonial past can be explored in the Garrison District in Fredericton; two blocks of museums and galleries and even a British changing of the guard can be experienced here. For a stunning coastal drive, you can take the Fundy Trail Parkway from St. Martins, once a shipbuilding town, and leisurely explore the spectacular views. You can visit the Acadian Historical Village Caraquet and interact with actors recreating life in the 18th and early 19th centuries. Reversing Falls Rapids is a unique experience: when the tide pushes against the St. John River, it creates the Reversing Falls by literally changing the direction of the river. Also known as “tidal bore watching”, a prime location to witness this phenomenon is at Reversing Falls Bridge in Saint John. Finally, you can take a ferry to the Island of Grand Manan to see 300 species of birds, whales, and other marine life for more outdoor fun for the entire family.
Where to stay in New Brunswick
There are both urban and rural areas in New Brunswick that make it an excellent province to stay in. Skip St. Martins, it has a poor reputation among travellers and sight-seers. Instead, you can head for Moncton where casinos, concerts, mixed martial arts, and zoos are the major draw. You can stay awhile and see the Magnetic Hill Wharf Village, a tourist area that mimics a maritime fishing village. In Fredericton, you can take in the world-class jazz, discover pretty little churches, or hang out at the blues music festival. It might be worth your while to pop over to Shediac where you can enjoy lobster cook-outs in chalets, or camp on the beautiful beaches.
How to get to New Brunswick
New Brunswick doesn’t have its own international airport, but there are 4 regional airports in: Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, and Bathurst. International flights to Montreal, Quebec or Halifax, Nova Scotia do however connect directly via commuter flights to New Brunswick’s regional airports. Canadians do love their Via Rail system which allows travellers to get between Montreal and Moncton by train, among other cities in New Brunswick. If you’re driving from Maine, USA, you can take the I-95 freeway and continue on highway 95 to enter the province, from Montreal, you can drive along the TransCanada Highway.