New Brunswick Journals

Watch Out for the Tides!

A July 2005 trip to New Brunswick by cabc23

Marys Point Shorebird Reserve Photo, New Brunswick, Canada More Photos
Quote: Being located near Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick tends to be overlooked as a tourist attraction. New Brunswick offers many of the same features as its neighbors with fewer tourists and more space.

Chickadee Nest

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Hotel

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As soon as I pulled into the long circular driveway of the Chickadee Nest Bed & Breakfast, I noticed the owner at the front door ready to welcome us in. She was very friendly and helped us settle into our room, gave us a tour, and made sure we had everything we would need for our time in New Brunswick. Each room is named for a different bird and is decorated to fit this theme. The rooms have recently been renovated, with many receiving a fresh coat of paint and new decorations. There are several rooms, including a double room with a shared bathroom, a double room with a private bath, and a family suite that includes a fridge, stove, washer, dryer, independent bedroom with a queen-size bed, bat...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

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This accommodation was not as close to the sights in Saint John as I would have liked, but they were only a short drive away. I would have preferred to be within walking distance of the sights so we would not have to worry about finding parking in the city. My room overlooked the Bay of Fundy, but, unfortunately, due to the extremely foggy day, I could not see anything out my window. Although I could not see anything, I would still recommend requesting a waterfront view room rather than one facing the street because they are much quieter and have much more attractive views. The rooms are plain and seem old but are comfortable and affordable. Next time I will try to stay closer to the Marke...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Hillcrest Motel
1315 Manawagonish Road
St. John, New Brunswick E2M 3X8
(888) 372-9700

Fundy National Park of Canada

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Attraction | "Fundy National Park"

Fundy National Park of Canada Photo, Alma, New Brunswick
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Fundy National Park represents the Maritime Acadian Highlands Region and is famous for its coastal environment and Caledonia Highlands Plateau, which is part of the Appalachian Mountain Range. It is a great place to view flora and fauna as well as seaside cliffs, salt marshes, tidal flats, and rocky shores. The park charges an admission fee of CAD$6 for adults or CAD$15 for families/groups and is open from 8am to 10pm in the summer. Their website is www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/nb/fundy/index_E.asp. Guides and maps of the trails can be picked up in the Interpretive Centre where admission can also be paid. I am not an experienced hiker but ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Fundy National Park of Canada
P.O. Box 1001
Alma, New Brunswick E4H 1B4
(506) 887-6000

Hopewell Rocks

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Attraction

Hopewell Rocks Photo, New Brunswick, Canada
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The next morning we visited Hopewell Rocks in Moncton. Make sure you check the tides before you go! There are activities to do during both high and low tides, but to be able to walk around the rock formations on the beach, you should visit between 3 hours before and 3 hours after low tide. For more information, including tide schedules, please visit their website at http://www.thehopewellrocks.ca/. Tides in the Bay of Fundy can rise as much as 48 feet in 6 hours, which is over 20 times greater than average. The rock formations, or "flowerpot rocks," as referred to by Mr. Ripley of Believe it or Not, were created by melting glaciers and tidal erosion over thousands of years. Maps can be picked up a...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Hopewell Rocks
131 Discovery Road
Hopewell Cape, New Brunswick E4H 4Z5
(877) 734-3429

Cape Enrage

Attraction

Cape Enrage Photo, New Brunswick, Canada
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A 20-minute drive from Alma on Route 915 brings you to Cape Enrage. Be aware that the road to Cape Enrage is bumpy and windy and very tough on your car. Cape Enrage includes a lighthouse that was originally established in the 1840s and is now being restored by local high-school students. There is no admission fee, but they suggest you leave a donation either by person or by car, which they explain upon entering. I believe they ask for 2 or 3CAD a person or 6CAD a car. The area is very beautiful and a great place to experience the tides. They have a walk you can take along the beach, or you can explore around the lighthouse built high upon the cliffs. If you are interested in some adve...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Saint John City Market Photo, St. John, New Brunswick
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The Saint John City Market, with its unique gifts, artwork, fresh meat and seafood, produce, and baked goods is famous for being the oldest in North America, opening its doors in 1876. For those interested in architecture be sure to check out the roof that was designed to resemble an inverted hull of a ship to reflect the city’s shipbuilding heritage. Upon entering the market, you will see how expansive and colorful the market is with locally owned businesses displaying everything from handcrafted items to special delicacies such as lobster and dulse. I found it a great place to find some unique and truly local souvenirs. There are also restaurants located inside where you can enjoy Mariti...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Saint John City Market
Entrances on Germain and Charlotte Streets
St. John, New Brunswick

Saint John City Market

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Attraction | "Market Square"

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Market Square contains a food court, but it was nothing like the traditional food court I have been to. We had a choice between various full-scale restaurants and the option of sitting indoors or outdoors, overlooking the boardwalk and harbor. The boardwalk hosts various events during the summer, including festivals and nightly activities. This night, being a Wednesday, was Alpine Idol on the boardwalk, where locals compete each week throughout the summer to make it to the finals. They also have a DVD Concert Series on Monday nights, Uptown Saint John Car Cruise on Tuesday nights, and Boardrock on Thursday nights. On certain days during the summer they host events such as Luau on the Boardwalk, B...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Saint John City Market
Entrances on Germain and Charlotte Streets
St. John, New Brunswick

Mary's Point Shorebird Reserve Photo, New Brunswick, Canada
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Mary’s Point Shorebird Reserve was created to protect the 2-3 million shorebirds who rest on Mary’s Point on their southerly migration from the Arctic to South America each year. It is owned and administered by the Canadian Wildlife Service with the trails and interpretive centre being operated by the New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists. At Mary’s Point you can walk along a trail, stopping to read the panels that explain the wildlife of the area, which eventually leads out onto the beach. At low tide you can walk along the beach and explore, but it is still very pretty to visit during high tide as well. There is an interpretive centre at the beginning of the trail, as well as plaques throughout th...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 16, 2005

Mary's Point Shorebird Reserve

Fundy, New Brunswick

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