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New Brunswick is the last of the four Maritime provinces. I lived in New Brunswick for about three months in the Spring and Fall of 2001. I was working as a human rights observer and lived on a Native reserve. I slept in a tent for the majority of the time and it was pretty cold.
One of the major natural wonders of New Brunswick is the Bay of Fundy, a 280-kilometre-long bay which divides New Brunswick from Nova Scotia. Over fifteen species of whales come to feed on the many different varieties of plankton which grow in the Bay of Fundy. But the bay is more well known for its extremely high tides.
Us on a whale watching tour in the Bay of Fundy
Twice every day, 100 billion tonnes of water roll in and out of the bay. When the water reaches the narrow end of the bay, the water rises, sometimes up to sixteen metres (over 50 feet)! In fact, where the St John River meets the Bay of Fundy there is a slight waterfall. However, when the tides rise the water forces the waterfalls to flow backwards causing a "reversing waterfall."
One of the natural wonders these tides have caused is The Hopewell Rocks. These rock formations, also known as The Flowerpot Rocks, stand 40-70 feet tall and have been formed by tidal erosion.
Since about 85% of the province is covered in forest, lumber is a huge industry. It accounts for over 40% of the province's exports. New Brunswick was the first province to establish forest management plans such as replanting and selective cutting.
Me eating lobster in New Brunswick.
(left: Fall 2001, right: Summer 2012)
The Appalachian Mountains, which begin in Alabama, end in New Brunswick.
A fun event in New Brunswick is le Party du Parking, or the parking lot party. At the largest one, in Edmundston, thousand of people gather in a giant parking lot to enjoy food and music!
Campobello Island, famous for being the summer home to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is in the Bay of Fundy.
Magnetic Hill is one of New Brunwick's most popular tourist attractions. You drive your car to the bottom of the slope, and then, when you put your car in neutral, you are pulled up the slope. I have done this and it is really weird. It was discovered to be an optical illusion :)
The Sabian drum cymbal company was founded in New Brunswick in 1981.
Kingsbrae Garden, in Saint Andrews, is an amazing, 27-acre garden and well worth the visit!
Reference Book: Canada Close Up: New Brunswick, by David Fancy. Published 2009 by Scholastic.