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Drive 171.5 miles • 3 hours, 33 minutes

Three fascinating stops await adventurers in this Atlantic Province, where high tides, fantastic food and eclectic culture reigns. Immerse yourself in Canadian culture through food, theater and culture.




1. Moncton

Starting Point • Entertainment, Food, History, Nature, Shopping

Originally a farming community, then a wooden ship building center, then a railroad hub, today’s Moncton (dubbed “The Hub”) is at the geographic and cultural center of Canada’s Maritime Provinces. Today’s city is vibrant and boasts a warm summer continental climate. Moncton’s World Wine & Food Expo is a world-famous taste extravaganza you must experience at least once. And don’t miss nearby Fundy and Kouchibouguac National Parks, historic lighthouses, fossil-laden cliffs, nature trails, freshwater marshes, fine shopping and dining, too.


2. St. John

94.9 miles, 1 hour, 47 minutes • Food, Nature, Outdoor Recreation, Shopping

St. John sits on the Bay of Fundy, one of Nature’s “showoff” works, site of the highest tides in the world—higher than a three-story building. Watch the drama from Fallsview and Wolastoq parks. Take a cave tour, an eco tour or hop on a big pink tour bus. Shopping is endless and dining is delicious. In addition, the Imperial Theater is enthralling. For excitement, play mini-golf, go to Mispec Park, or rent a sea kayak or a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.



3. Fredericton

76.6 miles, 1 hour, 47 minutes • Entertainment, Food , History, Nature, Sports

Welcome to Fredricton, capital of New Brunswick, handsomely located on the mighty St. John River. Enjoy riverside trails, museum tours, bustling cafes, great shopping and historic sites. Tour the Garrison District, a cluster of historic buildings and museums. The city’s Playhouse offers theater, dance and music performances. See nearby Gagetown, a classic “time stood still” riverside village. Visit Fredricton’s Sports Hall of Fame, the Earth Science Center, botanical gardens, jazz festivals, flea markets and golf courses.