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Star lover
January 28th, 2019, 08:25 AM
Interesting Facts about New Brunswick, Canada:

Highest, wildest tides in the world.

Warmest saltwater beaches north of Virginia.

Legendary salmon angling on the world-famous Miramichi River.

More kinds of whales more often that anywhere else.

Michias Seal Island (in the Bay of Fundy) is home to 900 pairs of breeding Atlantic puffins.


The Hartland Covered Bridge in Hartland, New Brunswick is the longest covered bridge in the world. It was built in 1901 and for its time was an engineering phenomenon with a span of 390 metres (1282 feet). Back in 1906 it was a toll bridge and cost 0.03 per person.


One of the world's largest whirlpools, the Old Sow, is seen off of Deer Island.


Annual snowfalls from 200 to 400 centimeters.

The inventor of the ice cream cone was born in Sussex corner- the Dairy Capital of Canada, mid-way along the Fundy Coastal Drive. Baker Walter Donelly made a bad batch of dough. He was at a loss with what to do with his hard, crispy pastry. So, he ran next door to the ice cream parlour….and the rest, as they say, is ice cream cone history.

Is the second largest peat exporter in the world.

157355 The peat bogs on Miscou Island.

At low tide, watch the Saint John River crash through a narrow gorge and tumble into the harbor. Come back at high tide and watch the same river go the other way. The Bay of Fundy's incredible tides are too strong for the mighty Saint John River, forcing the waters to flow upstream twice a day, every day. Something to see with your own eyes to believe. AWESOME!!!

157356 Eroded rocks – also known as the flowerpots. The formation is a result of the tides.

The largest waterfall in New Brunswick is the Grand Falls Gorge. It’s 70 metres high (230 feet) in a gorge that’s 1.5 kilometres long. During the spring six million litres of water, 90% of the volume of Niagara Falls, flows over the falls every few seconds.



January 28th, 2019, 08:45 AM
Here are some other interesting things to add to Anita's list.

New Brunswick also have the World's Largest Axe as seen here: https://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/W/Worlds-Largest-Axe.aspx

The French Fry Capital of the world is located in the town of Florenceville-Bristol. Here you can also visit the New Brunswick Potato World Museum.

Campobello Island is the location of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park – and the former summer home of President Franklin Roosevelt.

The world’s largest lobster is in Shediac, New Brunswick. The sculpture is 35 feet long by 16 feet high and weighs 90 tonnes.

MissMay in Jersey
January 28th, 2019, 10:44 AM
So interesting, DH's grandfather was born there. We visited the Bay of Fundy but didn't stay for the tide changes as that takes hours to see. We did walk on the river's floor and collected some drift wood that I kept in our garden for years.

January 28th, 2019, 10:50 AM
Thanks for these fun facts. I think there is another one called Magnetic Hill.

Another province I have been several times, either for business or pleasure with family. A very laid back province, ant the only official bilingual province, French and English, recognized by the province.

Navy Wife
January 28th, 2019, 11:12 AM
It is a beautiful place. We made 2 trips there and Nova Scotia to be sure we didn't miss anything!