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Visiting New Brunswick on Your Next Road Trip

New Brunswick is the westernmost Atlantic province and is connected to continental Canada. The Bay of Fundy, on the province's southeast shore, is a tidal wonder, and separates New Brunswick from Nova Scotia. Some of the world's biggest tides have been recorded in the bay and, as such, the waters have gained something of a dangerous reputation. And deservedly so, since the tides here move exceptionally quick. Visitors should acquire a local tide timetable, readily available throughout the area, to keep tabs on the water action. And book your campsites at New Brunswick campgrounds and New Brunswick RV camping resorts in advance, just in case they fill up, particulary in high season.

While the northern edges of the New Brunswick side of the bay are somewhat hard to get to, Fundy National Park offers plenty of access to these rocky shores. This remarkable shoreline plays host to lush evergreen forests towering over the rocky cliffs. Point Wolfe is probably the best area for wildlife viewing as the impressive tide recedes to reveal rocky coastline alive with sea creatures of all shapes and sizes. Nearby at the Hopewell Cape, large sandstone carvings climb out of these frigid waters. These impressive formations resemble giant Easter Island sculptures, although there is no mystery as to how or why these tree-topped formations came to be.

From the town of Fredericton, near the south-central area of the province, take Highway 8 as it slowly meanders north through the rolling hills and fertile landscape of the Miramichi Valley. As the roadway approaches the northern shores of New Brunswick, the valley witnesses the convergence of two major rivers, the Southwest Miramichi and the Little Southwest Miramichi. This area is widely regarded for some of the best salmon fishing in all of Canada, a country that knows a thing or two about big fish.

For those seeking a more peaceful respite, the Acadian Shore offers quiet sandy beaches. Lots of New Brunswick campgrounds and New Brunswick RV camping resorts line the area. Located along New Brunswick's northeast shore, the beaches here delight with unusually warm water for this part of the globe. Due mainly to the shallow waters of the Northumberland Strait, which laps its shores, these waters regularly reach 70 degrees during the summer months. And you thought Canada was just for snowshoes? The Kouchibouguac National Park shares these same shores, further rewarding visitors with a varied landscape of bogs, dunes, forest, and of course, more sandy beaches.

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