For some of New Brunswick's (and nature's) finest, steer for the Bay of Fundy's shores. Famous for the World's most dramatic tides, picturesque villages and rugged scenery, visitors won't want to miss a trip to the Fundy Isles or a leisurely tour of this coast. Saint John, a port city south of Fredericton and north by ferry from Nova Scotia, lies central to this stretch of water.
As the largest city in the province and swept with the scent of salt and sea, it's a sure bet visitors can find first-class seafood here along with other expected tourist amenities. Try the New Brunswick Museum for an introduction to the marine life at home in Fundy waters. Stop in at the Reversing Falls Visitors Centre to see how famously high tides send the waters of Saint John River swirling back in the opposite direction. Rent kayaks and do some coastal paddling to get a closer look at the phenomenon.
Suitably acquainted with New Brunswick's urban delights, head along the coast east to Fundy Bay National Park for a range of outdoor activity and photo-opportunities. Snap a few shots in St Martins, a photogenic village edged by pleasant beaches and dramatic cliffs, en route.
West from Saint John, whale-watchers and visitors after peaceful seascapes can have a stretch and stroll in historic St Andrews By-The-Sea. For more solitude, voyage on to the Fundy Isles during whale season and enjoy bird watching and a laid-back pace.
Saint John is 60 miles east of St Andrews By-The-Sea, just north across the Bay of Fundy from Digby, Nova Scotia. The Fundy Isles are west, just along the border with Maine.