New Brunswick is one of those provinces that often gets ignored, but in recent years, more people have been heading east to enjoy the scenery that the province provides. One of its main towns, Moncton, is centrally located, making it easy to hop between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia on your trip. It’s also the province’s largest city, home to a lot of what old NB has to offer, so here are a few suggestions to make use of on your trip.
Visit the Hopewell Rocks
If you have a car, go ahead and drive an hour out of Moncton to make it to the Bay of Fundy’s Hopewell Rocks. The rocks are stunning geological formations that jut out of the sandbank, and look absolutely stunning whenever you visit. If you visit during high tides, you can rent (or bring your own!) kayak to the bay and go out on the water between the rocks; but I like heading out on low tide to walk between the giant rocks.
Catch a Show at Capitol Theatre
One of the only vaudeville theatres in the entire country, Capitol Theatre is Moncton’s entertainment hub. With nearly 100,000 people walking through their doors every year, Capitol Theatre hosts performances that cater to everyone– and there are shows in both English and French!
Shop at the Marche Moncton Market
Every Saturday, hundreds of vendors flock to the marketplace to sell their wares. From delicious fiddleheads to blueberry concoctions, the market has something for everyone (even the people back home!). My favourite thing in the whole market is the food court– in recent years, the city has begun to embrace multiculturalism, and so you can find foods from all over the world with a distinctive Maritime twist.