Summer in New Brunswick is a beautiful time. And the only thing that makes it even better is the fact that summer lasts a long time there! Oh yes, summer in New Brunswick lingers well into late September offering a delightful extension of warm weather and exciting activities. In fact, several of these activities are actually better come August.

So, don’t pack away your sunglasses and shorts just yet. Here are 5 amazing New Brunswick experiences that make this coastal beauty the perfect late summer escape—

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Whale Watching

One of the great things about summer in New Brunswick is whale watching. And this fun adventure is at its peak in late summer. This is the perfect time to witness these majestic marine creatures as they migrate through the Bay of Fundy. Get ready to  hop on a whale watching tour to spot humpback whales, fin whales and even the endangered North Atlantic right whales. It’s a pretty magical experience.

Harvest Fun

One sure-shot way to enjoy September in New Brunswick is to hit Fredericton’s epic Harvest Music Festival from September 12-17. Immerse yourself in the electrifying music as talented artists take the stage to deliver unforgettable performances. Celebrate the local music scene, indulge in delicious food and drinks and dance the night away in the riverfront capital city.

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Trail Exploring

Sure, hiking is a summer activity. But it’s even better when the heat subsides a little. Exploring the scenic Fundy Trail Parkway is worth the trip right through till it closes for the season in October. Late summer and early fall offer the perfect conditions for invigorating hikes, with cooler temperatures and fewer bothersome bugs. So, lace up your hiking boots and set out to explore the rugged cliffs, cascading waterfalls and vibrant autumn foliage.

Bike Riding

With a 500 km network of paved and off-road trails, the Acadian Peninsula’s Véloroute is every cyclist’s dream come true. And now is a great time to bike through its picturesque landscapes. Pedal along at your own pace, immersing yourself in the breathtaking natural beauty, while enjoying the tranquility and savoring the vibrant surroundings. Experience the added convenience of easier accommodation bookings due to increased availability, and revel in the absence of crowds on the road. Rest assured that the local restaurants remain open, ensuring a delightful dining experience during your journey. This is pure joy!

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Accommodation Discounts

Another great perk of planning a late summer trip to New Brunswick is the tempting offer they have going post-Labour Day (September 4th). The offer in question? 25%* off of all stays 3 nights and above at NB Parks with the Stay and Play Fall Adventure Promotion. Take advantage  of warm days and cool evenings in the parks, unwind by picturesque beaches and rivers, and relish the peace  that surrounds you. You can also chase down adventure on any of the hiking and biking trails too. Whether you prefer camping or cozy cabin stays, this accommodation discount allows you to make the most of your late summer escape.

These are some of the many amazing adventures to be had during a late summer and early fall visit to New Brunswick. So, keep the summer spirit alive and create unforgettable memories that will linger long after the leaves start to fall.

*Conditions apply. Discount applies to camping fees only. Minimum 3-night stay required. Subject to availability. Offer cannot be applied to existing bookings. Offer calculated on pre-tax amount and cannot be combined with other offers or promotions. Offer availability subject to discontinuation or change without notice. Offer code SAVE25 must be applied before completing the booking process in order to receive the discount. Additional restrictions and conditions may apply