Fall is (arguably) the best time to vacation. You get to enjoy all the summer activities but with cooler temps, fewer crowds and striking colours. If you want to upgrade your fall itinerary with awe-inspiring views, sweater weather vibes and harvest’s delights, we have just the destination for you. New Brunswick, one of the top choices when it comes to the best fall getaways in Eastern Canada.
Although it undeniably shines during the summer months, this beautiful and welcoming province reveals a whole new side as nature adorns itself in vibrant autumn hues. Beyond its coastal allure, New Brunswick embraces a diverse range of experiences that are sure to check all the boxes on your fall bucket list.
For anyone in search of the ultimate fall getaway, here are six compelling reasons why New Brunswick deserves the top spot on your travel list—
Hike and Bike the Trails
Come fall, New Brunswick is a riot of colour. And the best way to experience these fall colours is to explore the province’s many scenic trails. Lace up your hiking boots or hop on a mountain bike to explore the stunning landscapes. From North to South, East to West there are trails for every skill level, providing opportunities to immerse in nature’s seasonal spectacle.
If you think paddling is just for summer, you obviously haven’t been in the New Brunswick waters. Known to be a source of pure joy and recreation, the rivers and lakes here are still warm enough in fall for a refreshing dip or a paddle. With thousands of kilometres of water to explore, there’s a perfect paddling route for floaters of all skill levels. You can explore the world’s highest tides by kayak at the Hopewell Rocks provincial park, you can paddle along the Saint John river valley, or meander along the Restigouche river.
New Brunswick’s festivals are a great way to experience what the province has to offer. If you’re looking for a picturesque fall event, the Fall Pumpkin Festival (La Grande Grouille d’automne) in Edmundston is one not to miss. You get to revel in live music, local fare, arts and crafts and one of the most beautiful displays of pumpkins you’ve ever seen. If you’re looking for one last festival before the season ends, Harvest should be on every music lover’s list.
The province offers countless ways to sip and savour the flavours of a fresh harvest. There are u-picks for apples and pumpkins, themed dinners showcasing local producers and more. Fall fun at the farmers markets is also a great way to taste local flavours., You’ll want to check out all the new fall brews available at the province’s various breweries New Brunswick is known for a booming brewerie scene, and fall is as flavourful a time as any.
One of our all-time fave ways to chase the fall colours is to hit the road From the show of colours on the Hops & Harvest route to off-grid ventures on the Appalachian Outpost road trip, and winding roads of the Miramichi River route– Tourism New Brunswick has mapped out eight brilliant adventures. You can experience the best of fall., all at your leisurely pace.
These are just some of the many fall experiences New Brunswick has to offer. Before you pack your bags and gear up to chase the fall colours, we suggest you head over to the Tourism New Brunswick website below to plan your perfect fall getaway!