Warm weather is here, and for anyone itching to get out and explore, we’ve got just the place for you. Say hello to the beautiful east coast province New Brunswick, dubbed one of the friendliest provinces in Canada. Whether you are in search of sun, sand, culture or adventure, or all of the above, there are plenty of amazing things to do in New Brunswick. In fact, there are some you can only experience here.

From the warmest saltwater beaches and highest tides in the world, to unique accommodations, and rich Acadian culture, here are the top 5 super cool things to do in New Brunswick—

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Experience the Acadian Culture’s Joie de Vivre

From its music and cuisine, to its language and traditions, Acadien culture has been an important part of New Brunswick’s identity since the 17th & 18th century. Present day Acadie is brought to life through the burgeoning arts communities that dot the coastline, the culinary scene in cities like Dieppe, Bathurst and Carquet,  vibrant music (hello Acadie Rock) and so much more.

Enjoy the Warmest Beaches in Canada

One of the absolute best things to do in New Brunswick is to enjoy the many sandy beaches. The province is home to Canada’s warmest saltwater beaches, which can be found along the eastern shores of the province. With over 50 beautiful beaches to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Some of the most popular family-friendly beaches include Parlee Beach and New River Beach – both provincial parks, and Kellys Beach located in Kouchibouguac National park.

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Dive deep into the Highest Tides

The Bay of Fundy is known for having the highest tides in the world, which can reach up to 16 meters in height. You can catch this natural wonder in action at the iconic Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park. There you can walk on the ocean floor during low tide and kayak around towering rock formations during high tide. 

Stay in Unique Accommodations

If you’re looking for a truly unique place to stay, the province has plenty of options. From domes and bubbles to lighthouses and treehouses, there’s something to tickle your fancy. Our top picks are the domes at Balsam Ridge, the bubbles at Maplebrook Retreat and the train-car-turned-suite at Shamrock Train Inn & Suites. If you’re looking for a more traditional vibe, there are many luxury hotels and classic accommodations to meet your budget or your mood.

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Snap a Pic of the Biggest Lobster

Shediac, NB is known as the lobster capital of the world, so it isn’t surprising that they also have the world’s largest lobster. We are talking, of course, about the epic Shediac lobster statue. This concrete and reinforced steel crustacean was sculpted by Canadian artist Winston Bronnum. And what makes the destination even better is the numerous seafood restaurants nearby, where you can get everything from a lobster, to a lobster roll, or even a lobster platter. Hungry yet?

That was our list of all the one-of-a-kind things you can do in New Brunswick. So pack your bags, grab your sunscreen, and get ready for a summer vacation you’ll never forget.