Moving to New Brunswick, provincial Description & Overview

Fredericton's Walking Bridge over Saint John River

WHY MOVE to New Brunswick?

This is Canada's only officially bilingual (English-French) province. The Bay of Fundy is stunning home to the world's highest tides (over 50 feet). The Saint John River valley is the epitome of rural tranquility, but this end of the Appalachians create a very rugged landscape away from the water. The cost of living (and housing) here is unbeatable!

New Brunswick's Location

Boyce Farmers Market, in Fredericton Bordering on Nova Scotia, Quebec and the American state of Maine, New Brunswick is almost rectangular in shape, about 322 kilometres tall and 242 kilometres wide. It is the most westerly of the Maritime Provinces, that border on the Atlantic Ocean (see Provincial Map). The province borders on the Bay of Fundy, which funnels the tides in an unusual manner, creating the world's most extreme tides, measuring over 14 metres (48 feet). The province is also home to the famous Reversing Falls, that change direction with the tides! The province uses Atlantic Time, as do the other Maritime Provinces (except Newfoundland). There are ferry connections between Saint John and southern Nova Scotia.

New Brunwswick has three mid-sized cities, Saint John, Fredericton, and Moncton.


: Some people (including GOOGLE) often confuse the names of Saint John (singular) New Brunswick with St. John's (possessive) Newfoundland

New Brunswick's History

Bike & Walking Trail with Lighthousen along Saint John River New Brunswick was known to European fishermen in the late 1400s. At that time, the region was inhabited by the Malecite and Micmac Indians. The first French settlers, known as Acadians, arrived in 1604.

The Acadians, endured wars and feuds between the British and French before many of them were shipped, following a British victory in war, to the French colony of Louisiana, where they are known today as "Cajuns."

Their land was then granted to British colonists, but the French population remained a steady force in the region. New Brunswick joined the other provinces in 1867 to form the Dominion of Canada. New Brunswick's Economy

New Brunswick's People.

Bridge across the Saint Jhn River Today, New Brunswick still has the highest percentage of Francophones outside Quebec, making up 250,000 of its 738,000 residents. When the Canadian Constitution was "repatriated," New Brunswick was the only province that enshrined its official bilingualism in the document.

The coasts and river valleys are the most populated areas. Saint John is the largest city, followed by Moncton and Fredericton, the provincial capital.

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Ontario Cities

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Saint John, New Brunswick neighbourhoods

NB: Saint John is the largest city in New Brunswick, with a population of 125,000, where the St. John River meets the Bay of Fundy. and just 90 minutes drive from teh US border

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Moncton, New Brunswick neighbourhoodsMoncton, New Brunswick neighbourhoods

NB: Moncton is located at the southeast corner of New Brunswick, not far from the border with Nova Scotia.

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Fredericton  Home NeighbourhoodsFredericton Home Neighbourhoods

NB: Fredericton, the capital city of New Brunswick, has lots of pre-Confederation architecture, both residential and institutiona

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New Brunswick Neighbourhoods

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Downtown Fredericton (Fredericton neighbourhood)Downtown Fredericton (Fredericton neighbourhood)

NB: Located between Dundonald |and Beaverbrook and the Saint John River, east of the Fredericton Exhibition ("Frex") on Smyth Street.

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