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Travelling in New Brunswick

As of February 28, 2022, proof of vaccination is no longer required for access to events, activities, services, and businesses. As of March 14, it is no longer required to wear masks in public spaces. Find out more about the province’s public health guidelines.

International travellers

For entry into Canada and Canada-U.S. border restrictions, visit the Government of Canada page or call 1-800-461-9999.

Visitor Information

You can email us at to ask questions or call 1-800-561-0123 to speak one-on-one with one of our helpful New Brunswick travel consultants.

To order a copy of the New Brunswick Travel Map with itineraries and road trip inpiration, please fill out this form.  

If you’re already on the road, stop at a Visitor Information Centre to take advantage of a variety of free services to make your travel in the province stress-free.

New Brunswick is in the Atlantic Time zone

The Atlantic time zone (UTC/GMT -4 hours) is 4 hours behind London time and 5 hours behind European time. If you are traveling from Ontario, Quebec or Maine, don’t forget to set your watch an hour ahead!

We also participate in Daylight Savings Time, which means that on the second Sunday in March, the clock goes ahead one hour – until the first Sunday in November when the clock goes back one hour.

Sales Tax, Tips

The sales tax is called the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and is applied at a single rate of 15% to a base of goods and services. (This percentage is made up of 5% federal tax and 10% provincial tax.)

A tip of 15-20% of the total bill (before tax) at bars and restaurants is customary. Tips are also given to tour guides, taxi drivers, and for spa treatments and haircuts.

Public Holidays

New Year's Day – January 1
Family Day – Third Monday of February
Good Friday – First Friday after the full moon on or after March 21
Easter Monday – First Monday after Good Friday
Victoria Day – First Monday preceding May 25
Canada Day – July 1
New Brunswick Day – First Monday in August
Labour Day – First Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day – Second Monday in October
Remembrance Day – November 11
Christmas Day – December 25
Boxing Day – December 26