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Rainy roadtrips, music and celebrating NB: It’s Week #10!

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Day 1 - New Brunswick Day in Downtown Fredericton!

The whole Street Team set up downtown beside the Legislative Assembly Building for a day of celebrations! The event kicked off with Ktopatapasipon (“bringing the people together”) with Elder Hubert Francis which included an opening prayer and a performance by the Elsipogtog dancers. There were lots of activities, live music, food trucks, and Dumfries Maples was on site giving free samples of local maple syrup!

We met so many people, from life-long New Brunswickers to newcomers, and visitors from all over. Our lobster toss was a huge hit, the weather was fantastic, and everyone loved our CocoLemon samples.

Street Team at NB Day in Fredericton
Celebrating New-Brunswick Day in the heart of our province

Day 2 – Fredericton, Saint John, Perth-Andover and St. Martins

Having fun indoors, and outdoors!

We had a great morning at Science East with lots of folks looking for a rainy day activity! The centre had an interactive exhibit where Kamylle got to hold a Giant Peppered Roach and an African Fat-Tailed Gecko. We had so much fun trying all the activities.

Next, we headed to Saint John. On the way, we stopped for local blueberries and ice cream at Balemans Country Market in Browns Flat. We hopped on the Westfield ferry and travelled Uptown to the Area 506 Container Village. We had a great afternoon browsing through all the shops and listening to live music by Gloria Dawn.

Music at Area 506, Saint John
Captivated by Gloria Dawn’s guitar grooves

You can’t rain on our Hullabaloo!

We headed up to Perth-Andover for the Larlee Creek Hullabaloo Music Festival! This festival has quite an impressive lineup, ranging from local NB talent to renowned bands from all across Canada! During the event we had a chance to go for a misty paddle in a canoe! We also saw Mike Bravener perform in the library, and we left with new books.

Yarrr, mateys! It’s festival season in St. Martins.

We headed to St. Martins for the Harbour Bazaar event at the annual Sea Shanty Festival! This festival is rooted in the area's history of seafaring and shipbuilding. Sea shanties were catchy sailor work songs dating back to the 1400s and are still being sung today! We could hear the music from our tent all afternoon as we spoke to locals and visitors. The Port City Pyrates even stopped by to play our lobster toss game! After spending some time chatting, we browsed the bazaar offering many unique and beautiful handmade products! We finished our day with a delicious lobster roll from Spinney's Seafood.

Street Team at the Sea Shanty Festival, St. Martins
AHOY! A festival you simply can’t miss.

Day 3 – Cape Enrage, Broadleaf Guest Ranch and Hopewell Rocks

We began the day by exploring Cape Enrage. We checked out the lighthouse and then headed down to the beach where we were amazed by the height of the cliffs. Then, we went back up to the gift shop where we learned about the area’s fossil discoveries. We couldn’t leave the region without testing the zipline.

Cape Enrage Cliffs
Sharing the breathtaking beauty of our province one cliff at a time

We also dropped into Broadleaf Ranch to ride horses! The staff here are so friendly and our horses, Sally and Mango, were amazing.

Horseback Riding at Broadleaf Ranch
Doubling the joy with our four-legged friends Sally and Mango!

Next up – Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park! We met so many visitors from all over North America. Many had never visited New Brunswick before! We were thrilled to help them plan their trips. Later, we grabbed a bite at the High Tide Café and headed down for a walk on the ocean floor. Lots of people looked like they were having a great trip, and we got to help by taking their photos. Tip: Don’t forget your rubber boots!

Walking on the ocean floor, Hopewell Rock Provincial Park
Unforgettable moments at Hopewell Rocks

Day 4 – Boiestown, Doaktown and Blackville

It was a great day to explore the museums on the Miramichi River Road Trip! Our first stop was the Central New Brunswick Woodsmen’s Museum in Boiestown. We got to learn about the local lumbering history and explore the collection of donated equipment. After the museum, we walked across the Miramichi River on the Priceville Suspension Footbridge!

Next up, the Atlantic Salmon Museum in Doaktown. We toured all 3 of their exhibits which made us want to go fishing! Our last museum stop was Doak House at the Doak Provincial Heritage Site where our guide, Austin, gave us a great tour! Before we headed out, we stopped to check out the splashpad in Blackville and ran through it in the rain!

Priceville suspension bridge
Walking across the Miramichi River on the Priceville Suspension Footbridge

Week 10 Highlights

  • The lobster-toss fans at the NB day celebration
  • Exploring Science East in Fredericton
  • The Lobster Roll at Spinney’s Seafood
  • Broadleaf Ranch and their horses
  • Running through the splashpad in Blackville
#ExploreNB Street Team at Cape Enrage

Come Along for the Ride

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Pack your bags, buckle up, and join us as we hit the road together! We’d love to chat and show you around.


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