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Week 9: Paddleboards and Rock N’ Roll – Another great week Exploring NB!

July 31 - august 6

Day 1 - Downtown Fredericton

We had a great day exploring Downtown Fredericton! We started our morning with painting some mugs at the Clay Café Fredericton. Kamylle painted the cruiser on one – a great memento of our #ExploreNB summer! Next, we popped into Hanson Road flower shop to browse their beautiful blooms. The staff is so friendly – we love it here!

We decided we needed a refreshing treat, and a stop at The Squeeze was the perfect remedy. Their smoothies are amazing! Next, we walked over to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery. Their newly renovated extension is gorgeous! Finally, we ended the day drinking coffee and soaking up the sun at the Tipsy Muse Café.

#ExploreNB Mugs at Clay Café
Showing off the mugs we hand painted at Clay Café

Day 2 – Parlee Beach

It was a beautiful day to set up at Parlee Beach Provincial Park! We talked to plenty of folks who were interested in our road trips and we gave them some information. After chatting with visitors, we grabbed fish tacos and a chicken burger from the canteen – yum! Next, we went for a walk on the beach and checked out the new tiki hut. We couldn’t resist getting out on the water, so we headed to the Shediac Paddle Shop and spent some time paddleboarding and kayaking. We couldn’t leave the area without visiting the big lobster!

Paddleboarding in Shediac
Shediac Paddle Shop hooked us up with paddleboards to explore Scoudouc River, next to Shediac’s giant lobster

Day 3 – Pays de la Sagouine and Magnetic Hill

An enchanted evening at Pays de la Sagouine

We arrived at Pays de la Sagouine in Bouctouche for the Akadi Lumina Night Walk! Pays de la Sagouine is a theatrical village based on the characters from the literary work of Acadian writer Antonine Maillet. The Akadi Lumina Night Walk is an immersive experience by Moment Factory that combines light, projections and special effects inspired by Acadian Culture. We don’t want to give any spoilers, but we highly recommend checking this out. This experience will be available until October 14th!

Akadi Lumina, Pays de la Sagouine
Spectacular and magical experience at the Akadi Lumina Night Walk, Pays de la Sagouine

Finding the Fun at Magnetic Hill Park

Everybody has heard about Moncton’s famous Magnetic Hill - there is so much to do in that area! We began the day with a set-up at Magnetic Hill Zoo. We met many folks in town for the Guns N’ Roses concert. Afterwards, we checked out the rest of Magnetic Hill Park, popped into the Magnetic Hill Wharf Village and visited all the shops.

Next, we headed to Magic Mountain where they have a waterpark, a theme park with rides, mini golf and an arcade. We had so much fun! We loved the giant swings so much we went twice. We finished the day with a tour of the Magnetic Hill Winery. It was so interesting to learn about their business! We ended this great day sampling charcuterie on their rooftop patio with a beautiful view of the vineyard.

#ExploreNB Street Team at Magnetic Hill Zoo
Greeting visitors at the Magnetic Hill Zoo entrance

Day 4 – Show time in Hub City

#ExploreNB Fan Fest at the Guns N’ Roses concert

What. A. Day! Our whole team set up for the #ExploreNB Fan Fest ahead of the Guns N’ Roses concert at the Croix-Bleue Medavie Stadium. The area had food, artists, live painting, buskers, music, and lots of games for the whole family! Thousands of people attended - it was our biggest event of the summer so far.

Guns N' Roses concert in Moncton
Rocking out at the Guns N’ Roses concert in Moncton

Day 5 – Street Painting in Moncton

It was a perfect day for chalk artists, not a drop of rain! We headed to the International Street Painting Festival and set up close to some vendors. We had some great interactions, including folks we had already met at previous events. We chatted with visitors who had traveled to other parts of the province and had lots of great things to say! The event was great, and it was so awesome to see all the talented artists - from kids to professionals. The theme of the event was History of Rock & Roll and an artist had drawn Slash from Guns N’ Roses, a perfect tribute to the previous night’s concert!

International Street Painting Festival, Moncton
Witnessing art in action at the International Street Painting Festival

Week 9 Highlights

  • Exploring Downtown Fredericton
  • Akadi Lumina’s magical night walk at Pays de la Sagouine
  • The summer students working at Shediac Paddle Shop
  • Magic Mountain
  • Learning about wine history in NB at Magnetic Hill Winery
  • Meeting visitors who are enjoying their travels in NB!
#ExploreNB Street Team in Fredericton

Come Along for the Ride

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Let's #ExploreNB Together

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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