New Brunswick has the warmest saltwater beaches in Canada and over 2,250 km of coast line, making it the perfect family beach destination. The coast is lined with over 60 lighthouses, and a unique inland lighthouse system keeps river traffic safe. Visit the Bay of Fundy to witness the highest tides on earth and some of the most accessible viewing areas for marine life in the world.
Day 1: Bedford to Moncton (275 km)
Pick up your RV at Fraserway RV in Bedford in the morning and travel north on the Veteran’s Memorial Highway (Highway 102), until just north of Truro, where you will merge onto the Trans-Canada Highway (Highway 104).
Visit the historic battleground with remnants of an 18th-century Fort Beauséjour — Fort Cumberland. Located on the border between New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, the fort depicts the 18th century conflicts between France and Britain, and the later struggle between the American and Britain empires.
- Veteran’s Memorial Highway
- Fort Beauséjour — Fort Cumberland
Day 2: Moncton to Alma (100 km)
Depart your campsite in the morning and travel towards Hopewell Rocks via Highway 114. The best way to experience Hopewell Rocks is a beach walk along the ocean’s floor among the flowerpot-like formations. Visitors may safely explore the beach for 3 hours before low tide and until 3 hours after low tide.
From here continue via Highway 114 and 915 to Mary’s Point. This is a prime habitat of the Sandpiper, a small, arctic-nesting shorebird. Up to 85% of the world’s population of this species stop over in the area during their yearly migration in July-August to ‘re-fuel’ before making their way to South America to spend the winter. Further south on Highway 915 you will find the 150 year old Cape Enrage Lighthouse. Cape Enrage is so named for the turbulent waters that pass over the reef here.
- Hopewell Rocks
- Mary's Point
- Cape Enrage
Day 3: Alma to St. Martins (100 km)
Depart Alma in the morning and travel west on Highway 114 towards the town of Waterford. From here travel south towards the newly constructed Fundy Trail Connector (Little Salmon River Road) to reach the east entrance of the Fundy Parkway. The Fundy Trail is a 2,559 hectare park featuring a 30 km Parkway hugging the southern coast of New Brunswick.
- Fox Rock
- Flowerpot Rock
- Longbeach Lookout
Day 4: St. Martins to St. Andrews (160 km)
Depart St. Martins in the morning and travel westbound towards New River Beach Provincial Park. The beaches and coastal trails at New River Beach abound with spectacular evidence of the natural formation of the bay’s high tides. Wade in the tidal pools, search for crabs, periwinkles, whelks and starfish. Roughly 60 km further west the St. George Falls are worth a visit. Explore the gorge, watch for osprey overhead, or observe Atlantic salmon manoeuvering the fish ladder.
Your destination for today is the historic town of St. Andrews. Founded by United Empire Loyalists fleeing the American Revolution, many of the Town’s buildings still reflect that history – as you will see during a casual stroll along Water Street.
- New River Beach Provincial Park
- St. George Falls
- Downtown St. Andrews
Day 5: St. Andrews to Fredericton (130 km)
Depart St. Andrews in the morning and travel northbound towards Fredericton via Highway 127 and Highway 3. Follow the southern shoreline of the Saint John River, eastern Canada's longest river towards Fredericton.
Arrive in Fredericton in the early afternoon. New Brunswick’s capital city is steeped in history and provides countless activities to choose from. Spend the afternoon downtown, or travel 35 km west to King's Landing, where a world where history comes to life. This open-air museum offers over 40 exhibits, horseback riding, hands-on workshops, dining, shopping, as well as a 19th century village full of costumed characters, farm animals and their incredible stories.
- Saint John River
- Downtown Fredericton
- King's Landing
Day 6: Fredericton to Caraquet (325 km)
Depart Fredericton via the northbound Highway 148 for about 25 km. Leave the highway near the settlement of Durham Bridge to enter the Miramichi River Route (Highway 8), one of New Brunswick’s most scenic drives. It is in this mighty free-flowing river where you will find the largest salmon run in north-eastern North America.
- Miramichi River Route
- Priceville suspension footbridge
Day 7: Caraquet to Kouchibouguac National Park (175 km)
The Acadian Coastal Drive (Highway 11) is another of New Brunswick’s most scenic drives. Follow the shoreline of the Gulf of St. Lawrence as you make your way south. A tour of MacDonald Farm, in the company of costumed guides, will take you back to the 1820s when the family of Scottish settler, Alexander MacDonald, helped to develop the area.
Further south Kouchibouguac National Park features various diverse natural habitats including forest, marshes, bogs, dunes, estuaries, and rivers. Discover for yourself why the park’s slogan is “difficult to pronounce, impossible to forget”.
- Gulf of St. Lawrence
- MacDonald Farm
- Kouchibouguac National Park
Day 8: Kouchibouguac National Park to Truro (250 km)
Continue your trip south along the Acadian coast towards Truro. A stop at La Dune de Bouctouche can’t be missed. The fine sand dune extends 12 km into Bouctouche Bay and was created by the constant movement of sand due to the wind, tides, and ocean currents since the last ice age.
- La Dune De Bouctouche
- Historic Truro
- Victoria Park
Day 9: Truro to Halifax(100 km)
Depart Truro in the morning and return your RV to Fraserway RV in Bedford by 11:30 am.