Exploring the edge of the world.
Oh just the edge of Canada.
A few months ago my boyfriend and I took at trip out to New Brunswick to visit his grandma (boyfriend cuteness points up) and we found ourselves in one of the least talked about areas of the world.
At least that’s what I think.
Being a Canadian talking to people from around the world I often tell them I’m from Edmonton. They look at me with blank faces. “It’s by Vancouver,” I say.
“Ooohhh.” They reply.
I smile and nod and want to tell them it’s about a 12 hour drive away from Vancouver but hey, if you live in Canada you are either by Vancouver or Toronto, the rest is just landmass.
So I’ll forgive you for not knowing where New Brunswick is or what it’s all about because honestly, there isn’t much to do there.
But that’s also why it is such an incredibly beautiful place.
I think the reason why no one talks about New Brunswick is because it is so calm and untouched. Like a little Canadian getaway from the big cities, light pollution and noise. If you’re an outdoorsy person or like the cabin style life then New Brunswick is for you.
We travelled to Moncton, Fredericton and St. John (and technically PEI but that’s another endeavour) and it was like travelling through forest the entire time. Fredericton was my favourite because of the old buildings there, like going through an 1800’s time warp. Then there was the Hopewell Rocks that my loving boyfriend drove hours for me to see because he remembered them from when he was little. They’re located about a 30 (40?) minute drive from a town called Moncton and since it’s such a small tourist spot you really have the rocks all to yourselves.
Another great thing about New Brunswick is that it’s easy to get around if you have a car and GPS. The food is also very cheap especially if you go to their grocery stores. Hands down the cleanest and most stocked up grocery stores I’ve ever been to.
I recommended seeing Fredericton, St. John which really surprised me, it was like where a eerie book would be set, and then driving out to Moncton to see the Hopewell Rocks. If you love road trips than New Brunswick is for you!
I think New Brunswick is so beautiful and gorgeous and I hope you do to! Let me know if you would ever travel here in the comments!