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3 Adventure Destinations in New Brunswick

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Hit these three hot-spots on a multi-day road trip along New Brunswick’s scenic Fundy Coast:

Whale Watch: St. Andrews-by-the-Sea

Fundy Tide Runners—an ethical whale-watching operator—has an eight-metre Zodiac ready to go at the government wharf in St. Andrews. Don a Mustang suit and in just a few minutes you’ll be in prime whale-watching waters. Extreme Fundy tides stir up nutrients to feed the food chain—including minke, finback, humpback and, occasionally, blue whales. Plus, plentiful porpoises entertain between big-whale sightings. fundytiderunners.com

Hike: The Fundy Trail

Not to be confused with the epic, multi-day Fundy Footpath, the Fundy Trail is a lovingly maintained, accessible multi-use path that meanders for 10 kilometres along the Bay of Fundy, near the village of Saint Martins. With 17 designated lookouts, pathways to secluded beaches, a dozen restrooms and an interpretive centre, the trail caters to families looking for an outdoorsy day-trip. fundytrailparkway.com

Camp: Fundy National Park

How long you’ll spend in New Brunswick’s first national park is up to you—but start with at least an overnight. There are three front-country campgrounds, eight backcountry campsites, two rustic cabins, five yurts and one cabin that’s shaped like a teardrop—but the best option might be the 30 oTENTiks. Think of a mix between a cabin and a tent and you’ll have an idea of what these units offer. Just bring sleeping bags, food and something to cook with and Parks Canada will set up the rest. Fundy National Park is a Dark Sky Preserve, another reason to stay at least one night in its woodsy splendour. pc.gc.ca/fundy