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Facts on New Brunswick

New Brunswick is one of the original provinces of Canada, and is the only officially bilingual province in Canada.
This eastern seaside province is the largest of the three Canadian Maritime provinces and has eight major cities,
including Fredericton, its capital.

Date New Brunswick Entered Confederation

July 1, 1867

Area of New Brunswick

72,908 sq. km (28,149.9 sq. miles) (Natural Resources Canada, 2001)


The Maritime Plain, a triangular region with its base along the Northumberland Strait, covers about one-third
of the province.
The New Brunswick Highlands region extends from Chaleur Bay southwest and then along the coast of the Bay of Fundy.
Much of the highland region is underlain by hard granitic rocks and has thin, stony soils. The Saint John River
cuts through this region, and its narrow lowlands contain fertile soil.
Northwestern part of the province you'll find the rugged Miramichi Highlands as well as the Chaleur Uplands, a plateau like region with an average elevation of about 305 m (about 1000 ft) and the Notre Dame Mountains.

Capital City of New Brunswick

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Population of New Brunswick

751,171 (Statistics Canada, 2011 Census)

Residents are known as


Aboriginal peoples in New Brunswick

First Nations

Main New Brunswick industries

Manufacturing, forestry, mining, agriculture and fisheries, tourism

Time Zone

Atlantic Time Zone, observes daylight savings time


The north half of New Brunswick has a distinctly continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers.
The south half has a more moderate maritime climate, with milder winters and slightly cooler summers.
Precipitation is fairly evenly distributed throughout the year. Fog is common in the spring and early summer
along the Bay of Fundy coast.

New Brunswick Statutory Holidays (in addition to National Holidays)



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Just some facts - For you information (FYI)

    OLD SOW is the largest tidal whirlpool in the Western Hemisphere. It lies off the shores of Deer Island which is off the southwestern mainland.

    Saint John has the steepest main street in Canada. King Street has an 8 per cent grade

    Sussex is the Covered Bridge Capital of Atlantic Canada with eight of them within a ten-minute drive of Town Hall.

    Saint John has what they call the Reversing Falls. This is a natural phenomena that is triggered by the highest tides in the world that overpower the mighty Saint John River and push it in reverse for a period of time each day.



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