The competing sounds of French and English ring in your ears as you sip a craft beer at the Atlantic Beer Festival in Moncton, New Brunswick. Multiple cultures intertwined through history show though in modern New Brunswick, not just the mix of languages, but the mingling of aboriginal cultures is evident.
New Brunswick is a land of cycles. The seasons, with their heavy snows, rain, sun and striking autumn dominate the landscape. The daily tides also leave their mark, being some of the highest in the world at over 16 meters (52 feet) in the Bay of Fundy.
Read on to get a sense of the landscape and unique festivals this maritime province has to offer those who get off the beaten path.