Travel and Leisure has announced their top 50 places to travel for 2020 and the Canadian desination of New Brunswick has made the honorable list.
Outside of Canada most people have likely never heard of New Brunswick but that is set to change as the spotlight will now be on the Canadian province.
New Brunswick’s Acadian population suffered a massive blow in 1755, when more than 14,000 members of North America’s oldest French-speaking community were forcibly expelled from Canada’s Maritime region.
Today, Acadians living in New Brunswick, the only officially bilingual province in Canada — are driving tourism by raising awareness of their history and traditions.
At Origines, a seaside restaurant overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Campbellton-raised chef Benjamin Cormier creates five-course, Acadian-inspired tasting menus that use local ingredients like seaweed and oyster mushrooms.
In Moncton, Black Rabbit is a pop-up turned fine dining restaurant that serves traditional Acadian comfort food like râpure, a casserole made from grated potato, onion, and chicken. Learn to make some of these recipes at the Village Historique Acadien, a living museum comprising more than 40 restored buildings, including a tavern and a school.
Head to the family owned Distillerie Fils du Roy to try an absinthe called Courailleuse that’s made using techniques from the 1850s (don’t leave without also sipping Gin Thuya, which has won gold medal at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition)
At the year-old Cielo Glamping Maritime, travelers sleep in fully insulated geodesic domes, each equipped with a private patio and a wood-fired hot tub. In the warmer months, the property can organize paddle boarding excursions on the bay to forage for oysters.
For more Glamping ideas in Canada, check out our Top Glamping Desinations in Canada.
The official tourism board of New Brunswick highly suggests taking a ‘road trip of a lifetime’ through the beautiful landscapes of the province.
From winding river routes to cultural corridors, beachy byways to tidal trails, your biggest decision will be where to explore next. And when it’s time to refuel, stop for a seafood feast before you head out to see what never-to-be-forgotten vacation memory is just around that next bend.