Looking for low cost of living in Canada? Then come to the province of New Brunswick. One of Canada’s 4 Maritime provinces on the East Coast facing the Atlantic ocean. It is one of Canada’s smallest provinces with a lot of natural beauty, and a European like culture. It is a great place to raise a family and live a quiet life. We hope you enjoy the facts below about New Brunswick.
1. New Brunswick is one of the “first 4” provinces to join the Canadian confederation along with Nova Scotia, Quebec, and Ontario on July 1, 1867.
2. The capital city of this beautiful province is Fredericton and the largest city is Moncton.
3. The province has an estimated population of 781,000 people.
4. New Brunswick has 2 official languages; English and French. It is the only bilingual province in Canada.
5. The economic output of the province is roughly $36 billion dollars Canadian.
6. The reason the province decided to join the Canadian confederation is because they feared an American invasion. America was very aggressive in trying to expand and take territory during those times.
7. Jacques Cartier is credited as the founder of New Brunswick when he arrived in 1534. He was a French Explorer.
8. Some of the best attractions in the province are:
- Whale Watching – St. Andrews-by-the-Sea
- The Fundy Trail Parkway
- Kingsbrae Garden
- Bay of Fundy and Fundy National Park
- Reversing Falls
- Fredericton’s Garrison District
- Hopewell Rocks
- Roosevelt Campobello International Park
9. The official flower of New Brunswick is the purple violet, adopted in 1936.
10. The province has historical connections with Germany as well as England. The name Brunswick belonged to the Duchy of Brunswick in Germany. While the capital city is named after King George III of England’s brother Prince Frederick.
11. The black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus) is the official bird of the province since 1983.
12. Hope restored is the official motto of New Brunswick.
13. In terms of climate; the province enjoys both warm and cold seasons. It gets lots of snow in the winter.
14. The flag was designed by Robert Pichette and Alan B. Beddoe.
15. The Hartland Covered Bridge is the world’s longest covered bridge.