Winter is here, and we know you are looking for ways to get outside and enjoy some family time. Tobogganing, tubing or sliding in New Brunswick is so much fun. New Brunswick gets slammed with the most snow in the Maritimes each year, making this list the perfect resource for your family to get out and enjoy some fun and fresh air.
New Brunswick Family Day Trips & Destinations
Are you looking for family day trip ideas in New Brunswick? Well, we have a a list for you!
When it comes to family travel, I truly believe in exploring where we are from. Two summers ago we started a series called #StopToSeeNB, hoping to encourage more people to explore and visit our picturesque and heritage rich province. In 2020, with the province in a state of emergency and our borders closed, we put together this resource to help you plan some day trips and weekend destinations in New Brunswick. This list will be updated and grow as we visit more places.
UPDATED IN SPRING 2021
Our travels will remain a little different this summer, with some destinations not opening or having limited services.
PLEASE check with each destination before heading out to ensure they are open and what precautions or limitations to service they have in place at this time. You may be required to wear masks, there may be closed areas or limited services.
Our Winter 2020 bucket list contains activities to do, experiences to enjoy and destinations to visit in New Brunswick with our children. We will be sharing our family ideas for things to do with a 7-year-old and a 16-year-old. Of course, many activities can be enjoyed by other ages as well, we are just sharing what we are doing and experiencing.
Winter Festivals In New Brunswick
We are keeping our goal for Winter Festivals this year to 2, only because the weather and road conditions may limit the travel we can do. We compiled a long list with details as we were researching our plans, so we are sharing here for your enjoyment and planning. We also shared our Winter Family Bucket List to help share more ideas for winter, family-friendly activities in New Brunswick.
On a recent weekend trip to Sackville, New Brunswick, we checked out The Boultenhouse Heritage Centre. It is one of Sackville’s oldest surviving homes, containing a museum to showcase the areas rich history. We took a guided tour and learned about shipbuilding in the late 18th century, early Victorian life through artifacts displayed in the parlor, more about domestic life and then the growth in other industries & manufacturing that happened in the region.
Inside: Our visit to the Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton, New Brunswick. Sharing photos from our visit as a family and my experience at Breakfast with the Tigers.
One of our family favourites for many years is right here in Moncton. The Magnetic Hill Zoo.
This summer they introduced a new program called Breakfast With The Tigers, which I will tell you all about below. I received a complimentary experience from the Magnetic Hill Zoo in exchange for sharing our experience with you. All wording, photographs, and experiences are our own.