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The Maritimes, also called the Maritime provinces or the Canadian Maritimes, is a region of Eastern Canada consisting of three provinces: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The Maritimes had a population of 1,813,606 in 2016.
The Maritimes, along with a fourth province – Canada's easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador – make up Atlantic Canada.
Located along the Atlantic coast, various aquatic sub-basins are located in the Maritimes, such as the Gulf of Maine and Gulf of St. Lawrence. The region is located northeast of New England, southeast of Quebec's Gaspé Peninsula, and southwest of the island of Newfoundland. All three provinces are entirely south of the southernmost extremity of Western Canada, and are the only provinces of Canada without large and sparsely populated northern regions.
The notion of a Maritime Union has been proposed at various times in Canada's history; the first discussions in 1864 at the Charlottetown Conference contributed to Canadian Confederation which instead formed the larger Dominion of Canada.
New Brunswick is one of the Atlantic Provinces of Canada, and the only constitutionally bilingual province in the country. The provincial capital is Fredericton. Statistics Canada estimates the provincial population in 2008 to be 751,527; a majority are English-speaking, but there is also a large Francophone minority (32%), chiefly of Acadian origin.
The province's name comes from the English and French translation for the city of Braunschweig in Lower Saxony, northern Germany, the ancestral home of the Hanoverian King George III of the United Kingdom.
New Brunswick is a relatively sparsely populated province, with considerable forests forming the main body. The core of the province is virtually uninhabited, with the population very focused in the Western part of the province as well as the Eastern and Southern coastlines.
See in New Brunswick
Fundy National Park. Near the village of Alma, Fundy National Park is 207 square kilometres of fundy coast and inland forest. The park has multiple campgrounds which include wilderness and more comfortable ones. There are over twenty waterfalls in Fundy National Park.
Reversing Falls. A one of a kind adventure where the flow of the Saint John River reverses when the Bay of Fundy is at high tide!
Hopewell Rocks. A group of Flowerpot rocks located in the community of Hopewell Cape.
Visit New Brunswick's national parks:
Kouchibouguac National Park. Located along the shores of the Northumberland Strait, Kouchibouguac National Park is home to much wildlife and glorious beaches. Camping is available in the park. The Kouchibouguac park is probably best known for its sand dunes, and shallow protected tidal pool beaches, which offer very warm swimming.
Roosevelt Campobello International Park. Former U.S president Franklin D. Roosevelts summer retreat from 1921-1936. Located on the southern portion of Campobello island, this was also the island where Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. was born.
Mount Carleton. A remote mountain (highest in maritimes) perfect for wilderness lovers
And see some of the other unusual attractions New Brunswick has to offer:
Old Sow With a diameter of 75 metres or 250 feet, Old Sow is the largest tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere. Old Sow is located off the south-western shore of Deer Island.
Grand Falls and Gorge
World Pond Hockey Championships
Nova Scotia is one of the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. Nova Scotia consists of a very large peninsula (known as the "mainland"), connected to the province of New Brunswick by a narrow strip of land, and includes Cape Breton Island, which is now joined to the mainland by the Canso Causeway.
See in Nova Scotia
Peggys Cove Lighthouse, 35 km SW of Halifax on road 333 is a lighthouse on rounded rocks. The lighthouse is a post office, there is a restaurant and tourist information but otherwise it is just big rocks with a dozen small house and 60 people living there. Outside Peggys Cove on the 333 there are plenty of B&B's and restaurants.
Swissair Memorial, close to Peggys Cove on the 333.
Cape Breton highlands (especially in the Fall)
Citadel Hill, located in downtown Halifax.
The Southern Nova Scotia Biosphere, Tobeatic Wilderness Area, and Kejimikujik National Park in the southern half of the province--the largest protected wilderness area in Atlantic Canada
Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, the largest reconstructed 18th-century French fortified town in North America.