New Brunswick boasts the highest tides in the world and the warmest salt water north of Virginia, making the best time to visit from July through October, especially for families and beach-goers. Although the summer offers warm temperatures and countless festivals, the winter, with cold weather and falling snow, is the ideal time for a ski vacation. The shoulder seasons offer either fall colors or spring flowers, and attract visitors with more flexibility to travel such as seniors and couples.
high season: July to AugustAlthough December through March is recognized as a low season, New Brunswick attracts visitors for skiing, snowmobile riding, and other winter activities during this time.
high season: July to August
low season: November to April
shoulder season: May to June, September to October
Weather InformationNew Brunswick's weather ranges from sunny, warm summers to snowy, cold winters. The fall offers a display of color in the changing of the leaves, as well as cooler temperatures. Spring can be damp and muggy, with fog along the coast in May and June. Rain is common throughout the year.
Crowd InformationNew Brunswick celebrates culture and music with many different annual festivals that bring crowds from all over the world. These events include the Festival Jazz et Blues d'Edmunston in June, Canada's Irish festival on the Miramichi in July, and Festival by the Sea in August.
Closure InformationClosures depend on the individual shop, hotel, or tour operator. In general, things remain open most of the time.
When to SaveThe most affordable time to go is during the spring and fall shoulder seasons. Summer is the most expensive time, while winter can cost more in the ski areas.
When to BookBook in advance for travel during July and August to ensure availability. Booking is less of an issue during the off seasons.
Information provided by the New Brunswick Department of Tourism and Parks