Get a taste of a unique French culture in EDMUNDSTON the capital of the historic region of Madawaska! Settled by French Canadians and Acadians after the deportation of 1755, time and history divided this area into New Brunswick, Quebec and Maine, yet the spirit of the Republic still remains! Take a guided heritage walking tour along the border with the United States, past the international bridge, and along to the historic house of the "friendliest bootlegger in Eastern Canada". Sample the unique traditional dish of ployes, a Republic type of buckwheat pancake. Tour the New Brunswick Botanical Gardens, it is both a haven of peace and relaxation and a centre for the study of nature in all its beauty and colors. Over 80,000 plants are presented and they flourish to the harmonious sounds of Bach, Mozart and Vivaldi. South along the River Valley Scenic Drive, the town of GRAND FALLS/ SAULT is a well-known recreation and tourism pole of the Upper Saint John River Valley. It is a charming town, where people are welcoming and good-humoured in a way sure to enchant you every time. Explore the quaint stores of Broadway Boulevard, a route, developed by the military in 1840, now hailed as the widest street east of Winnipeg, spanning 44 metres (144 feet)! The community is best known for the wild beauty of its famous Falls and Gorge. The spectacular waterfall drops from a height of 23 meters (75 feet) from the river into an awe-inspiring vista of a mile-long, rock-sided gorge. The explosion of water at the Gorge must be experienced to truly appreciate this unbelievable transformation of the gentle flow of the St. John River.
Mount Carleton, the highest mountain in the Maritime Provinces, is located northeast of Grand Falls. The park is in the northern extension of the Appalachian Mountains, in an accessible wilderness along good paved roads but with no nearby towns or villages. This accessible isolation is a large part of its appeal. For the adventurer it offers endless opportunities to explore mountain trails, lakes and river systems. For the wildlife enthusiast you can count on seeing an array of wildlife including, deer, moose, bear and coyotes. Many of the properties listed below are members of: