From St. Stephens in the west to Sussex in the east and along the north shore of the Bay of Fundy, Southwest New Brunswick has wonderful places to explore. At the entrance to the Bay of Fundy, you will find two permanently populated islands, Grand Manan and White Head - places of rare geography. On Grand Manan, long sandy beaches to the east and steep craggy cliffs to the west; on White Head, quartzite cliffs, expansive bogs and miles of sand beaches. You will be welcome in ST STEPHEN "Canada's Chocolate Town." Over the years, Ganong has made candy and chocolate history: The first Valentine's Day heart-shaped chocolate box, the very first chocolate nut bar, and the list goes on. James and Gilbert Ganongs candy-making company built in the late 1800s continues today. ST ANDREWS, "Canada's Oldest Seaside Resort Town" was designated a national historic site in 1998. Untouched by the main currents of the 19th century commerce and trade, the town, as conservationists see it, was spared the dynamic growth that transfigured so many Canadian and American communities. The City of SAINT JOHN is home to another of nature's wonders, its famous Reversing Falls. When the tide rushes in, its strength causes the mighty Saint John River to reverse its direction and flow upstream. To appreciate the Reversing Falls, you should view them at least twice on a given day - near low tide and near high tide.
The Fundy Coast Drive out of Saint John heading east brings you to the town of ST MARTINS, a charming little village on the Bay of Fundy coast. Rising around the village are spectacular red sea cliffs and water worn caves, colourful fishing boats sit in the mud at low tide and then float again as the tide rises. Travelers are just beginning to find this quiet, safe harbour. SUSSEX, at the heart of Kings County, at the junction of the Fundy Coastal Drive and the River Valley Scenic Drive, boasts 17 covered bridges making it the "Covered Bridge Capital" of Atlantic Canada. Get up-close and personal with the countryside. At Newtown visit the "Oldfield Bridge", at Corn Hill stop and smell the roses at the Nursery. "The Covered Bridges Discovery Byway" is worth slowing down for and really enjoying Southern New Brunswick. Many of the properties listed below are members of: