The capital of New Brunswick, Fredericton, is in the centre of the province and, sits nestled alongside a bend in the St John river. It is a charming, quiet leafy town, and worth a visit for a few hours.
Red brick buildings opposite the museum, Botinicals Gallery is stocked with local crafts and art made by 11 New Brunswick artists, perfect for present shopping. Unfortunately it appears that the shop has now closed (updated November 2021)
The Lighthouse on the Green on the banks of the St John river is a popular place in the summer serving light meals and snacks, with great views of the city from the top deck (admission CAD2).
Fuss Free Flavours visited Canada with The Canadian Tourism Commission & Tourism New Brunswick. For more stories of Canada see my tour of Peggy’s Cove.