About New Brunswick
New Brunswick is Canada's only officially bilingual province (English and French) and is located between the provinces of Nova Scotia and Quebec. L'Arche Saint John is located here in the province's most populous city.
Following are a few more interesting facts about New Brunswick:
- The first French settlement in North America was attempted in 1604 on New Brunswick's Saint Croix Island.
- Grand Manan Island in the Fundy Isles is one of the top birding spots in North America.
- The ‘’Longest Covered Bridge in the World’’ is located in Hartland, New Brunswick - 390 m (1,282 ft.) long.
- The largest ocean tidal whirlpool in the western hemisphere is located off the coast of New Brunswick's Deer Island.
- The University of New Brunswick is tied with the University of Georgia as being the oldest University in North America.
- Shediac, New Brunswick, is home to the World’s Largest Lobster. This statue is 10.5 m (34 ft.) long and is 4.5 m (15 ft.) high and weighs 90 tons!
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