This area is most famous for the legendary St. John River, the world’s highest tides of the Bay of Fundy, it’s many historical and cultural sites, and the abundance of covered bridges found along the scenic drive.
Accommodations are plentiful and range from resorts, hotels & motels, cottages & chalets to intimate bed & breakfasts. There are also plentiful private and provincial campgrounds that can accommodate both tenting and RVs.
Major attractions include the New Brunswick Botanical Garden, Antique Car Museum and Miniature Railroad Interpretation Center at Edmundston; the magnificent Grand Falls Gorge & Musuem at Grand Falls, the New Brunswick Potato Museum at Florenceville-Bristol; the world’s longest covered bridge at Hartland; New Brunswick’s first town – Woodstock; the Historic District in the city of Fredericton; the New Brunswick Military Museum at Oromocto and the Atlantic Balloon Festival at Sussex, the covered bridge capital of New Brunswick.
Saint John is the home port of the vehicle ferry service to Nova Scotia.
The River Valley Scenic Drive stretches from the northern border at Quebec to Edmundston; then southward, running parallel with the US state of Maine to the shores of the majestic Bay of Fundy.