The incredible tourism operators in our province give us our very best moments. They are unsung heroes in so many ways, working tirelessly to draw visitors and drive the economy of our province. I cannot say enough about what a wonderful, supportive and tight-knit group of people they are. Tonight we celebrated them and what they do during the Tourism Industry Association of New Brunswick (tianb) awards gala in Edmundston. Winners were: AMBASSADOR AWARD | PRIX AMBASSADEUR - D
Such a windy but beautiful morning in the gorgeous little town of Caraquet. What a wonderful community to explore before my day of meetings at Le Village Historique Acadien.
#explorenb C'est une belle matinée venteuse dans la magnifique petite ville de Caraquet. Quelle merveilleuse communauté à explorer avant ma journée de rencontres au Village Historique Acadien.
The past week I was part of an important milestone for our province, especially for our Acadian people who share such a strong cultural tie to Louisiana through their common language and historic experience. There is a special relationship there that I didn’t fully understand until my visit this week where I had the honour of signing a cultural agreement with Louisiana’s lieutenant governor Billy Nungesser that will allow better opportunities for sharing cultural and tourism
The beautiful masterpieces by eight international artists were revealed on Saturday and will now make their way to New Brunswick communities as part of the New Brunswick International Sculpture Symposium. I was so happy to get a tour with Saint John MLAs Trevor Holder and Dorothy Shephard by executive director Diane Alexander as work on this phenomenon project wrapped up on the Saint John waterfront on Friday. In 2012, the first symposium in Atlantic Canada under the name Scu
As both MLA and Tourism Minister, I was thrilled to emcee the official opening of the Vaughan Creek covered bridge in St. Martins today. This opening returns the image of two covered bridges and a lighthouse in the same shot - a picture people travel from everywhere to capture because there is no other image like it in the world. St. Martins is a tourist‘s dream, and this new covered bridge is a modern, state-of-the art link helping lead traffic to the beautiful Fundy Trail P
St. Martins was the perfect backdrop for this weekend’s first ever Fundy Sea Shanty Festival. Organizers really chose the right community for this new event. I loved listening to all the traditional sea shanties that sailors sung as a form of story telling those many moons ago. The crowds were amazing, the laughter contagious and the typical sights and favours of this beautiful part of my riding were alive. As minister I was also happy to announce $22,500 in funding for this
So often we hesitate to step forward and ask questions about a culture we don’t fully understand out of fear of offending someone or saying the wrong thing. A new indigenous tourism experience at Elsipogtog First Nation eliminates that. I have a deeper understanding and connection to the cultural teachings and ways of the Mi’kmaq thanks to the incredible tour guides of the Elsipogtog Mi'kmaq Cultural Center with Gift Shop & Tours. You really need to experience this. #Elsipogt
Yesterday was my first visit to the New Brunswick Aviation Museum in Miramichi. I never knew how vast our aviation history is in the province. Excellent work everyone and best of luck as you work toward a new museum. And thank you MLA Michelle Conroy for joining me. #nbaviationmuseum #explorenb
What a wonderful day for tourism in New Brunswick. We are kicking off the summer by officially opening the Fundy Connector! This infrastructure project provides a vital link between major tourism attractions along the beautiful Fundy coastline and will expand tourism opportunities throughout the Fundy Coastal Region. #explorenb https://www2.gnb.ca/.../news/news_release.2022.06.0333.html
It doesn’t matter how many times I experience Kings Landing, I love it more and more every time. I stopped in to see hundreds of students enjoying their end-of-year fields trips there and also had a chance to meet board members and see an exciting new project that will enhance their summertime visiting cousins program for young people. #kingslanding #explorenb
I always enjoy visiting the quaint village of Neguac. The people are so welcoming. On Thursday I stopped by the local K-12 school, Centre scolaire communautaire La Fontaine, to visit the community theatre with busy volunteer Juliette Barrette (chairperson of the Société culturelle Nigwouek), principal Hermenegilde Patrice and Réjean Savoie, PC candidate in Monday’s byelection for Miramichi Bay-Neguac. I also got a tour of the beautiful tipi created on-site through partnership
Fish New Brunswick Days are this coming weekend, June 4-5. This is one of two weekends a year where anyone can fish without a licence or a guide. It’s a fun way to get outside and explore our province while enjoying recreational fishing with friends and family! #ExploreNB
To say I was excited to welcome the first cruise ship visitors after two long years of COVID is an understatement. Port Saint John does such an incredible job working with its partners to ensure a passenger’s brief stay in the province is memorable. I was so happy to meet the captain, crew and guests of the Regent Seven Seas Navigator. Cruise ships are key to a successful tourism industry in our beautiful province. More than 70 ships are expected in the coming months…welcome!
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The #ExploreNB van is packing up and heading to Sussex this weekend for Saturday evening's Annual Christmas Parade! With the the cancellations of the SJ and Moncton parades, it is the perfect time for New Brunswickers to visit Sussex, do some shopping at local businesses, and enjoy the lights & festivities to get into the holiday spirit! It will be the biggest parade the town has seen in recent years. The parade begins at 6:30 pm. The Parade will leave from Perry Street and w