New Brunswick (& PEI) - 3rd Edition
The province of New Brunswick is known for its sweeping forests, rolling mountains, beautiful maritime coastline and a unique culture that blends centuries of French and English tradition. From the historic cities of Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John to the undisturbed coastal wilderness of Fundy National Park and the pristine lakes of Mount Carleton Provincial Park, New Brunswick is a land of diverse opportunity for explorers of all kind.
Backpackers can challenge themselves on one of many long-distance hiking trails, including the Trans Canada and New Brunswick Trails, while hunters can explore the endless forested wilderness that creates a vibrant habitat for numerous species of game. New Brunswick’s coast offers spectacular rock formations shaped by the world’s highest tides, while centuries-old lighthouses present irresistible photo opportunities.
Located a short ferry ride or drive away, Prince Edward Island offers stunning beaches, undeniable rural charm and one of the most exciting sport fisheries in Canada.
The 3rd edition of our New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Mapbook features extensive updates and upgrades from our last publication. Most notably, we have added 11 brand-new maps, expanding our coverage to include all of Prince Edward Island, as well as increasing our detail of New Brunswick’s Crown land. All of our writing has been expanded and updated, including new trails, paddling routes and fishing hotspots. We have also included stocked fishing charts as well as trail charts for the province’s major trail networks. We have refined thousands of Points of Interests to help you choose the adventure that is just right for you.
In your durable, heavy-duty, spiral-bound New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find 66 detailed topographic maps spanning both provinces, including 11 brand new maps. These maps contain labelled recreation sites, amenities, attractions, highways, backroads, multi-use trails and much more, making this your ultimate cartographic resource for the area. Our easy-to-use maps are unparalleled in sophistication and user-friendliness, making them the go-to choice for everyone from armchair explorers to search-and-rescue teams.Index
New to this edition, we have divided the index into Map and Adventure sections to make it easier to use than ever. You will find page numbers and map coordinates for each activity and location, plus important numbers, distance charts and an advertiser list for easy referencing.
New Brunswick has no shortage of man-made and natural attractions that are easily accessible via the province’s well-maintained road system. The Bay of Fundy’s phenomenal tides, the Grand Falls Gorge and the scores of lighthouses scattered throughout the province are just some of New Brunswick’s easy-to-access jewels. Just across the Northumberland Strait, Prince Edward Island has plenty of pristine beaches, museums and other attractions to explore as well. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find over 120 detailed listings of the most interesting places to stop while travelling through the area.Fishing Adventures
From its world-renowned Atlantic salmon fishery, including on the mighty Miramichi River, to the vast assortment of hidden streams and lakes that can be found throughout the province, New Brunswick is a sportfisher’s paradise. Similarly, Prince Edward Island is a hidden gem for anglers, featuring some of the best brook trout fishing in North America. Your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook contains detailed descriptions of over 350 of the best places to drop a line, including access, local species and stocking information.Hunting Adventures
New Brunswick hunters enjoy pursuing a variety of big and small game, including moose, deer coyote, wild turkey and waterfowl. The province is also famous for black bear hunting and consistently produces trophy bears. Prince Edward Island, though devoid of large mammals, offers excellent opportunities for hunting waterfowl and smaller game. The hunting section of your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook contains detailed information on each species found in the area, including tips for the best hunting techniques, as well as detailed information on over 30 of the area’s Wildlife Management Units.Paddling Adventures
Known in particular for its spectacular coastal padding, New Brunswick is a prime ocean kayaking destination. On the province’s southeastern shore, the Bay of Fundy is known for the world’s highest tides, and is a must-paddle area for any kayaker. An extensive river network that stretches into the province’s interior offers plenty of whitewater and long-distance paddling opportunities as well. Your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook offers close to 100 detailed descriptions for paddling routes in the area, including access, difficulty, camping spots, highlights and more.Park Adventures
With a diverse network of provincial, national and international parks, New Brunswick’s park system offers visitors the chance to hike the highest peak in the Maritimes, pitch a tent on the stunning ocean coast or even visit the Roosevelt family’s summer vacation home on Campobello Island. Across the Northumberland Strait, Prince Edward Island’s parks offer pristine beaches, sweeping ocean views and an abundance of wildlife. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find almost 100 detailed listings for the area’s many parks including information on activities, amenities, camping, access, fees and more.
New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island offer a wealth of trail options, including a variety of spectacular long distance trails. In southern New Brunswick, the Fundy Footpath runs through some of the largest intact coastal wilderness anywhere on the east coast of North America. On Prince Edward Island, the Confederation Trail spans the entire length of the Island from its eastern to its western tip. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find close to 300 detailed trail listings, complete with access, difficulty, elevation gain and highlights.
New Brunswick contains close to 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of designated ATV trails maintained by a number of dedicated ATV clubs. This extensive trail system is complimented by an even lengthier collection of bush roads and logging trails. On Prince Edward Island, ATVing is a rapidly growing activity with a constantly expanding trail system. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find over 70 listings of the best places to ride your ATV in the area.
With abundant winter snowfall and over 8,000 km (4,970 mi) of managed snowmobile trails, New Brunswick is a snowmobiling hotspot. Nearby, Prince Edward Island features over 650 km (400 mi) of groomed snowmobile trails, with many of them following old rail lines. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find dozens of listings for the best places to snowmobile.
New Brunswick contains vast stretches of healthy forest habitat which supports many species of wildlife, large and small. Along the coast, whales, porpoises and seals are common, as are a variety of shorebirds and seabirds. Prince Edward Island is a hotspot for waterfowl, with plenty of marine wildlife viewing available as well. In your New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find details on over 60 of the best places to view the area’s wild residents.
With its gorgeous landscape and plenty of winter snowfall, New Brunswick is a great place to snowshoe, cross-country ski, downhill ski, snowboard and winter camp, and nearby Prince Edward Island offers many of the same opportunities for winter recreation. In the newest edition of our New Brunswick/Prince Edward Island Backroad Mapbook you will find almost 50 detailed listings of the best places to get out and enjoy this area’s great outdoors in wintertime.