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The world’s oldest intact shark fossil, over 409-million years old, was discovered near Atholville, in the heart of the Appalachian Range.

Highest peak in the Maritimes is located at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. It measures in at 820 m. (2,690 ft.).

New Brunswick’s Sir Charles G.D. Roberts was the first Canadian poet to be knighted.

The first French settlement in North America was attempted in 1604 on Saint Croix Island.

New Brunswick is home to the largest ocean tidal whirlpool (off the coast of Deer Island) in the western hemispheres. It’s named the ‘Old Sow’.

The University of New Brunswick is tied with the University of Georgia as being the oldest University in North America.

The oldest “still in use” university building in Canada is the Old Arts Building, located on the Fredericton Campus of the University of New Brunswick.

The University of New Brunswick is the first university in the world to be completely online.

The New Brunswick Museum, Saint John, is Canada’s first museum, established in 1842.

Fredericton’s Willie O’Ree was the first black player in the NHL.

Shediac 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. This monster weighs 90 tons!

Sabian Cymbals, Meductic, is one of the first cymbal-manufacturing companies in North America.

Whether you're looking for family fun, awesome adventure or interesting scenery, Moncton's Magnetic Hill Park is the popular tourist destination in Atlantic Canada. Take a Magnetic Hill Railroad train tour around Magnetic Hill Park and many attractions offered for the whole family. Stop at Wharf Village Shoppes & Restaurants and enjoy the inviting atmosphere of a traditional Atlantic Canadian fishing village with wonderful and unique places for visitors of all ages to stop, shop and eat.

New Brunswick - Provincial Emblems & Symbols

New Brunswick's Flag - A golden lion on a red compartment and an ancient oared galley are the symbols depicted on the New Brunswick flag. Others flown in the province include the Canadian flag, a red maple leaf centered on a white square with red sidebars; the Acadian flag, a French tricolor with a yellow star in the upper part of the blue stripe; and the Union Jack, a combination of a white St. Andrew's cross, a red St. George's cross and a red St. Patrick's cross on a blue background.

Official Bird - New Brunswick's official bird is chickadee, chickadee is also one of New Brunswick's most prevalent birds. The chickadee was officially accepted in 1983 under the recommendations of New Brunswick Federation of Naturalists.

Official Flower - New Brunswick's official flower is purple violet. It was adopted as the province's floral emblem by Order in Councilon December 1, 1936, at the request of the New Brunswick Women's Institute.
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