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