New Brunswick borders Quebec, Nova Scotia and the United States; it is linked by bridge to Prince Edward Island. In this location, our province serves as a valuable retail and transportation hub – a gateway from central Canada and the United States to the rest of Atlantic Canada and Europe. And from here, it is easy to travel to many major North American cities, including Toronto, Montreal, Boston, and New York.
Travelling within Canada
Canada is divided into 10 provinces and three territories. It is a very large country and it takes about seven hours to fly from the east coast to west coast. You can travel freely between provinces and territories by road or by air, and you will not be asked for identification at provincial borders.
Road maps are available at most news stands and gas stations, and at visitor information centres. You can also find useful road maps online.
Driving in New Brunswick
The most common way to travel between and within New Brunswick’s communities is by car. You may use your International Driver’s Licence or foreign licence for up to six months, but then you will need a valid New Brunswick Driver’s Licence
Driving schools are easy to find in your local telephone directory and a driving school course is recommended to learn our rules of the road, and specific skills for driving in winter. Breaking the driving rules could cause you to lose your licence.
New Brunswick has strict seat belt and child car seat laws to keep our drivers and passengers safe. For full information about driving laws and rules, refer to, New Brunswick Driver’s Handbook.
If you need a vehicle for a short time or a specific trip only, consider renting a vehicle. Vehicle rental agencies will be listed in your local telephone directory.
Getting around your community
Often the best way to explore your new community is by walking or biking. This is a healthy way to get around and allows you the time to say hello to your neighbours and meet new friends.
If you are going a little farther, several major centres in the province (including the Fredericton, Saint John, and Moncton and Dieppe areas) offer public transportation by bus at a small, per trip cost.
You can also travel by taxi, which charge by distance. Customers usually tip 10 to 15 per cent on top of the price. Taxi and limousine companies will be listed in your local telephone directory.
You can travel out of New Brunswick and between some major cities by air.
And you can get to almost all communities within our province by bus service.
Some communities are also accessible by rail or by ferry.