Government of New Brunswick
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Overview

Located on Canada’s east coast, with an area of 73,440 km² and a population of approximately 729,997 (2006 census), New Brunswick (N.B.) is the only province of Canada officially recognized as bilingual (English and French have equal status).

Topographic relief consists of the Appalachians in the northwest, hills in the south, and almost completely forested rolling terrain in the east and west.

There are many bodies of water, including numerous lakes in the south, and the Saint John River, which crosses the province from the northwest to the south.

The continental climate is moderated by the proximity to the ocean.  July is the hottest month, with average temperatures of 22°C on the coast and 25°C inland.  January is the coldest month, with average temperatures of -7.5°C in the south and -30° to -35°C in the north.

New Brunswick’s population is two thirds Anglophone and one third Francophone, comprising residents of British descent, Acadians, Aboriginal people, and immigrant groups of various origins.

New Brunswick offers a lifestyle that makes it possible to strike a balance between work and leisure.  It has a rich mosaic of traditions and cultures.  Its sports and recreational activities are open to all, year-round.  With its salt-water beaches and shows and festivals throughout the year, New Brunswick always has a new experience to discover, not far from your campus.

New Brunswick is known for its helpful communities.  Residents are warm and friendly, and visitors feel this immediately.

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