Government of New Brunswick
 
rss

Latest

New tourism growth strategy focuses upon innovation and partnerships

Increasing visitor spending to $2 billion by 2025 is a key objective of the New Brunswick tourism growth strategy. Premier Brian Gallant launched the first new comprehensive tourism strategy since the 1990s today in Saint John. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Gallant; Victoria Clarke, executive director of Discover Saint John; and ...

More students to visit legislature through Canada 150 initiative

A new Canada 150 initiative to support citizenship education will encourage class visits to Fredericton, where students can tour the legislature and, when possible, observe the house in session. Photo shows a Grade 5 class from École L’Envolée in Shippagan with Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Brian Kenny, back, along with teachers and chaperones.

Funding committed for new provincial museum

The government is committing $50 million toward construction of a new provincial museum in uptown Saint John. From left: Saint John Mayor Don Darling; Shannon Merrifield, chair of the museum’s board of directors; Premier Brian Gallant; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; and Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long.

Reconstructed Doak House barn officially opened

An official opening was held today for the reconstructed Doak House barn. From left: Karen Howe, Des-Tek Inc. architectural firm; Doaktown Mayor Bev Gaston; Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Fraser; Valerie O'Donnell, manager of Doak House; Delmer White, Atlantic Salmon Museum; and Donald Colford, acting as the original property owner Robert Doak.

Signage pilot project launched

The provincial government officially launched a pilot project today that will give food, fuel and accommodations businesses in southwestern New Brunswick the opportunity to participate in a logo sign program along a section of Route 1 in Charlotte County. From left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet; and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill ...

Public libraries offering free admission passes to Beaverbrook Art Gallery in October

Members of the public may visit any of the province’s 62 public libraries in October and use their library card to sign out one free admission pass to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton. From left: Labour, Employment and Population Growth Minister Gilles LePage; Beaverbrook Art Gallery interim director and CEO Bernard Riordon; and regional director of the York Library ...

Parks and attractions to extend their season

Some of the province’s provincial parks and attractions are extending their season into the October long weekend. Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames made the announcement with Mactaquac Provincial Park staff.

Investment in botanical garden improvements

The provincial government is investing almost $650,000 in the New Brunswick Botanical Garden as part of an increased focus on the tourism sector. From left: André Leclerc and Jean Aucoin of the botanical garden; Edmundston Mayor Cyrille Simard; Premier Brian Gallant; and Economic Development Minister Francine Landry.

Funding announced for Ministers Island

The provincial and federal governments are investing $1.47 million this year in a new vision to develop Ministers Island into a world-class tourist destination. Participating in the funding announcement were Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames and New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig.

Brooklyn Douthwright leads Team New Brunswick at the closing ceremony

The Canada Summer Games are now officially over and Team New Brunswick returns home with a record 24 medals during the two weeks of competitions that took place in Winnipeg. Quadruple medalist Brooklyn Douthwright served as Sunday’s flag bearer, leading Team New Brunswick into Investors Group Field at the University of Manitoba, site of the closing ceremony. Douthwright won a ...

Investment in McAdam Railway Station

An investment of nearly $400,000 is being made in the historic McAdam Railway Station. First row, from left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Betty Lou Christie, member of the McAdam Historical restoration Commission; Elsie Carroll, commission president; New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig and Gail Swan, member of the commission. Back row, from left: Dorothy LaKing, member of ...

New Brunswick wins three medals at Canada Games

Team New Brunswick won three medals today at the Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg. Laura Dickinson, 18, of Miramichi, mined silver in the 3000 metre steeplechase while Liam Turgeon, of Tide Head, claimed bronze in the shot put and Christel Robichaud, of Moncton, won bronze in the female para discus. From left: Robichaud; Dickinson; Turgeon; and chef de mission Nicole ...

Dickinson named Canada Games flag-bearer

Miramichi’s Laura Dickinson will be Team New Brunswick’s flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg on Friday, July 28, at 7 p.m. CDT (9 p.m. ADT). From left: Team New Brunswick chef de mission Nicole Smith; Dickinson; and Niibin, the 2017 Canada Summer Games mascot.

Team New Brunswick prepares for Canada Games

Premier Brian Gallant expressed his best wishes to some members of Team New Brunswick who will be participating at the 2017 Canada Summer Games.

New tourism vision announced for Ministers Island

A return to the elegance of the past and the addition of modern amenities are part of a new vision to develop Ministers Island into a world-class tourist destination. From left: Brian Usher, board chair, Van Horne Estate on Ministers Island Inc.; Ron Kelly Spurles (acting as Sir William Cornelius Van Horne); New Brunswick Southwest MP Karen Ludwig; and Tourism, ...

Students complete tiles for national mosaic project

The final tiles for New Brunswick’s contribution to a national mosaic project were painted over the weekend by 23 students participating in the provincial heritage fair showcase. The event took place at the Albert County Museum and R.B. Bennett Interpretive Centre in Hopewell Cape.

Investment in Miscou Island lighthouse

The provincial government is investing $250,000 in upgrades to the iconic lighthouse on Miscou Island as part of an increased focus on the tourism sector. From left: Lamèque Mayor Jules Haché; Line Ward, president of Développement touristique de l'île de Miscou; Shippagan-Lamèque-Miscou MLA Wilfred Roussel; and Neil Vibert, a member of Développement touristique de l'île de Miscou.

Kings Landing set to kick off 43rd season

Kings Landing will kick off its 43rd season on Saturday, June 10. This year, the historic village is introducing revamped programming as part of its ongoing experience renewal.

Upgrades to Miramichi historic site

One of New Brunswick’s lesser known but nationally significant historic sites is getting a makeover with support from the provincial government. Miramichi Heritage Inc. will receive $75,000 to go toward a $108,000 renovation project at the Marine (Seamen’s) Hospital. From left: Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; Judy Vautour, secretary of Miramichi Heritage; Christel Pond, president of Miramichi Heritage; ...

Tall ships to visit Miramichi

Five tall ships will sail into Miramichi July 7-10 as one of several Canada 150 celebrations taking place across the province. From left: councillor Tony Walsh; deputy mayor Brian King; councillor Tara Ross-Robinson; Derek Burchill, chair of Miramichi’s tall ships committee; Seniors and Long-Term Care Minister Lisa Harris; and councillor Shelley Williams.

Tall ships to visit Caraquet

Three tall ships will sail into Caraquet June 30 to July 2 as one of several Canada 150 celebrations taking place across the province. From left: Jocelyne Thériault, constituency assistant for Acadie-Bathurst MP Serge Cormier; Daniel Landry, economic development officer, Town of Caraquet; Caraquet Deputy Mayor Yves Roy; Daniel Landry, executive director, Port of Caraquet; and Caraquet MLA Hédard Albert.

Multimedia show to be projected upon legislative assembly as Canada 150 event

New Brunswick’s history will be on display through a high-tech presentation that will be projected upon the legislature assembly building this summer. From left: deputy premier Stephen Horsman; Mirelle Cyr, co-chair of Dialogue NB; Natacha Connelly Bosse, board member of Dialogue NB; Fredericton MP Matt DeCourcey; and Fredericton Mayor Mike O’Brien.

Tall ships to visit Saint John

Ten tall ships will sail into Saint John Aug. 18-20 as one of several Canada 150 celebrations taking place across the province. From left: Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames; Victoria Clarke, executive director of Discover Saint John; Energy and Resource Development Minister Rick Doucet; Ronald Ryan, chairman of Saint John Festival of Sail; ...

Figurehead from historical ship returns home in time for Canada 150

A key piece of St. Martins’ shipbuilding history has been restored and returned home from England in time for Canada 150 celebrations. Standing nearly eight feet tall, the restored figurehead from the ship The Prince Victor, which was built in St. Martins 147 years ago, was unveiled at the Quaco Museum. The figurehead is the centerpiece of a tribute exhibit ...

New Brunswickers encouraged to take “staycations” this summer

Getting away is closer than you think, according to a new provincial tourism “staycation” campaign. Participating in today’s launch of the campaign were Finance Minister Cathy Rogers and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister John Ames.