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Latest acquisitions for collectionArtNB provide a better representation of Aboriginal artists

The province’s art bank, CollectionArtNB, has enriched its collection with the addition of 18 works of visual art. In the photo, from top left to bottom right, are new acquisitions from professional Aboriginal artists: Belinda Levi, Working Hands; Marie Fox, Monument; Tara Francis, Monarch; Katie Augustine, Strawberry Basket; Tara Francis, Grandmother Moon Turtle Legend, Grandmother Moon Turtle; and Katie Augustine, ...

Rebate for New Brunswickers vacationing in the province

A new initiative is encouraging New Brunswick residents to plan a staycation in the province this summer. The Explore NB Travel Incentive program was created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to stimulate the tourism industry. Front row, from left: Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bruce Fitch; and Carol Alderdice, president and CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New ...

New road and observation deck at Fundy Trail Parkway officially open

Visitors to New Brunswick now have easier access to scenic views of the Fundy coastline with the official opening of a new road to the Fundy Trail Parkway from Sussex and the Walton Glen Gorge Observation Deck, projects that have been underway for more than two decades. From left: Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore; Sussex-Fundy-St. Martins MLA Bruce Northrup; Post-Secondary ...

Improvements to Parlee Beach Road

The provincial government is making improvements to Parlee Beach Road, which is the main access road to Parlee Beach Provincial Park. From left: Shediac Mayor Roger Caissie and Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Bruce Fitch.

Kings Landing offers free history lessons online

Although its open-air museum is closed due to COVID-19, Kings Landing is active in other ways, including by developing packaged lesson plans for parents to do with their children based on submissions from the public. Each includes a history lesson and hands-on activity. Many have printable recipes, songs, and crafts which relate to the lesson’s topic.

Team NB names chef de mission for 2021 Canada Summer Games

Nicole Smith of Fredericton has been named chef de mission for Team New Brunswick for the 2021 Canada Summer Games which take place Aug. 6 to 21 in Niagara, Ont. Smith has been involved in sport in the province for over 20 years.

New board of directors for Fundy Trail Parkway Inc.

Fundy Trail Parkway Inc. has a new board of directors. Eight new board members were recently appointed by Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin. Established in 1990, the Fundy Trail Development Authority Inc. is managed by a board representing various skill sets. With the Fundy Trail Parkway now completed and a connector road under development, the region’s tourism potential ...

Tourism officials promote province in France

Representatives of the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture are currently showcasing the province at the Salon du Tourisme in Lyon, France. This event attracts more than 25,000 visitors every year. In the photo, Marie-Joelle Bergeron from the department talks to potential visitors about the unique experiences New Brunswick has to offer.

New lodge and enhanced services for the winter season at Mount Carleton Provincial Park

A new multi-functional lodge and a fuelling station for snowmobiles will enhance winter activities this season at Mount Carleton Provincial Park. Premier Blaine Higgs; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Minister Robert Gauvin and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Bill Oliver participated in the announcement at the park. From left: Marie-Josée Valcourt, assistant-manager of Mount Carleton Provincial Park; Louis Comeau, park manager; Gauvin; ...

Memorandum of understanding reaffirms commitment to Metepenagiag Heritage Park

The Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture, the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation and the Metepenagiag Heritage Park recently signed a memorandum of understanding to ensure the continued development and promotion of the park’s Indigenous research and interpretive centre. From left: Chief Bill Ward of the Metepenagiag Mi’kmaq Nation; Tourism, Heritage and Culture Miinister Robert Gauvin and Elder Chief Howard Augustine, member ...

Cameron MacMaster named winner of the 2019 Roly McLenahan Canada Games Award

Cameron MacMaster received the 2019 Roly McLenahan Canada Games Award during the annual Sport NB Konica Minolta Awards Banquet on Saturday, Nov. 30 in Fredericton. From left: Jeffrey LeBlanc, sport and recreation branch director at the Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; Cameron MacMaster and Nicole Smith, 2019 Canada Games Chef de Mission.