Our Canada 150 series is still going strong! This week's highlighted province/territory is New Brunswick. Read on to learn more about the history of this maritime province, what makes it unique and how New Brunswick is celebrating Canada 150.
Originally inhabited for hundreds of years by indigenous people groups, the land of New Brunswick has always been treasured. Unfortunately, when European explorers arrived, these indigenous groups were pushed off the land and forced to retreat, some into extinction and others into fringe communities. As Canada has grown more culturally conscious, many efforts have been made to preserve what is left of these indigenous communities and histories.
New Brunswick was named by King George III. Britannica writes, "the province was named for the royal house of Brunswick, and its capital, Fredericton, was named for King George III's son Fredrick." New Brunswick was one of the four original, founding provinces of Canada. It officially entered the Canadian confederation on July 1st, 1867. French-Canadian culture is one of the provinces greatest influences, and visitors can enjoy a number of Acadian festivities when they visit. New Brunswick is part of the maritime family, known for its kindness, authenticity and passion.
How is New Brunswick celebrating Canada 150? By decking the halls, of course. Go to New Brunswick and you will find no shortage of Canada 150 themed items, such as balloons, t-shirts, water bottles, key chains, cooking aprons, shot glasses, toques and more! While most dollar stores and big chains are offering Canada 150 gear across the country, many local New Brunswick shops are also putting a Canada 150 spin on their products. For example, the Cricket Cove Yarn Shop knitted a Canada 150 banner.
Check back in Thursday to discover all the fun things you can do on your next trip to New Brunswick!
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