Destination guide

Out with the old and in with New Brunswick

As one of eastern Canada's Maritime provinces, New Brunswick is known for its beautiful scenery and diverse landscape. Whether it's the picturesque Bay of Fundy or the sea caves and formations at St. Martins, you'll find a dazzling new spectacle in every corner of this charming place. You may consider booking a cabin in the woods or a charming cottage by the bay, but no matter which New Brunswick vacation rentals catch your eye, you'll spend every moment until your trip daydreaming about the stunning sights to be seen on Canada's Atlantic coast.

Things to do

A veritable smorgasbord of charming villages

Pay a visit to St. Johns' New Brunswick Museum, highlighting local works from the 1800s. History buffs will enjoy a tour of Franklin D. Roosevelt's summer home, situated on Campobello Island, across the bridge from Lubec, Maine. Many of the small Acadian villages, such as St. Andrews by-the-Sea, are well worth your time, each with their own local history, small museums, and galleries celebrating regional artists. There are a few small zoos in New Brunswick perfect for the kids, including the Cherry Brook Zoo outside of St. John and the Magnetic Hill Zoo in Moncton.

Activities

Just follow your nose to New Brunswick's market stalls

A visit to the port city of St. John is a must, mainly to stroll the long-standing St. John City Market's food stalls. If you'd rather source your own food, salmon fishing on the Miramichi River is a long beloved pastime in the area. Alternatively, rent a canoe or kayak to explore the local rivers and coastal islands, ideal if you'd like a more leisurely approach. If you prefer to hang with the locals, consider touring the quaint Acadian villages that dot the countryside, stopping for locally made meals and souvenirs along the way.

Weather

Four vibrant seasons—each one worth your time

When browsing New Brunswick vacation rentals, consider what you'd like to do. St Andrews By-The-Sea is prime for whalewatching in July and August, but many others have the same idea, sending prices and crowds soaring. September and October quiet down, but the trees come alive with vibrant colors as the weather begins to cool. Come November, a blanket of snow will bring the cross-country skiers to Fundy National Park and downhill skiers to the slopes, and they'll stick around until March. Spring, like fall, is on the slow side, thanks to chilly temps and a quieter local vibe.

Natural features

Flip it and reverse it at New Brunswick's Reversing Falls

New Brunswick boasts raging rivers, lush pine forests, and tree-topped mountains. A visit to the Bay of Fundy is a must, thanks to its world-famous whale watching and extreme tides. Most notable are the Reversing Falls, where rapids flow backwards at high tide. The legendary Miramichi River is another must-see, known for hosting one of the largest salmon populations in North America. Canoes or kayaks are perfect for exploring some of the small, uninhabited islands that dot the rivers and coastline, and in winter, enjoy the snow capped mountains up close or from afar.

Where to stay around New Brunswick?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 378 vacation rentals near New Brunswick. From 102 Cottages to 102 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near New Brunswick for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in New Brunswick?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New Brunswick. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Moncton: 57 vacation rentals
  • St John: 21 vacation rentals
  • Fredericton: 15 vacation rentals
  • Shediac: 71 vacation rentals
  • St Andrews: 40 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in New Brunswick! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in New Brunswick?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in New Brunswick:

  • Moncton: 57 rentals
  • St John: 21 rentals
  • Fredericton: 15 rentals
  • Shediac: 71 rentals
  • St Andrews: 40 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to New Brunswick?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in New Brunswick are:

  • Saint John Airport (YSJ): 36 vacation rentals
  • Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM): 116 vacation rentals
  • Halifax, NS (YWF-Downtown Waterfront Heliport): 259 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in New Brunswick?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in New Brunswick. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Parlee Beach Provincial Park: 114 rentals
  • Pointe-du-Chene Wharf: 117 rentals
  • Pine Needles Golf and Country Club: 108 rentals
  • St Andrews Blockhouse: 60 rentals
  • Aboiteau Beach: 81 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around New Brunswick listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around New Brunswick

Moncton
57 vacation rentals
St John
21 vacation rentals
Fredericton
15 vacation rentals
Shediac
71 vacation rentals
St Andrews
40 vacation rentals
Grand Manan
17 vacation rentals
St Martins
15 vacation rentals
Grand-Digue
65 vacation rentals
Cocagne
67 vacation rentals
Cap-Pele
48 vacation rentals
Bouctouche
20 vacation rentals
Pointe-du-Chene
61 vacation rentals
Saint George
18 vacation rentals
Grand Barachois
65 vacation rentals
Rothesay
19 vacation rentals
Shediac Bridge
63 vacation rentals
Cape Tormentine
40 vacation rentals
Seeleys Cove
15 vacation rentals
Dieppe
48 vacation rentals
Grand Bay-Westfield
20 vacation rentals