Summer 2018 New Brunswick Destinations Bucket List

Last summer, a really neat thing happened when I published my Summer 2017 New Brunswick Destinations Bucket List.

It was shared by THOUSANDS of you. It inspired so many of you to create your own summer bucket list. It shined a light on some of the best destinations New Brunswick has to offer. And beautiful conversations full of NB pride happened.

Really, I couldn’t ask for more.

But it would be kind of fun to do it all over again, wouldn’t it?

Without further puffin around, here is my Summer 2018 New Brunswick Destinations Bucket List.

And yes, a few I didn’t make it to last summer are back and I’m determined to check them off this summer! 

1. Visit the Village Historique Acadien in Caraquet.

2. Check out the Boss Gibson Oyster Farm, because, oysters.

3. Explore Miscou Island’s untouched shores.

4. Visit the New Brunswick Aquarium in Shippigan.

5. Hike in Mount Carleton Provincial Park.

6. Head to Charlotte County and try some fried clams from the Clam DiggerThe people have spoken in the comments, messages, and emails following my Fried Clams Post 

7. FINALLY, see the gorge at Grand Falls. It’s happening this summer.

8. Hike Moosehorn Trail in Fundy Park.

9. Try Paddle Boarding at Shediac Paddle Shack.

10. Drive across the Hartland Bridge.

11. See the Pabineau Falls in Bathurst.

12. Get up close to the Old Sow Whirlpool. I was lucky to see this from shore last summer, but I would LOVE to see it from a boat tour when in Campobello this summer. Hey Universe, take note, ok? 

13. Visit New River Beach.

14. Find a way to see Gannet Rock off the shores of Grand Manan. Again, universe, leaving this one in your hands. 

15. Hike to get up close and personal with Flock of Sheep on Grand Manan Island. I’ve done A LOT of things on Grand Manan, but I have NEVER been able to figure out how to hike to these famous granite boulders that date back to the ice age. 

As always, each item on this list is a destination or experience completely new to me and this year, I definitely threw in a few curve balls that will take some serious intervention from the universe (or a lot of sweet talking with locals) to accomplish, but if there’s one thing I’ve realized over the past year – if you meet the universe halfway, magical things can happen ✨

Like hopefully ending up in a whirlpool but not in like, the dangerous kind of way. Safety first, universe! 

Have you visited any of these locations? Tips and tricks I should write down?

And my favorite question of all – what’s on YOUR Summer 2018 bucket list? 

WAVE for Blog Posts (1)SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT! Have you swam over to the Sandy Toes Shop lately? We just launched our Homard Bound design and are about to launch our new Summer 2018 East Coast Mermaid tank. We’ve got whozits and whatzits galore and we’re prepping for a super busy summer of markets and pop-up appearances! Make sure to Like us on Facebook to never miss an appearance or new product launch!


  • Tiny Adventures
    June 7, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    This list is AWESOME! I am definitely going to steal some ideas, although they might be more of a 2019 bucket list because my summer is already so jam-packed!

    • crystalrichard
      June 7, 2018 at 9:22 pm

      YES! This post is meant to inspire :D You can always check out last year’s post too, to get some more ideas!

  • Lynn Gulliver
    June 8, 2018 at 6:56 am

    Well finally! Nice to see the promotion of our beautiful New Brunswick as a great vacation place. We have needed to promote tourism for far too long. Hopefully your site reaches many folks across Canada and the US who will decide to stay here and explore…instead of driving through to PEI and Nova Scotia. Thank you!

  • jennamac007
    June 8, 2018 at 8:08 am

    MANY of these are on our summer bucket list too! Great list!

  • Rob
    June 20, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Ah this is brilliant! I’ve been itching to do a drive through NB, and this is exactly the motivator I needed. Thanks for putting this together!

  • […] Brunswick, please start by adding it to your summer bucket list. Need inspiration, check out mine here. Just a beautiful 1.5 hour drive from Moncton, you could easily spend a day or more exploring St. […]

  • […] I’m constantly on the lookout for new things to do. After reading East Coast Mermaid’s Summer 2018 New Brunswick Bucket List I was inspired to write my own list. A list of what to do in Moncton this summer – my own […]

  • […] Reversing Falls Skywalk was on my 2018 Summer Bucket List but unfortunately, didn’t open in time for me to check it out last summer. All good though, […]


Leave a Reply