Tourism and Parks

Experts' Choice and Best Of attractions selected for 2009 (09/01/22)

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Jan. 22, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The best tourist attractions in New Brunswick for 2009 were announced today by Stuart Jamieson, minister of tourism and parks.

The locations were chosen under the 2009 attraction classification program. Attractions may apply to be selected under one or both of two classifications:

"I congratulate all of the attractions recognized this year," said Jamieson. "These classifications provide important information to our visitors, and they help to ensure that our visitors will be exposed to some of our most interesting experiences that can only be found in New Brunswick."

Attractions chosen for the Experts' Choice classification are considered unique and authentic to New Brunswick. They are selected by a panel of nationally recognized tourism experts. Best Of attractions provide a diverse and high-calibre visitor experience to each of the designated scenic drives in the province.

The Department of Tourism and Parks introduced the attraction classification program in 2007 to highlight New Brunswick's attractions and to increase the awareness of the richness and diversity of visitors' experiences across the province.


EDITOR'S NOTE: Following is a list of the tourism sites selected under the 2009 attractions classification program. MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Aiton, communications, Department of Tourism and Parks, 506-444-4454,

2009 Best Of attractions

Fundy Coastal Drive

Atlantic Salmon Interpretive Centre
Cape Enrage
Cherry Brook Zoo and Vanished Kingdom Park
Crystal Palace Amusement Park
Fundy National Park
Herring Cove Provincial Park
Irving Nature Park
Kingsbrae Garden
Magic Mountain Water Park
Magnetic Hill
Magnetic Hill Zoo
Musée acadien de l'Université de Moncton
New Brunswick Museum
New River Beach Provincial Park
Reversing Falls
Rockwood Park
Roosevelt Campobello International Park
Sackville Waterfowl Park
Saint John City Market
The Chocolate Museum
The Fundy Trail
The Hopewell Rocks

River Valley Scenic Drive

Christ Church Cathedral
de la République Provincial Park
Grand Falls Gorge
Hartland Covered Bridge National Historic Site
Hart Island R.V. Resort
Historic Garrison District
Kings Landing Historical Settlement
Kingswood Park
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick
Mactaquac Provincial Park
Old Government House
Science East
The Beaverbrook Art Gallery
The New Brunswick Botanical Garden

Acadian Coastal Drive

Cape Jourimain Nature Centre
Ecological Park of the Acadian Peninsula
Irving Eco-Centre, la Dune de Bouctouche
Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada
Le Pays de la Sagouine
New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre
Olivier Soapery (Canada's Soap Economuseum)
Parlee Beach Provincial Park
Plage de L'Aboiteau (Aboiteau Beach)
Popes Museum
Village Historique Acadien
Fort Beauséjour National Historic Site of Canada

Miramichi River Route

Atlantic Salmon Museum
Central New Brunswick Woodmen's Museum
Metepenagiag Heritage Park
Ritchie Wharf

Appalachian Range Route

Kedgwick Forestry Museum
Mount Carleton Provincial Park
Sugarloaf Provincial Park

2009 Experts' Choice attractions

Hopewell Rocks
Kings Landing Historical Settlement
Village Historique Acadien
Le Pays de la Sagouine
Fundy Trail Parkway
Irving Nature Park
Cape Jourimain
Kingsbrae Garden
La Dune de Bouctouche
Historic Garrison District