10 Winter Activities in New Brunswick

Are you ready to have snow much fun? Well, we get 4 metres (13 feet) of snow on average each year, so if it’s winter you want, it’s winter you’ll get in New Brunswick. Yup, it’s time to slip out of that flannel onesie and into some snow pants and get ready to turn up your winter in New Brunswick with these great getaways and activities!

10 Ways to Experience Our Winter Wonderland

Downhill skiing at Crabbe Mountain, near Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

#1. Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding

Love to ski or snowboard? Well, with four ski hills and the Maritime's highest vertical drop, we have an embarrassment of slope riches to choose from. Feel the adrenaline as you race downhill and churn up powder like a pro.

#2. Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Want something a bit more mellow that lets you take in all the stunning views? Grab your skis or snowshoes and take advantage of the many trails that crisscross all regions of the province.

Cross country skiing at the Midland Ice Caves, New Brunswick Canada

Snowmobiling along the Northern Odyssey in northern New Brunswick, Canada

#3. Snowmobiling

Start your engines – the 1500 km Northern Odyssey is waiting. You’ll hit the cities of Bathurst, Campbellton, Edmundston, and Miramichi on the loop that also winds along the gorgeous natural beauty of the Acadian Peninsula. Or go off the beaten track and check out the 8,000 km of trails maintained by the New Brunswick Federation of Snowmobile Clubs.

Dog sledding with Sled Dog Adventures, Allardville, New Brunswick, Canada

#5. Dog Sledding

You ‘mush’ be ready for this winter experience. Get whisked through the winter wilderness on a traditional dog sled.

#6. Outdoor Festivals

Whether it's the month-long Fredericton FROSTival or an ice-carving competition in Shippagan, there’s no reason to be sittin’ on your mittens this winter. Get outside with your whole family for some fun.

World Pond Hockey Championships, Plaster Rock, New Brunswick, Canada

#7. Pond Hockey

The best game you can name? In New Brunswick, it's obviously pond hockey. Score a spot close enough to the action so you can hear the hiss of the skate blades and the puck hit the back of the net before everyone erupts to cheer.

#8. Ice Fishing

Ever wanted a little cabin on a lake… a frozen lake that is? Then an ice fishing trip in New Brunswick is for you. Pick a river or lake, get a permit, and cast your line for some smelt. And there are plenty of locals who’ll give you the inside scoop on the best spots to try too.

A for Adventure goes ice fishing in New Brunswick, Canada

#9. Mactaquac Provincial Park

Tobogganing, skiing, and skating - oh my! Do it all and more at Mactaquac Provincial Park this winter. Netflix who?

#10. Fatbiking

Biking in winter? Of course! Thanks to the oversized tires on a fatbike, you can ride the trails all winter long. Want to give it a try? Head to Kouchibouguac National Park where you can rent a fatbike, hit their groomed trails, and take part in their Fatbike Festival over the March Break.

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Fat biking in Kouchibouguac National Park, New Brunswick, Canada