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The Miramichi Striper Cup—Atlantic Canada's premier striped bass "catch and release" fishing tournament, with over $50,000 in cash and prizes, takes place the last week of May. During July, Miramichi will host a number of Tall Ships as part of Canada's 150 th birthday celebration ( The New Brunswick Botanical Garden in Edmunston is a fascinating attraction, replete with a medicinal garden and herb centre where workshops are offered. Be sure to locate Khronos, an outdoor interactive installation ( www.jardin SCENIC DRIVES The Fundy Coastal Drive presents diversity galore from island hopping in car ferries to exploring the world's highest tides and savvy cosmopolitan centres. The Acadian Coastal Drive is the place to watch whales and to experience the Acadian lifestyle. It also boasts the warmest salt water beaches in the East. The River Valley Scenic Drive features the storied Saint John River which is loaded with history, intrigue, beauty and exciting experiences. The Miramichi River Route encompasses the best of both worlds between Fredericton —the hip and happening capital—and the Miramichi, renowned for salmon fishing and Aboriginal culture. Along the Apalachian Range Route is Mount Carleton, the highest peak in the Maritimes, and Sugarloaf Provincial Park—both perfect for outdoor adventures. FAMILY FUN Magic Mountain Waterpark is hugely popular—especially the new FunZone. As well, kids love the long suspension bridge over Big Salmon River on the Fundy Parkway Trail and the discovery hunt checklist! At Kings Landing, "Visiting Cousins" continues to get rave reviews, along with a week-long "Keeper Camp" for teens at Magnetic Hill Zoo. PARK PICK FUNDY NATIONAL PARK Picture this: over 100 km (62 mi.) of hiking trails, an historic covered bridge, more than two dozen water- falls, eight backcountry sites, three campgrounds, 12 km (8 mi.) of famous Fundy shoreline and a large chunk of the Acadian Highlands forest region. If you don't have your own tent, no problem! You can rent accommoda- tions including a yurt, oTENTik, rustic cabin, or the new and funky Goutte d'Ô. Part of the park's charm is also the variety of activities on offer, from paddling the world's highest tides, to swimming with the salmon for science, or taking part in a traditional Acadian kitchen party ( www.parks National Parks and Historic Sites: 1-888-773-8888 Make us part of your travel plans New Brunswick's capital, nestled along the banks of the historic Saint John River, is rich in heritage, culture and nature. Tree-lined streets lead to over 88 km of scenic trails connecting historic and cultural sites like the Historic Garrison District, Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Provincial Legislature, Government House and the award-winning living history museum, Kings Landing Historical Settlement. NB 119

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