Province/Territory: New Brunswick

Explore the country lanes and covered bridges of New Brunswick

  • 61 historic covered bridges across the province
  • 391 meter-long bridge in Hartland is the world's longest
  • 01 scenic drive

Hop into your car and follow the Saint John River south in pursuit of the iconic structures. Charming country roads and rolling hills take you from old covered bridge to the next. Pull over to take the perfect picture and easily recall a world of horse-drawn carriages and young lovers stealing kisses in the dark. Drive through each one always remembering to close your eyes and make a wish before you do. Then continue along the River Valley Scenic Drive on a romantic journey to the next golden opportunity to set your sights on history.

Why you should visit
  • Visit New Brunswick’s fishing and farming communities, where covered bridges overlook forests, creeks and waterfalls.
  • Meet covered bridge enthusiast, Bob Alston, who oversees Kennebecasis River #8 or Salmon Covered Bridge.
  • Explore the seaside village of St. Martins, famed for its covered bridges, unspoiled beaches, and dramatic sea caves.
  • Steal a kiss as you cross the world’s longest covered bridge (also known as the “kissing bridge”) in Hartland.
  • Stop in Fredericton and discover the history and heritage of Atlantic Canada’s riverfront capital.
  • See the only red-painted covered bridge in New Brunswick at Bay of Fundy National Park.
  • Make your way following scenic roads taking your time to stop and pick wild blueberries and strawberries, having a picnic and visiting attractions.

Weather

Visitor information
  • Set out on the River Valley Scenic drive in search of the covered bridges. Don't miss a stop in Hartland, home to world's longest covered bridge.
  • Kings County has 16 covered wooden bridges—the province’s largest collection. Don’t miss Ward's Creek #2 in MacFarlane, built in 1909. It's on route to the Bay of Fundy from Saint John.
  • Drive through Fundy National Park to see the red-painted covered bridge that crosses the Point Wolfe River.
  • The twin covered bridges in St. Martins are famous.
When to go
  • Bridges are accessible year round but winter conditions can make driving difficult in some areas; always check conditions with locals before heading out.
Need to know
  • Between your stops at the covered bridges New Brunswick offers plenty to do. It's fun to make your way through the back roads so keep plenty of time for exploration.
  • Pick up guidebooks at most tourist bureaus and talk to the locals to map out a route.
Getting Here