New Brunswick Day (BC)

New Brunswick Day Quick Facts

2021 DateAugust 2, 2021
2022 DateAugust 1, 2022
New Brunswick Day (BC)

New Brunswick Day History

New Brunswick Day is a statutory holiday that seeks to remember the pioneers who built the province of New Brunswick. This day aims to bring communities together for celebration.

New Brunswick Day was recognized in 1976 by the citizens of New Brunswick. It is observed annually on the first Monday of August. Most schools and businesses are closed on this day.

New Brunswick Day Facts

  • New Brunswick became a part of Canada under the Canadian Confederation of 1867. Along with Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec, these four colonies became their own independent provinces.
  • New Brunswick is home to one of the longest covered bridges in the world called the Hartland Covered Bridge. Built in 1901, the bridge serves as a national historic site. It covers about 390 metres (1282 feet).
  • First started in 1991, local citizens of New Brunswick are able to be receive the New Brunswick Day Merit Award for their effort in one of six categories. These include art and culture, business, community leadership, environment, sport and recreation, and volunteer services.

New Brunswick Day Top Events and Things to Do

  • Participate in local events and festivities. Many communities hold birthday celebrations in honor of New Brunswick.
  • Sign up for New Brunwicks' Fredericton Beer Run. It is a 12k run around the city that takes participants through nature trails.
  • Learn more about New Brunswick in this New Brunswick documentary.

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