Road Trip! From Moncton to Miramichi

 Follow the coast for things to experience, taste, and see.

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Starting in Moncton and following New Brunswick’s eastern coast to Miramichi, here are our recommendations of where to stay, eat, and explore. From sandy beaches and serene woods to bed and breakfasts in charming towns, you won’t miss a thing following our guide of local favourites on your journey along the shore.

Following our Route

To get from Moncton to Shediac, simply take Highway 15.

Once you are done with your visit, get on Highway 11 and follow that all the way to Miramichi, taking breaks and exits where you want to explore along the way. The total drive from Moncton to Miramichi is 1 hour and 30 minutes with no breaks.

Where Locals Love to Go


Maison Doiron

Built in 1841 by Joseph Doiron, this house is worth visiting for a glimpse into the past and to learn of Joseph's impact on his community.

MacArthur’s Nurseries

This family-owned plant shop has been open for over 50 years and is one of the largest retail garden centres in Atlantic Canada.

Boyle Family Farm

Take the family horseback riding at this fully functional farm to have fun outside, eat freshly grown food, and learn about traditional farming.


25-minute drive from Moncton

Adorable Chocolat

This chocolatier boutique brings you right back to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Using chocolate as their art form, you will never be disappointed in the quality of their delicious creations.

Parlee Beach

The warmest saltwater beach in Canada has over 210 campsites, restaurants, and a microbrewery along its shores. Take a trip to the perfect spot with the family, which has everything you need.


25-minute drive from Shediac

Glamping with the Sea

This bell-tent accommodation has a 7-person hot tub, a huge back deck with an outdoor kitchen, and sits right on the ocean shore. Need I say more?


12-minute drive from Cocagne

La Sagouine Restaurant

In the heart of Bouctouche, there sits a cozy inn with the top-rated restaurant in the area. Serving traditional Acadian dishes and famous seafood plates, it will be hard to choose just 1 item from the menu.

Lavender at Ocean Breeze Farm

The ocean breeze and 4 acres of flower fields make you feel like you’ve entered a “little piece of Provence.” Wander the fields, browse the handmade products, and buy some flowers to take home.

La Dune de Bouctouche - Irving Eco-centre

This preserve of one of the last sand dunes on the northeastern coastline is 12 km long with an 800m boardwalk and countless activities for the family. Educational displays and tours are available to learn more about its ecosystem and biodiversity.


30-minute drive from Bouctouche

Elsipogtog Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre

Immerse yourself in the Mi’kmaq culture and learn from the elders' teachings. A smudging ceremony, learning their cultural ways and customs, experiencing a traditional sweat lodge, and learning the ways of the Mi’kmaq; this is an experience everyone can learn from.

Saint-Louis de Kent

20-minute drive from Elsipogtog

L’Ancrage Bed & Breakfast Cottages

This B&B is located next to a provincial park and has a beautiful view of the Kouchibouguacis River. From outdoor activities and nature tours to nearby beaches and gift shops, you will never be bored at this peaceful getaway.

Phoca Tours

Witness bald eagles hunt, get surrounded by grey seals, and hear stories from experienced guides on a pontoon boat tour exploring the river and sea.

40-minute drive from Elsipogtog

Miramichi Treehouse & Camping Adventures

Fulfill your childhood dreams by sleeping in the trees while you stay at a glamping treehouse. Take a trip to the country to relax and create memories with your family.



20-minute drive from Saint-Louis de Kent

Middle Island Irish Historic Park

The perfect place for a day trip with the family. Interpretive Centre, Captain's Galley Restaurant, walking trails, beach area, murals, picnic sites, bird watching, amphitheatre, kiosk, memorial benches and more!

Namaste Bistro

The hidden gem of Miramichi has house-made curries, hand-crafted cocktails, and local brews waiting for your visit. This Indian restaurant has a twist of Acadian culture added to its menu and is one spot you don’t want to miss.


Over the Cove Zipline

Get the kids outside with the awesome ziplining activity. The friendly staff will guide you through the practice courses and send you off through the trees and over the cove!

Beaverbrook House

Learn about the history of this building, including which families lived there and its days as the town library. Then, go through the life of Lord Maxwell Beaverbrook and all his contributions to New Brunswick.

Crackle and Teal

This local retail store sells furniture, paint, plants, and handpicked home goods from around the world. It also sells bath and body products, giftware, and vintage pieces to bring character to your home.

Beaubears Island

Experience the multicultural history of Miramichi on an island of biodiversity by going on a guided tour with a character from over 100 years ago.


Gallan’s Miramichi River Tubing

The Miramichi River is one of the best places in New Brunswick to go tubing. Get a true New Brunswick experience by having fun in the sun tubing down one of our most iconic waterways.

Metepenagiag Heritage Park

is a cultural centre that explores Metepenagiag's history, heritage, and way of life. It offers tours covering 30 centuries of Mi’kmaq culture, tipi retreats, walking trails, and traditional art and artisanal products gift shops.