Travel photography in New Brunswick, Canada

August provided an opportunity to travel in New Brunswick, Canada.

Sign for lobsters at the Family Fisheries restaurant on Campobello Island.

Sign for lobsters at the Family Fisheries restaurant on Campobello Island.

My first stop was at Hopewell Cape, on the Bay of Fundy, the location of the world’s highest tides.

Hopewell Rocks at night in New Brunswick, Canada.

Hopewell Rocks at night in New Brunswick, Canada.

After freshening up at the Innisfree Bed and Breakfast, within a farmhouse built in 1847, I headed to Hopewell Rocks to meet up with local photographer Kevin Snair, of Creative Imagery, for a night photography session. Kevin runs the sessions, for photographers of all levels, when the tide is low, allowing people to get down onto the shoreline at night. 

Paul, my interpretive guide looking at the mudflats that can be seen from Hopewell Rocks.

Paul, my interpretive guide looking at the mudflats that can be seen from Hopewell Rocks.

The following day I took a look at the Hopewell Rocks during the day, meeting up with guide Paul Gaudet, for a walk on the ocean floor.

Mudflats by the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy.

Mudflats by the Hopewell Rocks on the Bay of Fundy.

I then drove via Cape Enrage, where fog limited visibility, to the village of Alma, where the sun was shining. Like many locations in the Canadian Maritimes, Alma is proud of its seafood, including lobster rolls and lobster dinners.

A lobster dinner is served at Alma in New Brunswick.

A lobster dinner is served at Alma in New Brunswick.

From there it was a short drive in Fundy National Park. Parks Canada has set up red chairs, ideal for selfies, at scenic locations in its parks.

Woodland at Fundy National Park in New Brunswick.

Woodland at Fundy National Park in New Brunswick.

I wandered over to some of the clifftop seats to admire the view of the Bay of Fundy.

Parks Canada red chairs in Fundy National Park.

Parks Canada red chairs in Fundy National Park.

In Saint John I met a number of lovely people, including Wendy Papdopoulos, the head brewer at the Big Tide Brewing Company. The Canadian craft beer scene is in the ascendancy, so it was fascinating to chat with Wendy and taste some of her creations.

Wendy Papadopoulos, the head brewer of the Big Tide Brewing Company in Saint John.

Wendy Papadopoulos, the head brewer of the Big Tide Brewing Company in Saint John.

From there I drove on to Deer Island, which is aptly named. A deer bounded across the highway 50 metres in front of my vehicle. I drove across the island for a kayaking excursion before heading to Campobello Island.

Fog shrouds the town of Lubec in Maine, USA. The town overlooks the Lubec Narrows which separate the USA and Canada.

Fog shrouds the town of Lubec in Maine, USA. The town overlooks the Lubec Narrows which separate the USA and Canada.

Before being elected as the 32nd of the United States of America, Franklin Delano Roosevelt regularly spent his summers on the island.

Mulholland Point Light on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. Fog shrouds the town of Lubec in Maine, USA, on the far side of the waterway.

Mulholland Point Light on Campobello Island in New Brunswick, Canada. Fog shrouds the town of Lubec in Maine, USA, on the far side of the waterway.

In 1964 the Roosevelt Campobello International Park was established under the joint jurisdiction of the USA and Canada. The park hosts FDR’s former home, which is open to visits.

The Roosevelt Cottage at Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island.

The Roosevelt Cottage at Roosevelt Campobello International Park on Campobello Island.

Shrouded in fog, I found Campobello Island looked beautiful.

Floating dock at Welshpool on Campobello Island in New Brunswick.

Floating dock at Welshpool on Campobello Island in New Brunswick.

Travel photography, after all, is about capturing a sense of place and not everywhere is characterised by blue sky, even in summer.

Transportation building at St Andrews by-the-Sea.

Transportation building at St Andrews by-the-Sea.

My last port of call was the town of St Andrews by-the-Sea.

The celtic cross on Water Street in St Andrews by-the-Sea overlooks Passamaquoddy Bay.

The Celtic cross on Water Street in St Andrews by-the-Sea overlooks Passamaquoddy Bay.

The famed railway builder, Sir William Van Horne, spent his summers on nearby Ministers Island, which can only be visited when the tide is low. Van Horne helped ensure that the Canadian Pacific Railway was completed ahead of schedule.

The bath house at Sir William Van Horne's former estate on Ministers Island.

The bath house at Sir William Van Horne’s former estate on Ministers Island.

I stayed at the stylish Algonquin Resort, which has in- and outdoor swimming pools.

The Algonquin Resort at St Andrews by-the-Sea.

The Algonquin Resort at St Andrews by-the-Sea.

From there it was a short drive to the Rossmount Inn, which is renowned for its high quality seafood.

Naked lobster served at the Rossmount Inn at St Andrews by-the-Sea.

Naked lobster served at the Rossmount Inn at St Andrews by-the-Sea.

Chef Chris Aerni’s menu can change by the day, to feature the region’s freshest produce. It was a lovely location for a last supper on the soil of New Brunswick.

Blueberry cheesecake served at the Rossmount Inn.

Blueberry cheesecake served at the Rossmount Inn.

Further information

Take a look at the Tourism New Brunswick website to find out more about the province.

The Destination Canada website is also a good source of ideas about travel to New Brunswick as well as elsewhere in the country.

If you like what you see, why not contact Why Eye Photography. You can purchase images or commission a shoot. 

Fishing boat in fog off Head Harbour on Campobello Island.

Fishing boat in fog off Head Harbour on Campobello Island.

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