This is part of a series going through the 10 Provinces of Canada in alphabetical order to check out how they got named, what their flag is like and other things of interest.
Location – New Brunswick is a maritime Province. It does have a border with Maine.
There is a New Brunswick in New Jersey – this is not the province! New Brunswick is one of the 4 original Provinces of Canada.
Origin of name – New Brunswick was originally called New Ireland. King George the 3nd renamed it. The province is named after a city in Lower Saxony, Germany (which he ruled in his position as Elector of Hanover).
Languages – New Brunswick is officially bilingual – French and English.
Nicknames – The Picture Province, The Loyalist Province
Capital – Fredericton
Flower – Purple Violet
Bird – Black capped chickadee
Inventions – apparently sardine cans and snow blowers were both invented in New Brunswick
Signature foods – Grilled oysters, Lobster rolls
Famous places to visit – Saint John, Hartland (longest covered bridge in the world), the Flowerpot rocks, Squaw's Cap Lookout
Famous people from New Brunswick – Bonar Law (became British PM), Harrison & Wallace McCain (McCain Foods)