New Brunswick is the best place to make the most of a chilly winter season. Although our temperatures may dip below zero, there are many activities that will get you warmed up! Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a craft beer connoisseur, or simply looking to bundle up and take in our breathtaking winter scenery, there is something for everyone here. You won’t be disappointed by the cozy accommodations, outdoor adventures, seasonal events, abundance of snow, and best of all, the fresh air. Keep reading to learn more about some of the places and activities that will keep you entertained all winter long in New Brunswick!

Experience a Skier’s Paradise at Crabbe Mountain

Dreaming of a winter spent skiing in a wonderland? Fresh pow, home to the highest vertical drop in the Maritimes, terrain parks, easy accessibility, scenic views, the list goes on. A skier’s paradise can be found at Crabbe Mountain in Destination Nackawic, New Brunswick. Located in Central Hainesville, Crabbe Mountain features 11 Glades and 23 Alpine trails fit for all skill levels. Don’t worry if you’re new to skiing or snowboarding and don’t own equipment, Crabbe has a fully equipped ski rental shop. Plus, they offer ski and snowboarding lessons through their snow school program! Whether you’re a beginner spending your day learning on the bunny hill or you’re a black diamond pro, skiers and snowboarders dream of the perfectly groomed hills at Crabbe Mountain. If you’d like to experience a whole new atmosphere of the mountain, try night skiing offered on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s all season long! After a thrilling ski-day, you can warm up at the lodge and indulge in delicious Maritime pub food, a hot drink, or a local craft beverage from The Thirsty Boot. Check the Crabbe Mountain Facebook page to stay up to date with events all season long! 

Cozy Up at the Crabbe Mountain Inn 

The Crabbe Mountain Inn is a warm and inviting 12-bedroom chalet-inspired bed & breakfast. You guessed it, the Inn is conveniently located just 3 minutes away from the premier ski resort. The Inn offers a beautiful rural setting making it an ideal place to enjoy any outdoor winter activity. Whether you like to alpine ski, snowmobile, snowshoe, cross country ski, mountain bike or ATV, the Inn has direct access to your favourite trails in the Crabbe Mountain area. On top of its convenience, the Tongue and Groove Bar, Grill and Music room are on-site, offering some of the finest east coast comfort food and weekly live music to enjoy apres-ski. Offering guests a cozy place to start and end their day of adventures, The Crabbe Mountain Inn is the perfect place to embrace all winter has to offer in New Brunswick. Contact the Inn to learn more about their cozy accommodations and Ski & Stay packages!

Indulge in Sweet & Sappy at Dumfries Maples

Dumfries Maples is one of the sweetest spots to visit in New Brunswick! Located along Route 102 in Destination Nackawic, every maple syrup season you can take part in traditional Canadian winter activities with the whole family. Tour around the sugar bush, taste fresh taffy, see fresh maple syrup being made, and embrace your inner-Canadian! The Dumfries cedar log cookhouse offers a comforting, welcoming, and cozy atmosphere where you can indulge in a fresh pancake breakfast all day long. Make the most of your time at Dumfries Maples and explore their on-site nature trails through the beautiful sugar bush. Snowshoe rental is available in all sizes for your convenience. Don’t forget to take a bottle of Dumfries infamous maple syrup home with you!

Wind Down at River Valley Escape

Next up is the beautiful River Valley Escape all-season cottage. You can conveniently find this quaint escape just minutes from Dumfries Maples in Hawkshaw, Destination Nackawic. River Valley Escape is the perfect place to get away from all the hustle and bustle. It offers a relaxing atmosphere, a cozy and warm electric fireplace inside and a campfire pit that’s ready and waiting for you to enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and s’mores. The private enclosed hot tub overlooking the beautiful Saint John River is ideal for catching sunsets, warming up and winding down after a cold winter’s day. River Valley Escape goes the extra mile to make your winter special by offering personalized Christmas, New Year, and Romantic Valentine packages to guests upon request. You can book your getaway to River Valley Escape on Airbnb today!

Top Off Your Perfect Winters Day at Big Axe Brewery

The Big Axe Brewery produces award-winning craft beer using the best quality grain and locally sourced hops. Nestled along Otis Drive on the Destination Nackawic waterfront, the brewery is just three minutes off the Trans Canada Highway. You can conveniently access the Big Axe Brewery by car, ATV, or snowmobile, making it a popular stop among town locals and tourists from afar during any given season. After a day of exploring the extensive trail system via cross-country skis, snowshoes, or snowmobile, quench your thirst at their cozy, country-modern-chic taproom. The Big Axe brewery tours are an enlightening and entertaining indoor experience, perfect if you need a break from the cold winter weather. 

Recharge & Relax at River Run Resort

The River Run Resort is primed for winter fun and relaxation. It’s the perfect location for winter glamping, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, hiking, ATVing, and snowmobiling. The West #46 trail connection to River Run Resort makes it a hot spot for snowmobile fanatics. Plus, Crabbe Mountain is only a short distance from the resort for those looking to alpine ski. You can find River Run Resort’s glamping domes located off the Kelly Creek in Destination Nackawic, New Brunswick. Your next winter adventure awaits in these incredible, fully furnished domes which also feature steaming hot, private hot tubs. If you’re craving a glamorous, unique winter experience, book your stay at River Run Resort in Destination Nackawic today! 

New Brunswick Does Winter Like No Other

New Brunswick certainly doesn’t fall short for the number of winter activities there is to take advantage of. Despite the frigid temperatures, winter can be a magical season if you know how to make the most of it. The number of fun activities and accommodations are all conveniently located within Destination Nackawic, making it easy for you to fill your winter itinerary. Make the most of your winter with us, follow our Facebook page to stay up to date with all winter has to offer in New Brunswick!