After leaving the Bay of Fundy tidal lands (the Fundy National Park — with its 50 foot/13 metre tides — is a worthwhile detour to the southeast), it turns southwest before on an overland route and crosses the Saint John river to Fredericton, the provincial capital, The Trans-Canada continues up the length of the Saint John River to the Quebec border.
Kings Landing Historic Settlement (a few minutes north of Fredericton at Exit 259), is a living history museum of early rural life in New Brunswick, showing the pioneer life of the Loyalists, who were refugees from the American Revolution.
The area north of Frederictonis known as “the Rhine of North America,” and in Hartland, the river is crossed by the longest covered bridge in the world (covered bridges were invented in new Brunswick to prevent snow build-up on bridges). The highway goes past several charming towns like Florenceville, and Grand Falls. The highway leaves the province just north of Edmunston in the northest corner of the province.