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As the weather begins to warm up and the spring rain subsides, Maritimers all over the east coast begin to itch for adventure.  This summer, get out of the city as much as possible by hitting some of the gorgeous beaches and scenic hiking trails that cover New Brunswick.  Take advantage of the few warm summer months us Canadians get to experience by booking a campsite with friends and exploring the provincial parks we’ve listed below.

Visitors from all over the world flock to New Brunswick every year to take in our incredible tides, ocean views, diverse wildlife and unforgettable landscapes.  Save drinks on the patio for a weeknight, and round up your squad for a provincial parks road trip next time the forecast is looking optimistic.

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Obviously everyone wants to hang with the stars at Coachella, but have you ever considered looking into something a little more local? The Maritimes has a ton of different music festivals happening all the east coast, and we've narrowed down a list of ones you should be checking out this summer. 

From enjoying classic fiddle music in a small town to partying at a silent disco, these festivals have so much for you to enjoy this summer. Not to mention they're so close!

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At this point in the year, a hot sunny day in Nova Scotia is still a true novelty.  As soon as the temperature gets above 15 and the sun is out, people are on the patio, enjoying drinks, and spending as much time tanning as possible.  You’ve probably experienced that late spring sunburn that comes from thinking you don’t need sunscreen yet.  If you’re a true optimist you may have even broken out those cargo shorts once or twice in 2017.

As the first of June quickly approaches, we look forward to having three solid months of summery weather that’s only going to keep getting better and better.  Scroll through the list below and pick a bunch of hikes, bike routes, boat tours and beaches that you and your friends need to hit at some point this summer.

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In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, on July 1st D.J. Deadmau5, Matt Mays and a huge group of other talented Canadian artists will be playing free shows in the Halifax Common.  At the nearby Emera Oval there will also be a variety of installation art pieces presented from creators all over the world. 

The Halifax Regional Municipality will be hosting a ton of free events throughout Halifax and Dartmouth to celebrate Canada 150 – to learn more click the link here, and get a group of friends together to start planning for July 1st! 

Looking for some ways to cool down this summer that don't include just swimming in a lake or having a beer? Are you wandering around your city trying to come up with ways to beat the heat? Instead of spending your afternoon on a patio, why not go on an adventure. 

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