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Saint John, New Brunswick
VISITOR INFORMATION

Border Crossing

  • U.S. residents require only proof of citizenship;
  • Citizens of other countries require valid passports.

Boats

  • U.S. pleasure craft operators must immediately register with Canada customs upon entry, call (506)466-2363.

Baggage/Goods

  • Personal baggage is not subject to restrictions.
  • Alcoholic beverages may be imported by persons aged 19 years or older and are exempted up to the following amounts; 1.1 litre ( 40 oz ) spirits or wine; or 8.3 ( 288 oz ) beer or ale.
  • Tobacco may only be imported by persons aged 16 years or older and is exempt up to the following amounts; 200 cigarettes; or 0.9 kg ( 2 lbs ) loose tobacco.

Firearms

  • Revolvers, pistols, full automatic weapons or and firearm with an overall length of 66 cm ( 26 in ) or less are prohibited from entry.
  • Other arms may be permitted only by special permit.

Recreation Equipment

  • All equipment is allowed and must be declared upon entry.

Plants

  • Plants and plant materials are prohibited unless imported by authority under the Plant Quarantine Act.

Food and Food Stuffs

  • This is permitted providing the quantity imported is consistent with the duration and nature of the visitors stay.

Pets

  • Dogs and cats require certificates by a licensed veterinary which states that the animal therein has been vaccinated against rabies within the last three years.

Highway Regulations

  • Seat belt use is mandatory for drivers and passengers in the province of New Brunswick.

Insurance

  • U.S. Motorist require proof of insurance.
  • Public Liability
  • A Non-resident inter-provincial Motor Vehicle Liability Insurance Card is available through respective insurance companies.

License/Registration

  • Drivers must have a valid drivers license and proof of vehicle registration.

Speed Limits

  • Zones are posted in kilometers per hour.
  • To convert, multiply the amount by 0.6

Travel Trailers

  • These are welcome without an entry permit.
  • Limitations as follows; Max. length ( 48 ft. 10 in ) - Trailer plus tow vehicle.

Alcoholic Beverages

  • The legal age for consumption of alcohol in New Brunswick is 19 years.

N.B. Liquor Store

  • Usual hours are Monday to Thursday 10 am- 6 pm; Friday and Saturday 10am- 10pm. ( Not all stores remain open past 6 pm. )
  • Stores observe all public holidays.

Drinking Establishments

  • Any licensed establishment, May open between the hours of
    9 am - 2 pm. 7 days a week
    or if food is served from 6 am - 2 am

Metric System

  • All provinces in Canada use the metric system.

Currency Exchange

  • If visiting from outside Canada your currency may be exchanged at any bank in N.B., at the prevailing rate.
  • Usual banking hours are from 10 am - 3 pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Try this convent converter to see the value of your dollar - XE.com Personal Currency Assistant

Harmonized Sales Tax ( HST )

  • A 13% tax on most goods and services sold in New Brunswick.
  • Non-residents of Canada may pick up rebate forms at tourist information centres or from Customs & Excise.
  • Rebate information is available by calling in Canada ( 800 ) 66 VISIT; or in the U.S.A. ( 613 ) 991-3346

Emergencies

  • In emergency situations call 911 or " 0 " ( operator ) for assistance

Hospitals

  • Canadian hospital and medical services are excellent.
  • Your present health plan may not be adequate in its coverage, buy travel health insurance before leaving home.

Visitor Information Centres.

Are available at key areas in the province of New Brunswick. They offer a wide variety of information and services to aid and assure your comfort while staying in New Brunswick. Further information may be obtained by calling- ASK WHATS NEW @ 1 800 561-0123.

Time-Zone

  • Atlantic

City Maps

Information Telephone #s

  • Customs Services-General Inquires & Information- 1-800-461-9999
  • Weather-1-506-658-2558
  • Air Canada/Air Nova-Reservations-1-800-247-2262
    Arrivals and Departures-1-506-632-1526
  • Tourism New Brunswick-1-800-561-0123
  • Telephone Information-1-506-555-1212
  • Emergency-911
  • Imperial Theatre Information-1-506-674-4111
  • Opera New Brunswick Information-1-506-847-5800
  • Smphony New Brunswick Information-1-506-634-8379
  • Harbour Station Events Information-1-800-267-2800

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