Confederation date: July 1, 1867
Population (2001): 729,498
License plate: New/Nouveau Brunswick
SPEM REDUXIT – Hope restored
Tree: Balsam fir
Bird: Black-capped chickadee
Fish: Atlantic salmon
Still on the Books:
In Fredericton, it’s against the law to wear a snake, or carry a pet lizard, on your shoulder, unless it is in a container that will completely confine the creature.
Rolling up … er, I mean down the hill:
Thousands visit Moncton every year to witness an optical illusion. Cars drive up Magnetic Hill, change to neutral, then let the momentum take them back up … I mean down. Not completely understood even to this day, is that the naturally occurring phenomenon somehow fools the eyes into believing motorists that they are actually coasting uphill without any power!