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… em, 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 coasting uphill with no power!