Fantastic New Brunswick


68 pages
Contains Photos
ISBN 1-55109-436-3
DDC 971.5'04'0222





Reviewed by Christine Hughes

Christine Hughes is manager, Policy Coordination, Developmental Services
Branch, Ontario Ministry of Community, Family and Children’s Services.


This bilingual pictorial volume, with its approximately 70 full-colour
photographs, would make either a beautiful souvenir for tourists or a
wonderful keepsake for New Brunswick residents.

Photographer Brian Atkinson has 16 years’ professional experience
working for magazines such as Equinox and Canadian Geographic, several
Canadian newspapers, and a number of international aid and development

With the exception of a short preface and a five-page bilingual
introduction that offers a brief snapshot of New Brunswick’s history
and settlement, the rest of the book consists of full-page colour
photographs with only a short title at the bottom of each page
identifying the location.

Atkinson’s goal is to present the contrasts of New Brunswick—both
its heritage and its modernity, tradition, and change. Among his diverse
subjects are photos from Woodstock, the Hopewell Rocks Provincial Park,
Saint John, Kings Landing, St. Andrews, Fredericton, Moncton, Sackville,
Miscou, and Campbellton. Leafing through the pages of the book will
leave readers with a sense of the cultural and geographic variation
found in New Brunswick, Canada’s only officially bilingual province.


Atkinson, Brian., “Fantastic New Brunswick,” Canadian Book Review Annual Online, accessed July 14, 2024,