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Visitor Information

The Town of Sussex operates a municipal Visitor Information Centre from the end of May until the end of August each year.

66 Broad Street
Sussex, NB
E4E 5S2

Phone:(506)433-6602

Our friendly staff would be happy to assist you in planning your stay in the Sussex Area. The Centre is open from 8:30am-8:30pm daily.




Other Important Information

Climate

Generally moderate, the climate varies from mild to hot in the summer and in winter from moderate to very cold. Average summer rain fall is 88mm (3.5") per month. Average summer temperature is 23°C (73°F). Average winter temperature is -4°C (24.8°F).

Passport Requirements

A valid passport is required for travel in and out of Canada for residents of all countries, including the United States if travelling by air. Residents of some countries may also require a visa.

As of June 1, 2009, US citizens travelling to Canada from the United States must have a passport, passport card, or WHTI-compliant document. Before this date, passports and passport cards are strongly recommended, but only proof of citizenship and valid photo identification are necessary for entry by land and sea.

Currency Exchange

Visitors from outside Canada can exchange their currency for Canadian currency at banks or other large financial institutions where the best rate of exchange will be obtained.

Industry/Major Employers

The primary sectors of agriculture, mining and forestry dominate the resource-based economy of the region, and these products provide the feedstock for much of the manufacturing sector. More recently natural gas mining and exploration has been added to the industrial mix of the region.

Local Media

The Kings County Record is the local weekly newspaper, and the Telegraph Journal is the provincial morning newspaper. 590AM CJCW is the local radio station.

Population

Town of Sussex: 4,241 (2006) Area: 9.03 km2 (3.5 sq mi) Greater Sussex Region: 35,000

Tax

The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 13% applies to most goods and services.

Time Zone

Sussex is located in the Atlantic Standard Time zone, which is one hour later then the Eastern Standard Time. Sussex also participates in daylight saving time, which means that on the second Sunday of March of every year the clock goes ahead an hour until the first Sunday in November when the clock goes back an hour.