Located on the St. John River, Fredericton is known for its historic district filled with brick heritage buildings. You can explore its vibrant cultural scene in art galleries, then admire its natural splendors along riverside walking trails or by paddling the river in a canoe or kayak.
Things to do in Fredericton
Don’t miss the historic Garrison District, then visit the Fredericton Region Museum to see its collection of artifacts highlighting the settlers of the New Brunswick region. You can browse historic officers’ quarters, watch costumed interpreters put on re-enactments and see the changing of the guard.
Step inside the Beaverbrook Art Gallery to admire its notable Canadian artwork, including pieces from Salvador Dali and British masters of the 18th century. Afterward, explore a range of changing historical and contemporary exhibitions highlighting the unique culture of New Brunswick.
Enjoy the outdoors along the banks of the St. John River, which offers waterside trails and scenic cruises. Tee off at the 18-hole golf course at Mactaquac Provincial Park, which also boasts a freshwater beach and family-friendly campground.
See colorful seasonal foliage at the Fredericton Botanic Garden, where guided tours let you see its beautiful lilac collection, picturesque ponds and memorial gardens. In the evening, snag tickets to a variety of theatre, dance and music performances at the Playhouse.
Getting around Fredericton
You can access Fredericton by flying into Fredericton International Airport, located 14 kilometers from the city center, while buses travel from Riviere-du-Loup and Moncton. The downtown area can be explored on foot or by bus while traveling further afield requires a car.