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Sitting peacefully on the riverfront, Fredericton is brimming with laid-back culture.  As New Brunswick’s capital city, Fredericton offers countless activities no matter what the season and is your perfect gateway into one of Canada’s most easterly provinces.

History lovers rejoice – Fredericton is packed full of fascinating museums and galleries. Gaze in awe at incredible artwork at the famous Beaverbrook Art Gallery or take a leisurely stroll alongside colonial and Victorian architecture. The city is also home to world-class entertainment, from countless shows in the theatres to an outdoor concert series during the summer that appeals to an eclectic audience.

Fancy a bite to eat after a long day exploring? You’re in luck – Fredericton’s renowned dining scene boasts several highly rated restaurants. The craft brewery scene in the city is beloved by locals and is the perfect way to get your night started.

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Travel Guide

Things To Do in Fredericton

1. Bay of Fundy

One of the natural wonders of North America, you cannot visit Fredericton without a trip to the Bay of Fundy. As home to the highest tides on earth, you will have experiences here that cannot be found anywhere else on earth. Walk along the seafloor and then kayak through the ocean waves on the same day!

2. King's Landing

Pushing the boundaries of traditional living history museums, here you can go back to the 1800s and experience 150 years of history. King’s Landing offers fun for all the family with over 40 exhibits, costumed re-enactments, a children’s play park and even livestock. Don’t be surprised if you get asked to pitch in as you wander around the village!

3. Kouchibouguac National Park

Stretching along the gorgeous Acadian Coastal drive, this national park is the perfect stop for nature lovers. Camp under the stars, canoe to sandy barrier islands or ride one of the countless bike trails – the choice of how to explore Fredericton’s dramatic scenery is all yours.

4. Historic Garrison District

The birthplace of the Canadian military, the Garrison District is the heart of Fredericton’s culture and history. Discover what life was like in the city when it was a military garrison through musicians, artists, re-enactments and even an annual Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival.

5. Cape Enrage

For panoramic views of the Bay of Fundy with a thrill-seekers twist, a stop at Cape Enrage is a must. Experience the awe-striking scenery from the sky on the 600-foot long zipline across the bay, or rappel 43m waterside rock cliffs for close-up views of the spectacular bay currents.

Places to Eat in Fredericton

1. Wolastoq Wharf

Owned and operated by St Mary’s First Nation community, Wolastoq Wharf is regarded as one of the best restaurants in Fredericton. Specialising in high-end seafood dishes, a visit here will tantalise your taste buds with the freshest produce on the market – not to mention the reasonable prices.

2. Cheese Please

Cheese Please has made a name for itself as Fredericton’s best food truck. Serving classic grilled cheese sandwiches with a twist – not to mention their low prices and customer service with a smile – keep your eyes peeled for the van as you explore the city and enjoy this indulgent treat.

3. Cabin Restaurant

A Fredericton staple for over 50 years, The Cabin Restaurant is beloved by locals and is perfect for those looking for delicious, low-key food in a welcoming family atmosphere. Our advice? Try the milkshakes and lobster rolls.

4. Unplugged: A Board Game Cafe 

If the weather has taken a turn during your visit, why not visit a cafe with a difference? With delicious food on offer and a wide variety of entertaining board games, this is the perfect way to spend a rainy day in Fredericton.

5. The Schnitzel Parlour  

If you have a craving for some authentic German food during your Canadian adventure, a stop at the Schnitzel House is a must. This restaurant is raved about by locals due to its hearty food and welcoming family environment.

Explore the Bay of Fundy

Dramatic coastlines, nature’s wildlife & Canada’s first city.  Drive along the beautiful Bay of Fundy on this tour through New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

Want to spend some time in the great outdoors? Fredericton boasts plenty of beaches and a variety of ways to enjoy them, from kayaking to fishing, picnicking to camping along the shoreline. Take your adventurous spirit outside the city limits, as located just a short drive away are provincial parks, enchanting coastal drives and First Nations historical sights.

Are you ready to be charmed by Fredericton? Get in contact with our Canada Travel Specialists today and we can arrange your trip to this Canadian gem by land, sea or sky. With your own personal advisor, a fully customisable itinerary and holiday payment plans, direct flights, hotels and car hire, we'll cover it all, so just give us a call.