FrederictonCanada

4.3/5Top Destination

Fredericton awaits: its gardens, forests, food, and more!

Discover Canada’s early military history in Fredericton, where heritage garrisons still border the city and are patrolled by actors dressed up in period military garb. As the seat of New Brunswick’s provincial government, Fredericton features stately architecture and a historic cityscape ideal for walking tours. When you’ve learned about the city’s history, admire its natural beauty on the banks of the St. John River.

Fredericton is centered around the Historic Garrison District, just south of the river. British troops were held here between 1784 and 1869 and the city has maintained its original garrison buildings to this day. Start at the visitor center of the magnificent red-brick City Hall. Walk along the river to Officers’ Square, where a spectacular changing-of-the-guard ceremony happens twice daily during summer.

Find the buildings that house New Brunswick’s provincial government in Fredericton’s scenic riverfront region. The Old Government House is located west of town. Tour the grand mid-19th-century building and see the office of New Brunswick’s lieutenant governor.

Head east of the city center to visit the seat of New Brunswick’s legislative branch, the Legislative Assembly Building. This palace-like building, defined by its octagonal tower, has held New Brunswick’s assembly since 1882. Book your tour of the interior in advance. Visit the nearby Christ Church Cathedral and see its spire rising 198 feet (60.3 meters) above the river.

Start exploring Fredericton’s outdoor attractions by visiting Odell Park. This heavily wooded park in the city center features 10 miles (16 kilometers) of trails.

Scenic St. John River can be discovered in a variety of ways. Tour 52.8 miles (85 kilometers) of riverside trails by bicycle. Rent a kayak or paddleboat and let the river give you a tour of the region.

Fredericton is about an 80-minute drive northwest of Saint John, the largest city in New Brunswick. You can also fly into Fredericton airport from most major Canadian cities. Complete your trip to New Brunswick with a glimpse of its government in Fredericton.

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Flowers, Gardens and Forests

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Where to stay in Fredericton

Downtown
Fredericton featuring a house and a park

Downtown

5/5(5 reviews)

While visiting Downtown, you might make a stop by sights like Officers' Square and The Playhouse Fredericton.

Top Hotels in Fredericton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Days Inn by Wyndham Fredericton
Days Inn by Wyndham Fredericton
3 out of 5
958 Prospect St, Fredericton, NB
$60
per night
Oct 27 - Oct 28

Situated in a shopping district, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Fredericton Botanic Garden and 1.9 mi (3 km) from University of New Brunswick. Regent Mall ...

3.6/5Good! (463 reviews)

"Room was very clean modern and very friendly staff."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2019

Days Inn by Wyndham Fredericton
Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Oromocto
Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Oromocto
2.5 out of 5
60 Brayson Blvd, Oromocto, NB
$71
per night
Nov 1 - Nov 2

Situated in Oromocto, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Oromocto Tourist Bureau, Kings Arrow Arena, and Gage Golf and Curling Club. Wilmot Bluff Lighthouse ...

4.1/5Very Good! (1,324 reviews)

"The staff was very accommodating. I requested a room for disabilities, we got that, but my wife found that the toilet was too low for her to use. It was not what we expected for a toilet for a disable person."…"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2019

Days Inn & Conference Centre by Wyndham Oromocto
Fredericton Inn
Fredericton Inn
3 out of 5
1315 Regent St, Fredericton, NB
$75
per night
Oct 20 - Oct 21

Conveniently located near the ski slopes, this Fredericton hotel is in the city center, within 2 mi (3 km) of Regent Mall and University of New Brunswick, and ...

4/5Very Good! (1,837 reviews)

"Hotel was OK with all the services you expect from an hotel: Restaurant, bar, decent exercise room, pool, spa."…"

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Fredericton Inn

Top activities in Fredericton

Kings Landing Admission
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Kings Landing Admission

$14

Step back in time at the King’s Landing Historical Settlement, where you can tour a working farm, churn butter in a traditional home, dip candles, and spin wool for a hands-on immersion into the lives of New Brunswickers in the 1800s.

Reviews of Fredericton

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 15, 2019

Not the easiest hotel to find , and get back to highway. I need to read map better .

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Sep 8, 2019

Quiet. Nice place to rest and relax

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Aug 7, 2019

Unfortunately we were there on a holiday and everything was closed. Only fast food restaurants were open. Very few people out and about.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 5, 2019

Nice quiet safe town

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jul 18, 2019

Beaverton Art Gallery was brilliant. Would like to explore more of this delightful city.

5/5 - Excellent

S.L.

Apr 20, 2019

Very nice people and beautiful city, should stay longer if time permits.

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