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Fredericton
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Fredericton featuring a garden

Explore the grand government buildings, historic military barracks and towering churches that make up the skyline of New Brunswick’s riverside capital.

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.

Hilton Garden Inn Fredericton
Hilton Garden Inn Fredericton
3 out of 5
620 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB
The price is CA $103 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19

Located in Downtown Fredericton, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Fredericton Convention Centre and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from University of New Brunswick. The Playhouse ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (270 reviews)

"Dowmtown location"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 4, 2021

Hilton Garden Inn Fredericton
Fredericton Inn
Fredericton Inn
3 out of 5
1315 Regent St, Fredericton, NB
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $84 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

Located in the heart of Fredericton, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Regent Mall and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from University of New Brunswick. St. Thomas University ...

4.1/5Very Good! (986 reviews)

"The fact it was right beside a shopping mall was a plus. Somewhat dated but very clean"…"

Reviewed on Apr. 12, 2021

Fredericton Inn
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
3.5 out of 5
225 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, NB
Free cancellation
The price is CA $119 per night from Apr 16 to Apr 17

This family-friendly Fredericton hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Wilmot Park and Fredericton City Hall. Science East and Fredericton Convention Centre are also ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (776 reviews)

"Had a great stay. Beds very comfortable and rooms clean. Staff were very helpful and kind. Only negative was that the pool was busy and unable to book a time that day to swim. Hotel did give us a late check out to swim late the next morning. Would definitely visit again"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Tranquility Suites
The Tranquility Suites
4 out of 5
89 Veysey Rd, Lower Kingsclear, Kingsclear, NB

Situated in Kingsclear, this vacation home is within 12 mi (20 km) of Mactaquac Provincial Park, Regent Mall, and Fredericton Convention Centre. The Playhouse ...

5/5Exceptional! (30 reviews)

"This is an exceptional property and Mahendra & Audry are exceptional hosts. Our suite was elegant but comfortable and very well equipped. The gardens and views are beautiful. Be prepared to remove your shoes."…"

Reviewed on Sep. 10, 2019

The Tranquility Suites
2 Bed, 2.5 Bath Renovated Heritage Home in Downtown Fredericton
2 Bed, 2.5 Bath Renovated Heritage Home in Downtown Fredericton
Fredericton, NB
The price is CA $140 per night from Apr 18 to Apr 19

Located in the heart of Fredericton, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Christ Church Cathedral and University of New Brunswick. Fredericton Boyce Farmers ...

2 Bed, 2.5 Bath Renovated Heritage Home in Downtown Fredericton
Enjoy a Fall & Winter Getaway - Gagetown, NB
Enjoy a Fall & Winter Getaway - Gagetown, NB
Gagetown, NB

Nestled on the beach, this Gagetown chalet is within 6 mi (10 km) of Queens County Court House, Tilley House Museum, and Orange Hall Museum. Anthony Flower House ...

5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great Find

"This is a great waterfront property with plenty of room with all the amenities you would find at home. Dale & Debbie are fantastic host."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 10, 2020

Enjoy a Fall & Winter Getaway - Gagetown, NB
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Fredericton

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Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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3 - Okay 10.562414266117969%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Mar 5, 2020

Although I don’t live here now, I grew up in Fredericton. It is a great place to visit.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 20, 2020

Charming city

4/5 - Good

Lancy

Feb 16, 2020

too small. but people are nice

4/5 - Good

JamesandLinda

Feb 12, 2020

Honestly didn't see much of the place because we were using Fredericton as a base for viewing property all over the province. Next time. Seems nice from what we saw.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 7, 2020

Never been before but always wanted to.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 6, 2020

Visited the Everett chalmers hospital. Easy parking, most helpful and friendly staff.

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