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.

Where to stay in Fredericton

Ramada by Wyndham Fredericton
Ramada by Wyndham Fredericton
3 out of 5
480 Riverside Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3A 8C2
The price is CA $105 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
Stay at this 3-star golf hotel in Fredericton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (1,004 reviews)
"All was alright"

Reviewed on Sep. 21, 2022

Chateau Fredericton, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Chateau Fredericton, Trademark Collection by Wyndham
3 out of 5
470 Bishop Drive, Fredericton, NB, E3C 2M6
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $149 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Fredericton. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,004 reviews)
"I had ti attend a class at 9am leaving my partner and 3 kids to drive around aimlessly until check in, theu were so accomidating with an early check in. With all the rain it was a life saver i appreciate it so much"

Reviewed on Sep. 23, 2022

Best Western Plus Fredericton Hotel & Suites
Best Western Plus Fredericton Hotel & Suites
3 out of 5
333 Bishop Dr, Fredericton, NB, E3C2M6
The price is CA $147 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Fredericton. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,002 reviews)
"Check in staff was very nice. Lobby and halls were clean. Room was very good and clean. Only complaint is the breakfast was very lacking. All food was cooked in a microwave and had too much salt and the use of paper plates and disposable plastic forks, cups and other single use plastics made me have ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 20, 2022

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.
Lovely 1 Bedroom Apartment
Lovely 1 Bedroom Apartment
Fredericton, NB
Stay at this apartment in Fredericton. Enjoy WiFi, onsite parking, and a TV. Popular attractions Fredericton Golf and Curling Club and Gilridge Golf Club are ...
3.7/5 Good! (3 reviews)
"Everything was good! An iron and board would have been appreciated!"

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2022

The Palm Suite | Downtown | Beverly Hills Vibe
The Palm Suite | Downtown | Beverly Hills Vibe
Fredericton, NB
Stay at this vacation home in Fredericton. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions St. Anne's Chapel of Ease and Brunswick St. Baptist ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Review
"Excellent"

Reviewed on Sep. 22, 2022

Rosé All Day King Studio | Retro Vibes | Downtown|
Rosé All Day King Studio | Retro Vibes | Downtown|
Fredericton, NB
Stay at this apartment in Fredericton. Enjoy WiFi, a kitchen, and 1 bedroom. Popular attractions St. Anne's Chapel of Ease and Brunswick St. Baptist Church are ...
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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