Fredericton

Travel Guide
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.

Ramada by Wyndham Fredericton
Ramada by Wyndham Fredericton
3 out of 5
480 Riverside Drive, Fredericton, NB
The price is CA $84 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 27
Located in the heart of Fredericton, this golf hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Carman Creek Golf Course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Gallery 78 and The Playhouse ...
3.7/5 Good! (953 reviews)
"Tv did not work. They tried to fix it but could not so they gave us another room. Very apologetic and helpful."

Reviewed on Oct. 9, 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Fredericton
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
3.5 out of 5
225 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, NB
The price is CA $144 per night from Nov 2 to Nov 2
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 ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (848 reviews)
"Great lobby bar and gym!"

Reviewed on Oct. 18, 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fredericton, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fredericton, an IHG Hotel
2.5 out of 5
665 Prospect St, Fredericton, NB
The price is CA $134 per night from Nov 7 to Nov 7
Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fredericton Botanic Garden and Fredericton Golf and Curling Club. Odell Park and Regent ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (628 reviews)
"Superb staff. Lovely hotel."

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2021

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fredericton, an IHG Hotel
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 LOCAL BREW| Century Home | Calling All FOODIES + BEER LOVERS!!
THE LOCAL BREW| Century Home | Calling All FOODIES + BEER LOVERS!!
Fredericton, NB
The price is CA $155 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
Situated in Fredericton, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of St. Anne's Chapel of Ease, Brunswick St. Baptist Church, and Wilmot Park. Old ...
4/5 Very Good! (1 review)
"Nice apartment close to downtown"

Reviewed on Oct. 1, 2021

THE LOCAL BREW| Century Home | Calling All FOODIES + BEER LOVERS!!
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 $225 per night from Nov 4 to Nov 4
Located in the heart of Fredericton, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market, and Science East. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
Great place!!
"Clean, comfortable, close to so much!!"

Reviewed on Aug. 8, 2021

2 Bed, 2.5 Bath renovated heritage home in Downtown Fredericton
Work Play Suites
Work Play Suites
3 out of 5
677 Union St, Fredericton, NB
Located in the heart of Fredericton, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Carleton Park and Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge. Gallery 78 and Christ Church ...
3.8/5 Good! (161 reviews)
"we din't find nobody nocode for the keys and in the middle of the night very bad experience"

Reviewed on Oct. 25, 2018

Work Play Suites
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.

Top things to do in Fredericton