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FrederictonCanada

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.

Top Hotels in Fredericton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
3.5 out of 5
225 Woodstock Rd, Fredericton, NB
The price is CA $132 per night

This family-friendly Fredericton hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Wilmot Park and Old Government House. University of New Brunswick is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (748 reviews)

"Rooms were adequate. I didn’t stay at the pool side long, although the lounge chairs were full of sun worshipers & there were only 3 kids in the pool, I didn’t feel comfortable yet due to Covid. I did not try the restaurant or the to go snack bar. I was close to the elevators, some people are not ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2020

Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton
Hilton Garden Inn Fredericton
Hilton Garden Inn Fredericton
3 out of 5
620 Queen Street, Fredericton, NB
The price is CA $119 per night

Located in Downtown, 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 Fredericton ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (212 reviews)

"It was very clean and the staff were very helpful it was close to every thing downtown"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 7, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Fredericton
Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook
Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook
3.5 out of 5
659 Queen St, Fredericton, NB
The price is CA $114 per night

Located in Downtown, this eco-friendly hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from Fredericton Convention Centre and 1.4 mi (2.2 km) from University of New Brunswick. Legislative ...

4.1/5Very Good! (516 reviews)

"Love tbis place before the covid and.still love it now. They really make da big effort to keep everybody safe."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 19, 2020

Crowne Plaza Fredericton-Lord Beaverbrook

Top things to do in Fredericton

Kings Landing Admission
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Kings Landing Admission

CA $19
Per adult

Reviews of Fredericton

4.2

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 51.16598079561042%
3 - Okay
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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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