Magnetic Hill

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For years this hill has amazed visitors for an experience that seems to defy gravity. Sit in your car and marvel at how it appears to be pulled uphill. 

Be astounded by the gravity-defying pull of Magnetic Hill, which appears to draw cars uphill. After experiencing this curious phenomenon, check out the hill’s other attractions, including a zoo and a waterpark.

Rumors about the gravitational effect first circulated in the 19th century and it has been astounding tourists for many years. To experience the spectacle for yourself, park at the bottom of the hill and leave your car in neutral. Take the brake off and watch as your vehicle appears to travel up the hill all on its own.

Some believe it is magic, others that there is some kind of magnetic force in the ground. The truth is less romantic. What you are experiencing is an optical illusion not something that is against the laws of physics. The horizon is obscured which alters perspective and hides the fact that you are actually going downhill.

There is more to do on the hill once your car has appeared to roll upwards. Step back in time at Wharf Village, a reconstruction of a traditional maritime fishing town. Browse the gift shops and visit the ice cream parlor and fudge factory.

Enjoy hours of excitement at Magic Mountain, a waterpark with pool, body slides and high-speed chutes such as Kamikaze and Torpedo. There is also a mini-golf course and lots of rides and attractions for very young children.

Spend some time at Magnetic Hill Zoo and see more than 600 animals, including jaguars, lions and lemurs.

Magnetic Hill is situated in the north of Moncton, about a 15-minute drive from the downtown area.

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Hotel Moncton
Hotel Moncton
3 out of 5
2779 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $77 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
Situated in Moncton, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Magnetic Hill and Casino New Brunswick. Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill Zoo are also ...
3.9/5Very Good! (1,007 reviews)
"A hidden gem! It's a newly-renovated hotel and the management really maintained the cleanliness of the place. During a pandemic, when hardly anyone offers hot breakfast, but they really tried their best. For short stays, I would recommend this place."

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Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton
2.5 out of 5
2515 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $93 per night from Sep 30 to Sep 30
Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casino New Brunswick, Magnetic Hill, and Magic Mountain Water Park. Magnetic ...
3.8/5Good! (950 reviews)
"The Breakfast was great for an establishment of this kind!"

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Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton
Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton
2 out of 5
2550 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $119 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
Situated in Moncton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casino New Brunswick, Magnetic Hill, and Magic Mountain Water Park. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (896 reviews)
"Love the property including back veranda. Staff very friendly. Having no composting for food in dining room was disappointing."

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton
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Hotel Moncton
Hotel Moncton
3 out of 5
2779 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $77 per night from Oct 6 to Oct 6
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2.5 out of 5
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2 out of 5
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The price is CA $119 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 26
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2.5 out of 5
2530 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $90 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
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Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4.5 out of 5
100 Main St, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $114 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
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Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton
2 out of 5
2475 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $84 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
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2.5 out of 5
2495 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $99 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
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Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton
2.5 out of 5
700 Mapleton Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $126 per night from Oct 20 to Oct 20
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Casino New Brunswick
4.5 out of 5
21 Casino Drive, Moncton, NB
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