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Magnetic Hill
Vacation Travel Guide

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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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 $76 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Magic Mountain Water Park, Casino New Brunswick, and Magnetic Hill. Magnetic ...

3.9/5Good! (1,197 reviews)

"Great for a short trip ! Room was clean , check in was also very quick and easy ."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 1, 2021

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton
Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton
Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton
2.5 out of 5
2475 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $72 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5

Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Casino New Brunswick, Magnetic Hill, and Magic Mountain Water Park. Magnetic ...

4/5Very Good! (993 reviews)
Escape quality

"Escape wknd Was good"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 6, 2020

Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton
Hotel Moncton
Hotel Moncton
3 out of 5
2779 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $70 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1

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! (1,090 reviews)

"Pretty standard hotel with a good price and a decent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2021

Hotel Moncton
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.

Reviews of Magnetic Hill

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4/5 - Good

Jaycee

Aug 26, 2019

Go to the Winery much more interesting than the hill.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Aug 5, 2019

GO EARLY!!

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Jun 12, 2019

It's $6 to try the optical illusion

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Nov 8, 2018

Beautiful atea

5/5 - Excellent

Colleen

Sep 29, 2018

Interesting place

5/5 - Excellent

Lindsay

Sep 27, 2018

The hill is something you need to do to believe. Very cute village

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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 $76 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton
Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton
Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton
2.5 out of 5
2475 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $72 per night from Mar 4 to Mar 5
Travelodge Suites by Wyndham Moncton
Hotel Moncton
Hotel Moncton
3 out of 5
2779 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $70 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
Hotel Moncton
Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton
Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton
2 out of 5
2550 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $89 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
Amsterdam Inn & Suites Moncton
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton
2.5 out of 5
700 Mapleton Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $101 per night from Feb 28 to Mar 1
Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton
Quality Inn
Quality Inn
2.5 out of 5
2530 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $89 per night from Mar 16 to Mar 17
Quality Inn
Casino New Brunswick
Casino New Brunswick
4.5 out of 5
21 Casino Drive, Moncton, NB
Casino New Brunswick
Magnetic Hill Winery & B&B
Magnetic Hill Winery & B&B
3 out of 5
860 Front Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
Magnetic Hill Winery & B&B
Comfort Inn Magnetic Hill
Comfort Inn Magnetic Hill
2.5 out of 5
2495 Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $89 per night from Feb 26 to Feb 27
Comfort Inn Magnetic Hill
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