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Moncton
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Moncton

Located on a riverbank near the Bay of Fundy, this historic railway hub features Victorian architecture, a popular zoo and a mysterious optical illusion.

Moncton, New Brunswick’s “Hub City,” is a historic railroad city situated upstream from the Bay of Fundy and nearby the Atlantic Coast. Learn about Moncton’s rich history in its museums and heritage buildings, enjoy a day of family fun at its numerous parks and visit the city’s exciting zoo.

Moncton was incorporated as a town in 1855, but its oldest building, the Free Meeting House, was established in 1821. Built in the style of a New England meeting house, the building serves as a well-preserved monument to Moncton’s early settlers. Don’t miss the stately architecture of the Thomas Williams House, built by a wealthy industrialist in 1883. Pay a fee to tour the interior and see the building’s lavish Victorian-era furnishings.

Head northwest of the city to find a wide variety of attractions around Magnetic Hill. Descend onto this marvelous stretch of road and put your car into neutral to experience this region’s bizarre illusion. Your car will move backward, appearing to drive uphill on its own. Kids will love the nearby Magnetic Hill Zoo. See the exciting exhibits of native and exotic animals, such as the tiny-fanged deer. Enjoy a wild day on the waterslides at Magic Mountain, a water park where you can rocket down a slide at around 40 miles (60 kilometers) per hour. For a slower-paced day in the region, head to the Magnetic Hill Winery and sample a local wine.

Visit the Petitcodiac River south of town at certain times of day to see Moncton’s tidal bore. Since the Bay of Fundy features the world’s highest tides, a tall wave passes along the Petitcodiac River against the normal flow of the rising water. The best place to view this phenomenon is Tidal Bore Park, where you can check a clock for the next big wave.

Fly into Moncton from Toronto or Halifax. This historic, centrally located town is a great steppingstone to the rest of New Brunswick.

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 $86 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Mapleton Park and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Moncton Coliseum. Casino New Brunswick and Magnetic Hill ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"Excellent close to highway recommend the hotel. Excellent service"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Moncton
Residence Inn by Marriott Moncton
Residence Inn by Marriott Moncton
3 out of 5
600 Main St, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $109 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Moncton Capitol Theatre and Moncton Market. Avenir Centre and CF Champlain ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (650 reviews)
"main street a little noisy till midnight.stay there because close to champlain mall and keg restaurant"

Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2021

Residence Inn by Marriott Moncton
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 $94 per night from Apr 22 to Apr 23
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! (1,160 reviews)
"There was nothing unique it was just a nice stay , friendly staff"

Reviewed on Apr. 11, 2021

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton
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2 By The Sea - Dock Level Suite
2 By The Sea - Dock Level Suite
Cormierville, NB
Situated by the ocean, this cottage is within 9 mi (15 km) of Cocagne Range Front Lighthouse, Dixon Point Range Lighthouse, and Chatellerault Place. Irving Arboretum ...
2 By The Sea - Dock Level Suite
Cottage Jasmine on the Bay of Shediac
Cottage Jasmine on the Bay of Shediac
Shediac, NB
This family-friendly Shediac cottage is located on the waterfront, within a 10-minute walk of Heron Bay Gallery and Maison Historique Pascal-Poirier. South Cove ...
Cottage Jasmine on the Bay of Shediac
2 Bedroom Cottage gem by Parlee Beach
2 Bedroom Cottage gem by Parlee Beach
Pointe-du-Chene, NB
Situated in Pointe-du-Chene, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of Parlee Beach Provincial Park and Pointe du Chene Range Lighthouse. Pointe-du-Chene Wharf ...
2 Bedroom Cottage gem by Parlee Beach
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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Reviews of Moncton

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5/5 - Excellent

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Apr 25, 2020

Love it

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Apr 9, 2020

Smart friendly people who understand what a pandemic is and precautions to employ!

5/5 - Excellent

CC

Mar 2, 2020

Moncton Zoo was great.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Feb 24, 2020

Was in town for a medical appointment

3/5 - Okay

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Feb 24, 2020

Lots of traffic, downtown gets worse by the year. Will never return to this Costco for the same reason.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Feb 22, 2020

Good restaurants great shopping

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