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Visit 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.

Top Hotels in Moncton

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4.5 out of 5
100 Main St, Moncton, NB
CA $108
per night
Jan 1 - Jan 2

Located in the heart of Moncton, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dieppe City Hall, Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre and Avenir Centre. University of ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (1,237 reviews)

"The rooms are large, the view of the boardwalk is excellent. The breakfast buffet features the best bacon I've had since I relocated to the U.S. The Chateau Moncton is our prefered stop on our family trek to the North Shore."…"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2019

Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Rodd Moncton Hotel
Rodd Moncton Hotel
3 out of 5
434 Main St, Moncton, NB
CA $97
per night
Dec 16 - Dec 17

Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Moncton Capitol Theatre and Moncton Market. University of Moncton and ...

3.8/5Good! (2,047 reviews)

"Everything was good .we liked the free breakfast .it was really good"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 6, 2019

Rodd Moncton Hotel
Casino New Brunswick
Casino New Brunswick
4.5 out of 5
21 Casino Drive, Moncton, NB
CA $108
per night
Dec 9 - Dec 10

Situated in Moncton, this luxury resort is within 1 mile (2 km) of Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain Heritage ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (1,348 reviews)

"Everything was great room was nice staff was great food was great recommend place to stay"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 5, 2019

Casino New Brunswick

Popular things to do in Moncton

Magnetic Hill
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Magnetic Hill

4/5(237 reviews)

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. 

Magnetic Hill Zoo
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Magnetic Hill Zoo

4.5/5(123 reviews)

Lions, piranhas and big-eyed lemurs are just some of the residents of the biggest zoo in Atlantic Canada.

Parlee Beach Provincial Park
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Parlee Beach Provincial Park

4.5/5(91 reviews)

Warm, calm waters and clean sand make this family-friendly beach a popular place for a day of seaside relaxation.

Top activities in Moncton

Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Moncton, NB
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Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt - Moncton, NB

CA $13

Itinerary During Operation City Quest, participants will solve riddles in order to find items throughout the city and complete challenges. For each correct task completed, the players will get points for their team.

Zombie Scavengers Game - Moncton, NB
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Zombie Scavengers Game - Moncton, NB

CA $3

Itinerary Recommended starting location to start Zombie Scavengers. This is where you will begin your hunt to survive the zombie apocalypse. (Please start outside) Stop At: • Moncton City Hall, 655 Main St, Moncton, NB E1C 1E8, Canada

Holly Jolly Hunt - Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Moncton, NB
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Holly Jolly Hunt - Holiday Scavenger Hunt in Moncton, NB

CA $3

Itinerary Holly Jolly Hunt is a scavenger hunt that is played using an app on your smartphone, that brings your entire family and friends together for holiday cheer. During the adventure you’ll be seeking out all the traditional, and even the non-traditional holiday items we all see this time of year around the city.

Reviews of Moncton

4.2

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Dec 4, 2019

Can’t wait to go back next summer to visit Moncton and surrounding areas.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Dec 2, 2019

We enjoyed the shopping area on Mapleton Avenue.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 30, 2019

Lots of trafic

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 18, 2019

We haven't visited Moncton much, so had to GPS everywhere, but everything we wanted to see was easy to get to. Endless options for dining, entertainment, accommodations, etc!

4/5 - Good

LLL

Nov 11, 2019

Great speciality wine shops

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Nov 3, 2019

Would definitely not stay at this motel again!

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