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MonctonCanada

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
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton
2.5 out of 5
2515 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $93 per night

Located in the heart of Moncton, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Magic Mountain Water Park and Magnetic Hill. Magnetic Hill Zoo and Lutz Mountain ...

3.9/5Good! (1,272 reviews)

"The pool was not monitored for people nor social distance appropriate. People were partying and loud. Not the fault of the hotel but I think they could have used a few more staff being that busy"…"

Reviewed on Aug. 3, 2020

Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Moncton
Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham
4.5 out of 5
100 Main St, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $139 per night

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! (989 reviews)

"This hotel is so clean that the only way to describe it is that it looked and feels like it just opened and we were the first guests to come in. It is Covid-19 compliant and beyond. We stayed in the Monarch Suite on the 5th floor overlooking the river. Our room was huge and well appointed. I chatted ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul. 27, 2020

Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Wingate By Wyndham Dieppe Moncton
Wingate By Wyndham Dieppe Moncton
4.5 out of 5
69 Rue Du Marche, Dieppe, NB
The price is CA $119 per night

Located in the heart of Dieppe, this luxury hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from CF Champlain, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Moncton Capitol Theatre and Avenir Centre. ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (928 reviews)

"Very clean Nice room and nice pool Great service"…"

Reviewed on Jul. 29, 2020

Wingate By Wyndham Dieppe Moncton

Popular places to visit in Moncton

Magnetic Hill
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Magnetic Hill

4/5(238 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(125 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(92 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Moncton

Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site
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Hopewell Rocks Ocean Tidal Exploration Site

CA $14
Per adult
80% of travellers recommend
Moncton Scavenger Hunt: Canada’s Cultural Hub
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Moncton Scavenger Hunt: Canada’s Cultural Hub

CA $27
Per adult
Wear ‘em Out Family Day package
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Wear ‘em Out Family Day package

CA $389
Per adult

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