Moncton

Travel Guide

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.

Hotel Moncton
Hotel Moncton
3 out of 5
2779 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $80 per night from Sep 29 to Sep 29
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! (1,013 reviews)
"quick check in"

Reviewed on Sep. 17, 2021

Hotel 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 $114 per night from Oct 10 to Oct 10
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! (1,168 reviews)
"Most awesome place to stay all trip. Clean, staff amazing and breakfast very good. Easy parking and if you like a good tub this is the place for you. I would defiantly stay here again"

Reviewed on Sep. 19, 2021

Chateau Moncton Trademark Collection by Wyndham
Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour
Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour
3.5 out of 5
750 Main St, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $134 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 4
Located in the heart of Moncton, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Moncton Capitol Theatre and Moncton Market. Avenir Centre and Theatre L'Escaouette ...
4.2/5Excellent! (990 reviews)
"pool and river view"

Reviewed on Sep. 18, 2021

Delta Hotels by Marriott Beausejour
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Maison Evangeline By Bower Hotels & Suites
Maison Evangeline By Bower Hotels & Suites
3 out of 5
567 Main Street, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $139 per night from Sep 22 to Sep 22
Situated near the airport, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Moncton Capitol Theatre and Avenir Centre. Moncton Market and Theatre L'Escaouette ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
"It was a great location if you’re looking to stay downtown. It was across from a police station, the cops were nonstop and it was really loud, so you’re looking for a quiet place it’s something to be aware of. It was also a long weekend when we stayed so that may have made them a bit busier. Also, ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 7, 2021

Maison Evangeline By Bower Hotels & Suites
Station 1 - Suites Boutique Hotel
Station 1 - Suites Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
132 Chemin McLaughlin Rd, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $159 per night from Oct 11 to Oct 11
Located in the heart of Moncton, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Acadian Museum, University of Moncton, and Free Meeting House. Theatre L'Escaouette ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"The inside of the property was luxurious. I did not like that it was across from a graveyard one would say they are friendly neighbors that makes no noise. Once inside your room you don't notice the view of the graveyard."

Reviewed on Sep. 1, 2021

Station 1 - Suites Boutique Hotel
Capitol Robinson by Bower Hotels & Suites
Capitol Robinson by Bower Hotels & Suites
4 out of 5
207 Robinson Street, Moncton, NB
The price is CA $139 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Located in the heart of Moncton, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Moncton Capitol Theatre and Moncton Market. Avenir Centre and Theatre L'Escaouette ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (175 reviews)
"Everythi gs good, top floor is hard for older people"

Reviewed on Jul. 16, 2021

Capitol Robinson by Bower Hotels & Suites
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