The Best Things to Do in Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton, New Brunswick

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Known as the home of craft beer in Canada, Fredericton is a very small city that feels like a big city. It is rich in history and culture and is a unique riverside gem. Home to the longest covered bridge in the world (the Kissing Bridge) and over 88 kilometers of hiking trails, there is little wonder why it is called a city at the edge of nature.

Simply put, Fredericton is a beautiful place. Its quiet atmosphere and scenic environment makes it a great location for those looking to get away from the bustle of city life.

Take a look through this hand-picked guide and let me know which things make it to your Fredericton bucket list.


Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

Visiting Fredericton in the fall? Get funky with some of the world’s best jazz, blues, and world music over six days in historic downtown. The Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival features hundreds of world class performers and artists performing on over a dozen stages.

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TrailwayStart Your Brewery Tour at Trailway

Get some fresh air and exercise while you visit some local craft breweries, starting with TrailWay Brewing. If you love the taste of freshly brewed beer, you should start your trip with a tour of Trailway Brewing Company. They produce high-quality, robust American-style ales and their tasting rooms are open every day From 12 noon. Continue on with stops at Picaroons, and Graystone Brewing.

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Fredericton Botanical GardenVisit the Fredericton Botanic Garden

Set up in 1990, this 53-acre botanical garden offers recreational services to the public. Be sure to visit this serene home of nature and walk along interpretive trails while enjoying dazzling displays of flowers and plants. Take a stroll through the Woodland Fern Trail or pause for quiet reflection in the Memorial Grove.

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King's LandingGo Back in Time at King’s Landing

Before there was Game of Thrones, there was Kings Landing, New Brunswick. It’s a living history museum with original buildings from the period of 1820-1920. Make friends with the “locals” and maybe even try your hand at the forge. Enjoy a tour of this 300-acre historical museum in the heart of Fredericton. With over 70,000 artifacts and a grand 19th century village filled with costumed characters, historic buildings and farm animals, you will be transported into the past and learn about the rich history of the 19th century.

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The PlayhouseSee something at the Playhouse

The Fredericton Playhouse hosts local theatre acts by several talents. If you have a flair for the performing arts, be sure to pay a visit. They also have lots of kid-friendly shows.

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Fredericton TrailsExplore the Fredericton Trails

One of the best things about Fredericton is its network of trails. There are over 120km network of trails along St. John River. If you are a lover of nature, you will enjoy walking, running, hiking or biking through tranquil wooded paths, gravel trails and paved roads while taking in the glorious scenery.

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Boyce Farmer's MarketBoyce Farmers Market

Open every Saturday morning, the Boyce Farmer’s Market in Fredericton is a bright and lively spot where you can shop for local produce, crafts, sweets, and maybe catch a band. With over 200 local vendors offering fresh products, Boyce farmers market is a go-to location for anyone visiting Fredericton. Apart from the fresh produce, there are craft vendors and an on-site restaurant.

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Northside Creators Marke

Visit Fredericton’s Non-For Profit vendor’s market where you get to enjoy a weekend filled with fresh food produce, freshly brewed coffee, unique craft items and a bubbling community. This market is open from 8 am to 2 pm on Saturdays.

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Odell ParkTake a Stroll Through Odell Park

Take a relaxing stroll through this 333-acre park filled with ancient trees and winding trails. There is an outdoor rink for skating during winter and lots of beautiful spots to enjoy a quiet picnic.

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Looking to enjoy some urban, Fredericton night-life? Head down to The CAP. This multi-room venue offers regular upbeat live music as well as DJ sets and fresh, craft beer and cocktails. It also now includes an on-site nano-brewery, daytime record retail and beer to go, all accompanied by plenty of seating on sunny or shaded patios.

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Cultural MarketCultural Market

Immerse yourself in a unique shopping experience in this cultural market. With a vast array of goods ranging from delicious meals, local delicacies and international craft, you are sure to find something memorable to mark your visit.

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Movie NightUnder the Stars film series

Take a walk down memory lane and relive the days of drive-in-movies at Barracks Square. Enjoy outdoor movies on a lawn chair every weekend on this National Historic Site. You can buy snacks and drinks on site.

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Learn Something New at Science East

Plan a visit to the most active public science and technology educational organization in the country. Working hard to educate students, teachers, parents and businesses, this Non-profit organization focuses on inquiry-based learning. They host several workshops and other fun activities and are open to the public.

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Fencibles TheatreFencibles Theatre

Pay a visit to the Fredericton Fencibles Theatre. This is a museum theatre troop that hosts heritage interpretation activities, theatre plays and lively walking tours. These activities showcase the period after Canada’s Confederation when the town had the best militia defence.

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HaliMacHaliMac Axe Throwing

This is an axe throwing lounge with an inexhaustible supply of fresh craft beer. If you are into axe throwing or are curious enough to try it, stop over at HaliMac and mingle with the diverse community of axe throwers and beer lovers.

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Wolastoq Boat TourWolastoq Boat Tour

Offering both private and public boat tours, visitors get to enjoy sailing along the St. John River. Each tour is kid-friendly so this is something you can do with your family. There are snacks available on the boat as well as an open bar.

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Unplugged Board Game Cafe

The very first board game café in New Brunswick is open to the public. They have hundreds of board games that are fit for families, kids and individuals. They also have a vast menu filled with several delicacies. This is a fun place to be.

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Beaverbrook Art Gallery

Focused on bringing community and art together, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery offers top notch exhibitions and educational programs for art lovers and enthusiasts. Pay a visit to this gallery and experience artistic excellence, research and development.

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Disc Golf

Head over to Fredericton Disc Golf, a sport and recreation venue where you can enjoy a fun game of disc golf. Although similar to golf, disc golf requires players to throw a disc into a basket. Disc golf is a fun game perfect for all ages and you do not have to pay any fees to play.

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Tubing on the Nashwaak River

Plan an outdoor adventure on Fredericton’s lazy river. Head over to Nashwaak Tubing and Kayak Rentals for equipment hire and enjoy a therapeutic and relaxing adventure. Be sure to call ahead and make reservations.

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Tour Briggs & Little

If you love to knit, this location is a must-visit. Briggs & Little is the oldest woolen mill in Canada. You can go on a self-guided tour and learn about the impressive processes that go into the production of yarn. They also have a yarn shop.

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Crabbe Mountain

Experience the thrilling ski slopes of Crabbe Mountain at Fredericton. If you are a beginner or have kids who would like to learn how to ski, there is a ski school here for you. There are about 34 trails offering night skiing, snowmaking and lots of fun winter events.

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Capital City Paintball

Everybody loves paintballing! Visit Capital City Paintball and enjoy a fun time with your family and friends. This place is open every day from April to November and is available to kids 10 years and older.

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Garrison Night Market

Open from 4.30 pm to 9 pm on Thursdays, the Garrison Night Market is a fun place to shop for local and international handmade products. You will find several stunning pieces of art, craft, clothing, design, farm produce, local brews, spirits and ciders as well as delicious food.

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Haunted Hike

Hosted by Calithumpians, the Haunted Hike is a thrilling adventure all visitors should experience. Hosted at night, you will be led by costumed guides who will tell spine-chilling Fredericton ghost stories. Look out for some chilling surprises as you walk along the barely-lit streets.

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If you are an adrenaline junkie, you would want to stop by TreeGo and experience the aerial adventure courses. There are self-managed courses available for kids and adults along with different challenging but fun tree to tree activities.

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Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tour

The Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tour is aimed at preserving and advancing indigenous values. With a series of consistent cultural experiences and interactions, visitors can embark on a medicine walk and learn about the different plant and tree species in the area.

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New Brunswick Highland Games

This festival is held annually to celebrate the Scottish/Celtic culture. If you are of Scottish decent or would like to learn about the Celtic culture while having a fun time, the New Brunswick Highland Games is for you. It’s Fredericton’s annual Celtic infusion of music, bagpipes, drumming, highland dance, traditional Scottish athletics, Scottish foods, whiskies, genealogy, crafts and more.

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