About Fredericton

Atlantic Canada's Riverfront Capital is intimate in scale, yet bustling with character and vibrant cultural experiences. It's tree-line streets and historic buildings are complimented by a hi-tech infrastructure that leads the country.

For centuries writers and poets have found their inspiration in beautiful Fredericton. These days, New Brunswick's provincial capital still has an abundance of great stories, while a free wireless network (Canada's first, 2003) makes it easier than ever for writers to get their words out.


Generally moderate, the climate varies from mild to hot in the summer and in winter from moderate to very cold. Average summer rain fall is 85mm (3.3") per month. Average summer temperature is 23°C (73°F). Average winter temperature is -5°C (23°F).


City Centre: 85,688
Area: 132km² (51 miles²)
Greater Fredericton Region: 124,172

Time Zone

Fredericton is located in the Atlantic Standard Time zone, which is one hour later then the Eastern Standard Time.

Fredericton also participates in daylight saving time, which means that on the second Sunday of March of every year the clock goes ahead an hour until the first Sunday in November when the clock goes back an hour.

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A valid passport is required for travel in and out of Canada for residents of all countries, including the United States if travelling by air. Residents of some countries may also require a visa.

As of June 1, 2009, US citizens travelling to Canada from the United States must have a passport, passport card, or WHTI-compliant document. Before this date, passports and passport cards are strongly recommended, but only proof of citizenship and valid photo identification are necessary for entry by land and sea.


The Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 13% applies to most goods and services.


The Daily Gleaner is the local newspaper, and the Telegraph Journal is the provincial morning newspaper.

Industry / Major Employers

Greater Fredericton is home to more than 50% of New Brunswick´s Information Technology industries.

Fredericton is the New Brunswick centre of information technology, engineering, environmental and advanced training in technology industries.

Fredericton is a centre for higher education - home to two universities and a variety of training colleges and institutes.
For more tourist information and attractions visit www.tourismfredericton.ca

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