Tourist Attractions

Planning your visit to Fredericton in Atlantic Canada’s riverfront city is made easy with so many opportunities to experience culture, history, entertainment and attractions.

The vibrant culture is on display at world class art Galleries and in heritage museums. Historic districts showcase Fredericton theatre, concerts and architecture. Inspect the guard in the Historic Garrison District or explore the majestic St. John River by way of the 85kms of riverfront trail.

A Saturday morning visit to the Boyce Farmers’ Market is one of the most popular things to do in Fredericton where visitors can mingle with the locals at one of Canada’s finest traditional farm markets.

Enjoy a day at a local spa. Then, play hard at night with live Fredericton entertainment in the Tannery Entertainment District.

There's lots of fun for families too, including cool hands-on experiences at Science East New Brunswick's only Science Centre or a day at Kingswood Park, Fredericton’s indoor bowling and entertainment centre. View a number of Fredericton vacation audio walking tours produced by Fredericton Heritage Trust.

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Things to see

Old Government House

Here you can enjoy a free guided tour in the elegant surroundings where galas and balls were hosted in yesteryear.

Built in 1828, this important national and provincial historic site has been gloriously restored to its earlier splendour, and is the official residence and office to the Province's Lieutenant Governor.

It features many antiques original to the house, a New Brunswick art gallery, gift shop, and interpretation centre which tells the story of our city and province's past.

Beaverbrook Art Gallery

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, a gift to the people of New Brunswick from Lord Beaverbrook (Sir Max Aitken), features works by Canadian and British artists and a unique sample of works from international artists.

The Gallery exhibits an exciting mix of works from its own collection as well as works and exhibitions on loan from other institutions. The Gallery's icon, Salvador Dalí's Santiago el Grande is on permanent display.

Historic Garrison District

The Historic Garrison District is the National Historic Site is where you'll find an enticing blend of musicians, artists and historic re-enactments.

It is Fredericton's historic and cultural heart. Located in the city's beautiful downtown, corner of Queen and Carleton Streets, next to the St. John River, the Garrison is a centre for heritage, culture, craft and entertainment.

Visitors will find a variety of attractions and activities in the Historic Garrison District including the Changing of the Guard, tours, concerts, artisans at work, gift shops, and live theatre.

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Legislative Assembly

The majestic Provincial Legislative Assembly Building in downtown Fredericton has been the seat of the government of New Brunswick since 1882 and is now a Provincial Historic Site.

Odell Park

Visitors will find a duck pond, barbecue pits, picnic tables, a children’s playground, and a lodge that was opened by the Queen Mother in 1967.

There are also 16 km of trails winding their way through a varied forest. Some of the trees in the park are more than 400 years old!

On the upper perimeter of the park, visitors may be able to catch a local ball game or visit the Fredericton Botanic Gardens. In the winter, visitors can skate on the outdoor rink, slide down the hills and cross-country ski on groomed trails.

The 2.8 km arboretum trail winds through the woods past 41 separate sites where individual tree species grow naturally.

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