About Fredericton

Fredericton | Simply Beautiful

Fredericton is a beautiful spot nestled along the Saint John river in New Brunswick. It is best known for its deep connections to the Arts & Culture community. The region, which is rich with history is the capital of the province.

With breath-taking scenery; amazing businesses; two recognized universities and other post-secondary institutions; multitudes of art galleries; hosting countless music festivals; endless trails; a vibrant nightlife and even more, make Fredericton the perfect spot to live, play and raise a family.


Interesting Facts

Fredericton is the capital of the of New Brunswick. The picturesque city is situated in the west-central portion of the province along the Saint John River, which bisects the city. One of the main urban centres in New Brunswick, the city had a population of 56,224 in the 2011 census.

An important cultural, artistic, and educational centre for the province, the city is home to two universities (the University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University), the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and cultural institutions, such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the Fredericton Region Museum, and The Playhouse, a performing arts venue.

The city hosts the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, attracting regional and international jazz, blues, rock, and world artists. Fredericton is also an important and vibrant center point for the region’s top visual artists; many of New Brunswick’s notable artists live and work there today.

Map of Fredericton

More Points of Interest

Fredericton and the surrounding region has a lot to offer its residents. From quaint cafes to fine dining, there is is always great cuisine to sample. Fredericton is also known for having the highest concentration of craft breweries in the Maritimes.

There are two main markets serving the capital region. Fredericton’s Boyce Farmer’s Market and the Northside Market offer world cuisine, local artisans and crafters that are sure to please.

Looking for family fun? The city is dotted with a myriad of parks to entertain the family, including Odell Park, Wilmot Park (and waterpark) and Officers’ Square. If you are looking to immerse yourself in the past, you can explore King’s Landing Historical Settlement that celebrates 19th century New Brunswick.