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Situated 100km inland from the Bay of Fundy on the banks of the Saint John River, Fredricton, the capital of New Brunswick, has a well-padded air, the streets of its tiny centre graced by well-established elms and villas. Fredericton is a walker`s city, with a riverfront featuring three miles of paths meandering beside houseboats, cafes, museums and Victorian mansions. Graced with tree-lined streets, Victorian homes, top attractions, arts and cultural events, a variety of sporting facilities, kilometres of trails, acres of parks and green space, two universities, and an airport, Fredericton is one of the most successful and vibrant small cities in North America. Along the way you can take in a concert or some outdoor theatre.
Must-sees in the city include the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, which houses one of Salvador Dali`s largest masterpieces and the world's most extensive public collection of works by Cornelius Krieghoff. Across from the Gallery is The Playhouse, featuring regular presentations of dramas and musicals. The Cathedral Festival of the Arts, River Jubilee and the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival also draw many fans. Other attractions in Fredericton include the Sports Hall of Fame, the York-Sunbury Historical Society Museum and Christ Church Cathedral.
Some important landmarks include the 1828 Old Arts Building on the University of New Brunswick campus, City Hall, York County Courthouse, and the Old Government House. Home to an array of architectural wonders. Walk through the majestic Waterloo Row and marvel at the design of some of the stately private homes, or see the Legislative Assembly Building.
Twenty minutes west of the city is the award-winning King`s Landing Historical Settlement. Here, staff re-enacts the lives of British North American pioneers in the 18th Century. Other activities, such as The Haunted Hike by the Calithumpians, will lead visitors through a different dimension of Fredericton. Situated in the heart of the province, Fredericton is a great place to live, work and play.