Moncton is located at the southeast corner of New Brunswick, not far from the border with Nova Scotia. Greater Moncton has 110,500 residents, of which 30 percent are francophone and 70 percent anglophone, living in harmony in the rich ethnic traditions of the province.
The city is close to Magnetic Hill, which is Canada’s third most visited natural attraction, and Fundy National Park. The city is also a great viewing point for the twice-daily tidal bores on the Petitcodiac River caused by the extreme Bay of Fundy tides. Also nearby is the Acadian Coast (French speaking communities) of New Brunswick, along the Northumberland Strait (north to Miramichi, Bathurst and the Baei des Chaleurs) as well as the Confederation Bridge to PEI (Moncton is a great stop, to ensure you do that drive in daylight)
Moncton Information and Links
Moncton, New Brunswick Area Map
20 Mountain Road, Moncton NB – 506 856 4383
(506) 856 4383
Facility includes the Moncton Museum which chronicles Greater Moncton’s unique saga of growth and survival, depicted through artifacts and photographs. The Transportation Discovery Centre features an array of interactive exhibits and hands-on activities for all ages showcasing the shipbuilding, railway and aviation impacts on Moncton.
Free Meeting House
20 Mountain Road, Moncton NB
(Adjacent to Resurgo Place)
The Free Meeting House, built in 1821 is one of Moncton’s oldest standing public buildings. Its purpose was to serve as a home for all religious denominations until such time as individual groups could raise the money required to build their own churches.
Thomas Williams House
103 Park Street, Moncton NB
(506) 857-0590 (summer season) and (506) 856-4383 off-season
Step back in time at the Victorian Thomas Williams House! Tour the home of this prominent Monctonian, who was the treasurer for the Intercolonial Railway. Built in 1883, this heritage home stands as an elegant symbol of local life during the Victorian era. Today, the Thomas Williams House is a designated municipal heritage site.
10, Bendview Court, Moncton NB
(adjacent to Bore Park )
(506) 853-3590, 1-800-363-4558
Moncton’s oldest standing heritage building (c. 1769), named after Jacob Treitz, one of the Pennsylvania-German settlers who arrived in 1766 to establish the Monckton Township. Small exhibits and historic interpretation of the building are offered.
Marché Moncton Market
120 Westmorland St, Moncton, NB, E1C 0R9
(downtown, between Main Street and Assomption Boulevard)
506 389 5969
Over 100 Atlantic Canadian growers, producers, artisans and culinary enthusiasts, all under one roof. A truly unique experience. See you at the Market!
Magnetic Hill Zoo
125 Magic Mountain Rd, Moncton, NB E1G 4V7
The Magnetic Hill Zoo, the largest in Atlantic Canada, welcomes more than 170 thousand visitors a year. Open annually from early May till Fall.
243 Gauvin Rd, Dieppe, NB E1A 1M2
At the heart of Downtown Dieppe, beside the terrace of the Wingate Hotel and in the winter months, skates on the refrigerated skating oval. You can also discover charming boutiques and restaurants.
Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre
331, avenue Acadie, Dieppe, E1A 1G9
This regional arts center offers diverse programming, with two art galleries and a magnificent auditorium that showcases talent from here and abroad.
Petitcodiac River Trails
Nature and landscape lovers will enjoy walking along the Petitcodiac River. Explore more than 55 km of walking and bicycle trails around the municipality.
Rotary St-Anselme Park
505 Melanson Road, Dieppe
Many activities, including a playground, splash pad, BMX track, velodrome and baseball fields.
232 ch. Gauvin rd, Dieppe
Shop for a variety of local fresh products and artisanal goods, each Saturday, 7 am to 1:30 pm.
Aquatic and Sports Centre
111 Aquatique Street
25-metre pool for swimming, and children’s pool with a pirate ship as well as other aquatic activities.
Parlee Beach Provincial Park
45 Parlee Beach Rd. Pointe-du-Chêne
Parlee Beach has some of the warmest salt water in Canada and has been awarded the Blue Flag international eco-certification. Activities at the park include a supervised swimming beach, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, football, a sand-sculpture competition, and daily scheduled sports activities. The park’s seaside campground boasts over 210 campsites on a beautifully-groomed property, with a restaurant on site.
Fundy National Park
Along Highway 104 (1 hr SW of Moncton)
PO Box 1001, Alma New Brunswick, E4H 1B4
Experience the world’s highest tides – not to mention pristine forests, deluxe campgrounds and a taste of Atlantic Canada culture – at Fundy National Park. Paddle in a kayak as the waters rise up to 12 metres or more (36 ft). Walk the otherworldly ocean floor at low tide at Hopewell Rockes. Or venture inland where trails lead to waterfalls deep in Acadian forests.
Kouchibouguac National Park
86, Route 117. Kouchibouguac NB E4X 2P1
New Brunswick’s Acadian Coast has lush mixed-wood forests, colorful salt marshes, and warm ocean beaches with golden sand dunes. At night, stargaze in the Dark Sky Preserve. In the winter, it is a snowbound fun zone. Explore and interact with Mi’gmaq and Acadian cultures.