Get Out and Have Fun

There are so many fun things to do in the Fredericton Region. Here are just a few of the attractions that are sure to please any member of the family:

Kings Landing Historical Settlement

Nestled in a majestic setting, this award winning living history village depicts the one hundred year transformation of a young colony into a vibrant nation.

Website: http://kingslanding.nb.ca/en/

Odell Park

The centerpiece of the City’s parklands is the highly acclaimed Odell Park, renowned as one of the most beautiful parks of its kind in Canada. Among the many distinguishing features of this 400 acre park are a duck pond, deer pen (there’s also a resident population of deer that freely roam the park), arboretum and botanical garden. Encompassing 400 acres in the heart of the City, Odell Park’s ambiance contributes much to Fredericton’s reputation as a “last surviving hometown of America”.

Website: http://www.fredericton.ca/en/recleisure/TrailOdellPark.asp

Science East

Science East is a registered Canadian charity organization that runs New Brunswick’s only hands-on science centre in the former York County Gaol! We teach the basics of science in a fun and entertaining way, exploring everything from robotics and computer programming, to physics, chemistry, biology and more!

Website: http://scienceeast.nb.ca/

Science East - Fredericton attraction

Government House

Government House was constructed from 1826-28 to be the residence of New Brunswick’s Governors and Lieutenant-Governors. The home is constructed of New Brunswick quarried sandstone and situated on eleven acres on the banks of the St. John River in Fredericton. It is a significant cultural landmark in Fredericton and the Province of New Brunswick. From 1828 until Confederation, most of the important decisions affecting the Province were debated in the building.

Website: https://www.gnb.ca/lg/ogh/index-e.asp

Wilmot Park

The land across from the Old Government House on Woodstock Road is today known as Wilmot Park. The park includes passive recreation areas where one can walk along the gravel paths, enjoy the beautiful elm trees and flowers, or rest in the shade of the bandstand. Recreation of a more active style is also available. Children enjoy playing on the playground equipment, in the wading pool or on the basketball courts. Adults can play tennis, horseshoes, lawn-bowl, or enjoy a jog around and through the park.

Website: http://www.fredericton.ca/en/recleisure/parks.asp

Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market

Recognized as one of Canada’s top 10 community markets, the Fredericton Boyce Farmers Market is the City’s traditional Saturday morning (6am-1pm) gathering spot downtown for fresh and healthy foods, craft, creativity and conversation.

“Meet you at The Market!”

Website: http://frederictonfarmersmarket.ca/

Fredericton Region Museum

Where you can learn about the history of Fredericton and central New Brunswick as well as the home of the Coleman Frog and New Brunswick’s oldest man-made artifact.

Website: https://frederictonregionmuseum.wordpress.com/

Officers’’ Square

One of Fredericton’’s most beautiful and historic areas, Officers’’ Square was once a centre for military activity in Fredericton and was garrisoned by the British Army from 1785 to 1869, and the Canadian Army from 1883 to 1914. The space is now the site of outdoor summer concerts, the Changing of the Guard Ceremony, daily outdoor summer theatre, and a variety of other festivals and events throughout the year.

Website: http://www.tourismfredericton.ca/en/officers-square

Fredericton Attractions - Officers' square
Officers’ Square (Photo via Fredericton Tourism Website)

Woolastook Park

With our relaxed family atmosphere, beautiful views of the St John River, proximity to the city along with our numerous facilities, Woolastook Park has fast become the place to be for campers in the Greater Fredericton Area.

Website: http://www.woolastookpark.com/

Mactaquac Provincial Park

Mactaquac Provincial Park is a broad woodland and recreation complex along the scenic Saint John River in New Brunswick. You’ll find a variety of outdoor activities throughout the year in this riverside playground. Discover the beauty of this 525-ha (1,300-acre) masterpiece along one of the many walking trails (one of which is wheelchair accessible), and enjoy interpretive walks through their pristine beaver pond nature reserve. Or take the fun to new heights with a TreeGO Mactaquac Aerial Adventure.

Website: http://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/Parks/MactaquacProvincialPark.aspx

Fredericton Attraction - New Brunswick LegislatureLegislative Assembly Building

Built in 1882, the present Legislative Assembly Building in Fredericton is the seat and symbol of democracy in New Brunswick.

Website: http://www.gnb.ca/legis/index.asp

Killarney Lake Park

A Fredericton favourite, this freshwater lake with a lovely sandy beach (supervised in the summer months) and 20 km of walking trails around the perimeter of the lake is the perfect retreat for a day of swimming, relaxing and enjoying nature. In the winter, the trails are transformed into groomed trails for cross country skiers.

Website: http://www.fredericton.ca/en/recleisure/TrailKillarneyLake.asp

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery

The Beaverbrook Art Gallery brings art and community together in a dynamic cultural environment dedicated to the highest standards in exhibitions, programming, education and stewardship.

“Together we are building a vibrant cultural community in New Brunswick by promoting inclusiveness, accessibility, and public engagement with the visual arts.” Terry Graff

Website: http://beaverbrookartgallery.org/

The Playhouse

Fredericton Playhouse – the capital city’s premiere performance venue! Located in beautiful downtown Fredericton adjacent to the provincial legislature, the Fredericton Playhouse has been providing a professional venue for the performing arts for decades.

Website: http://www.theplayhouse.ca

The Historic Garrison District

The Historic Garrison District is Fredericton’s historic and cultural heart. Located in the city’s beautiful downtown, next to the Saint John River, the Garrison is a centre for heritage, culture, craft and entertainment. This National Historic Site is where you’ll find an enticing blend of musicians, artists and historic re-enactments.

Website: http://www.tourismnewbrunswick.ca/Products/H/HistoricGarrisonDistrict.aspx

The Tannery

The Tannery is home to various popular bars, pubs, clubs, and shopping outlets.It is the hub of Downtown Fredericton nightlife.

Website: http://wikimapia.org/331352/The-Tannery

Canadian Military Engineers Museum

The CME Museum is a member of the Organization of Military Museums of Canada, the New Brunswick Museums Association, receives funding and support from the Director of Heritage and History, and has close ties with the CFB Gagetown Military Museum.

“On this date in 1941, 3rd Field Company embarked for Spitzbergen where they destroyed wireless installations and coal depots to prevent the enemy using the site.”

Website: http://www.cmemuseum.ca/

The New Brunswick Military History Museum

Discover the stories of triumph and sacrifice of New Brunswickers at war and in peacetime dating back to the early 1600s. The New Brunswick Military History Museum was first established as the CFB Gagetown Military Museum in 1973. Our museum showcases the rich military history of New Brunswick. We give visitors an opportunity to step back in time and discover their past.

Website: http://nbmilitaryhistorymuseum.ca/