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Whether it’s moments that’ll stay with you forever or a refreshing contrast from the ordinary, in Fredericton, you can get swept up in whatever your curiosity creates.
Rich history, artisan markets, world-class festivals, and outdoor adventure are all on the itinerary, making our Capital City your perfect travel destination. Discover why we are Atlantic Canada’s Craft Brewing Capital with the #FredTapTrail, paddle on the waters of the majestic Wolastoq, or go back in time to the 19th Century at Kings Landing.
Festivals are back in Fredericton, with over 30 events happening this summer. Our favourite week of the year is around the corner, when the Harvest Music Festival takes over downtown. Six days, multiple stages, and hundreds of world-class performances—it’s one of the best festival experiences in Atlantic Canada. Be sure to check out our calendar of events for the full schedule.
Get ready to sip the city. It should be no surprise that Atlantic Canada’s Brewing Capital has its own Taproom Trail, a passport-style map showcasing our local taprooms. Summer is the perfect time for crafty connoisseurs to hit the trails and sample the vast array of ciders and ales crafted in our unique local taprooms. Don’t forget to snap some pics and share your #FredTapTrail brews and patio views with us!
The Fredericton Trail System is the city’s crown jewel. Rent a bike or electric scooter, or stroll the 120km of trails that meander along the beautiful Wolastoq (Saint John River), countless streams, and tranquil wooded paths. If you are looking for a closer look at our beloved Wolastoq, Second Nature Outdoors is a great first stop for rentals. Don’t forget about Odell Park, where you can bask in the beauty amongst 400-year-old trees as you embark on a medicine walk with Wabanaki Tree Spirit Tours.
Fredericton is New Brunswick’s market city boasting five weekly markets. The highly anticipated return of the Garrison Night Market tops the list. Every Thursday night until September 8th, Carleton Street, nestled in the core of Downtown Fredericton, comes alive with this artisan and food-infused market experience. A trip to Fredericton isn’t complete without sampling the wide array of internationally inspired cuisine and comfort food with a twist at the Cultural Market or Food Market at the Ex. You can experience that and more at both the Fredericton Boyce Farmers’ Market and Northside Creators Market, where you will find delicious food, fresh local produce, and hand-crafted wares.
Fredericton is a cradle for creation. Infusing impassioned makers and thinkers, art is the heartbeat of this city. Here you will find the world-renowned Beaverbrook Art Gallery, artisan shops, public art pieces and murals to explore. Many of these options are accessible via our riverfront trail system, making it easy to take a self-guided tour.
Not sure where to start? Visit TourismFredericton.ca and craft your own Fredericton adventure. We love to reward those who extend their stay here in Fredericton, so take a look at our curated Two-night Stay and Play Packages to make the most of your visit.
Fredericton. Life well crafted.