With art galleries, museums, and parks, Fredericton offers diverse cultural, historical, and outdoors activities for visitors.
Begin a visit to Fredericton, New Brunswick with a stop in the Historic Garrison District. The collection of museums, restored historic buildings, and green spaces is a vibrant destination on the Saint John River. The district sits in downtown Fredericton, near shopping, dining, and entertainment.
Nearby, find the downtown visitor center in City Hall (397 Queen St.), which offers a free parking pass. Visitors also can connect to free, citywide wireless Internet.
Fredericton, NB Museums and Galleries
As the provincial capital, Fredericton offers many historic attractions for locals and visitors to explore. Walk through downtown and tour an impressive international art collection, visit the provincial legislature, or play a game at the sports hall of fame.
Downtown Fredericton attractions, museums, and galleries include:
Beaverbrook Art Gallery, 703 Queen St., Fredericton; (506) 458-8545
Gallery 78-Crocket House, 796 Queen St., Fredericton; (506) 454-5192
Government House, 51 Woodstock Rd., Fredericton; (506) 453-2505
Legislative Assembly of New Brunswick building, 706 Queen St., Fredericton; (506) 453-2527
New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame, 503 Queen St, Fredericton; (506) 453-3747
School Days Museums, Justice Building Annex, east entrance; Fredericton
York Sunbury Museum, 571 Queen St., Fredericton; (506) 455-6041
Fredericton, NB Outdoor Activities
River access, parks, and trails offer options for boating, walking, and biking in Fredericton. At the Lighthouse on the Green on a bank of the Saint John River, rent a bicycle to tour the local trails.
Or, cross the river on the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge before returning to walk the University of New Brunswick campus.
Day Trips from Fredericton, NB
Be it the Fundy coast, provincial parks, or a historical re-creation, visitors can access quick and diverse day trips from Fredericton.
Take a day trip to:
Mactaquac Provincial Park: With a beach, a campground, and a golf course, this quiet family-oriented park is a favorite day trip from the New Brunswick capital. 1265 Route 105, Mactaquac; (506) 363-4747.
Kings Landing Historical Settlement: Costumed interpreters recreate the 1800s, giving insight into the Loyalists and farm life. 5804 Route 102, Prince William; (506) 363-4999.
Fundy coast: Just a short drive down the Saint John River, find the river’s namesake city, Saint John, and a stretch of dramatic, tide-carved coast. From the Hopewell Rocks near Moncton to the Fundy Parkway scenic drive, the Bay of Fundy coast offers countless attractions.
Historic Gagetown: Tour the pretty, historic village, visiting the Queens County Court House Museum (16 Court House Rd.) and the Tilley House (69 Front St.).
C.F.B. Gagetown: Roadside displays and history-packed museums make the base a more public place than one would expect. Stop in at the Gagetown Military Museum (Building A-5) and the Canadian Military Engineers Museum (Mitchell Building (J-10)).