New Brunswick’s capital city of Fredericton lies on both sides of the St. John River. With charming riverfront trails and classic Victorian-style homes, Fredericton is a picturesque small town. With a rich history and world-class culture to boot, this Capital Region destination has it all.
Things to do in Fredericton
Fredericton is home to three universities, countless historic sites and over 88 kilometers of riverside trails. The area is so innately interesting that simply taking a walk around town will give you an idea of Fredericton’s charms. Taking a canoe or kayak ride down the Saint John River through town is another option. Foodies might enjoy the abundance of restaurants featuring local and international cuisines. Fredericton has the highest concentration of craft breweries and tasting experiences in the Canadian Maritimes. A number of world-renowned festivals, such as the award-winning Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival, are also held in Fredericton. Regional efforts to promote local artistic and literary talent can be seen at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and various museums and theaters around town. Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District is the town’s center for heritage, culture, craft and entertainment. It’s a National Historic Site that offers tours, artisans at work, live theater and even the chance to see a Changing of the Guard. Also in the center of the city is Officers’ Square, which serves as a venue for outdoor concerts during the summer and skating rink in the winter.
Day trips from Fredericton
There is a lot to explore in the greater Capital Region. Start with the award-winning Kings Landing Historical Settlement in Mactaquac County, around 37 kilometers away. This recreation of a New Brunswick town of ages past will give visitors a feel for life between 1780 and 1910. The town of Oromocto has a whole other vibe from Fredericton. Located on the west bank of the Saint John River at the mouth of Oromoco River, the town boasts a full-service marina, golf course, and the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown. A visit to the Atlantic Ocean is worth the trip to see the Bay of Fundy. The bay is an impressive sight, with some of the highest tides in the world, ranging up to 19 meters at their peak. The bay area is also great for sightseeing, with beaches, lighthouses, cliffs, caves and sea stacks dotting the landscape. Take a coastal drive on the Fundy Trail Parkway, starting near St. Martins and continuing along the coast. Enjoy the lookouts, picnic areas, beaches and marine wildlife along the slow-paced route.
Book your stay at lodgings along the river to get first pick at outdoor recreation. Look into the all-inclusive fishing, canoeing and kayaking package tours that some lodges offer guests. Stay at a historic property with modern perks and amenities such as heated indoor pools and a fitness center. Find comfort and a full hot breakfast at an upscale B&B, where a mix of antiques and new furnishings provide charm. Indulge in the finest of luxuries at a hotel, or feel pampered at an all-inclusive resort. Become one with the wild by camping along the Saint John River or by signing up for an outdoor oriented vacation package offered at certain lodges.
Transportation in Fredericton
Fredericton International Airport is located about 15 kilometers east of downtown for air service to the area. The town is located on the Trans-Canada Highway, but Routes 7, 8, 105 also pass through the city. Though there is no rail service into Fredericton, Fredericton Transit provides bus transit to most parts of town. Taxis are also plentiful in Fredericton. There are also plenty of bike lanes for cyclists, and numerous walking trails along the Saint John River.
Vacation Rentals in Fredericton
Looking for a vacation rental in Fredericton? Tripping.com has 84 vacation rental homes available in Fredericton. You'll find 1 studios, 66 1-bedroom, 0 2-bedroom and 17 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from €26 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.
The average price of a nightly rental in Fredericton is €116 while the average price of a weekly rental is €25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Fredericton home is €25.
Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 46 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Fredericton. In addition to accommodating pets, Fredericton rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 79 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 66 have TV and/or cable and 19 have a pool or hot tub.
Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Fredericton where the top providers in that area are Booking.com, Expedia, and HomeAway. There are 42 Booking.com rentals, 17 Expedia short term rentals and 8 HomeAway vacation rentals.