Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick, Canada. It is located along the St. John River. Fredericton is the cultural, artistic and educational centre of the province. Fredericton boasts two universities - the University of New Brunswick and the liberal arts focused St. Thomas University. Fredericton is also home to cultural institutions such as the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, the York-Sunbury Museum and the Playhouse, the latter which serves as a venue for local talent/writers. As well, adding to the city's rich cultural milieu, Fredericton is home to the annual Harvest and Jazz and Blues Festival every fall which attracts regional and international jazz and blues artists. The city also contains a growing IT and commercial sector. The city boasts the highest percentage of residents with a post-secondary education in the province and one of the highest per capita incomes.


The population of City of Fredericton is 48,000 (greater Fredericton 81,346, both per 2001 census), although unofficial reports more around 50,750 (greater Fredericton 84,523) due to the student population which is often not counted in official censuses. The City of Fredericton comprises Fredericton proper, and the boroughs of Silverwood, Nashwaaksis, Devon, Barker's Point and Marysville which were incorporated into the city in 1973.

The city is situated in the west-central portion of the province and, along with Moncton and Saint John, is one of the main urban centres in Southern New Brunswick. The St. John River flows in a west-east direction, bisecting the city and providing the dominant natural feature for the municipality.


 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Daily highs (°C) -4 -3 3 10 17 23 25 25 19 13 5 -1
Nightly lows (°C) -15 -13 -7 -1 5 10 13 13 8 3 -2 -10
Precipitation (mm) 104 72 95 83 100 92 90 85 95 99 105 104

See the Fredericton 7-day forecast at Environment Canada

Get in

By plane

By bus

Get around

By bus

By taxi


It is highly recommend taking an afternoon to walk around the historic district with some historic residences dating back to the late 18th century and the arrival of the British Empire Loyalists. The historic district is located behind the beautiful homes fronting Waterloo Row along the Saint John River.

Other historic and natural attractions around the city include:


In addition to the activities listed below, there are many walking/biking trails to enjoy.



Most major fast food chains can be found on Prospect Street on the south side and Main Street on the north side.




Bed and Breakfast

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Routes through Fredericton

Woodstock Nackawic  W  E  Gagetown Moncton
END  N  S  Jct N Saint John
Bathurst Miramichi  N  S  END
END  W  E  Jct Sussex

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