Moncton

Moncton sunset

Moncton is a city in Southeastern New Brunswick, Canada. It is located inland of the Bay of Fundy and Acadian Coast. Moncton has a population of 64,128 (2006), with a metropolitan population of 138,644 (2011), making it the largest metropolitan city in New Brunswick.

Understand

 Climate Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
 
Daily highs (°C) -3 -2 3 9 17 22 25 24 19 13 6 -1
Nightly lows (°C) -13 -13 -7 -1 5 10 14 13 8 3 -2 -9
Precipitation (mm) 109 81 103 90 99 93 100 76 92 100 97 106

See the Moncton 7 day forecast at Environment Canada

Get in

By car

From the US:

From Quebec:

By air

Greater Moncton International Airport (IATA: YQM) located on Route 15 to Shediac in the Dieppe Industrial Park.

Airlines serving Greater Moncton:

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (IATA: YHZ) is located only 2 hours away in Nova Scotia with many more direct and non-stop flights to other cities in Canada, the United States, and Europe.

By train

By bus

Only Maritimebus serves Moncton and the Maritime area (NB, PEI, NS).

Get around

Moncton is pretty easy to get around. There are two main streets into the city: the Trans-Canada and Wheeler Boulevard, connecting both ends of town.

Main Street and downtown Moncton are equally easy to navigate; signs are posted to all the main attractions.

Codiac Transit serves the greater Moncton area 7 days a week (limited schedule on Sundays), from around 7AM to 10PM. Fare is $2.25, and free transfers are available to let you reach your destination even if you have to change bus. A bus circles every hour or so, excepted the Express which is on a 15 minutes run, from the Champlain Mall to the Northwest Center.

See

Magnetic Hill

Do

Tidal bore

Buy

Eat

Moncton boasts some of the finest cuisine in Atlantic Canada:

Drink

Sleep

Connect

Go next

Hopewell Rocks - Walk on the Ocean floor thanks to the Bay of Fundy's high tides (second highest in the world.) Truly a fabulous sight. Bring your camera. Get there within three hours on either side of low tide to see the islands best. (Kayaking is also available if the tide's high). A nice 10-minute walk through the woods takes you to a large stairwell to the ocean floor, where you can easily walk among a half-dozen enormous (30 meters+ high) columns of fir tree-topped sandstone islands. A golf-cart shuttle can whisk you back to the park information facility, which features a good explanation of how the islands came to be, a snack bar and gift shop. The ride from Moncton is about 45 minutes. Entrance to Fundy National Park is another 30 minutes but definitely worthwhile in good weather. Entrance is $9

Moncton is often described as the Hub of the Maritime provinces. It is within 2 hours drive of:

Routes through Moncton

Rimouski Miramichi  W  E  Amherst Halifax
Fredericton Gagetown ← Jct W  W  E  Aulac Truro
END  W  E  Shédiac Jct W E


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