Fredericton -

Activities

   Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival - Usually held in the middle of September and should not be missed. It is a very beautiful time of year and the festival music is top notch.
   Walking/biking trails. There are many to enjoy as well.
   Calithumpians Tour & Theatre Company Established in 1979 Calithumpians Theatre Company continues to provide the humorous and historical theatrical entertainment that they have become known for locally and throughout North America.
   Fredericton Golf & Curling Club 331 Golf Club Road 506.458.0003
   Mactaquac Golf Course  
   Mactaquac Park 506.363.4747
   Science East  
   York-Sunbury Museum 571 Queen Street
   New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame  

Shopping

   Boyce's Farmer's Market - This is the place to be Saturday morning; it is not to be missed! Get there early because by 10:30 it gets unbearably busy. The samosas are very tasty. So much so, people seem to push and shove to get in line for them! The German bakers, fresh orange juice and the sausages are awesome.
   Cultures Boutique An international gift store operated by the International Department of the Fredericton YMCA.
   Urban Almanac 75 York Street. This shop has a wonderful assortment of gifts that you won't find anywhere else.
   Backstreet Records 384 Queen Street. Backstreet has a large inventory of rare and hard to find selection of disks and records. It also has lots of used albums.
    Westminster Books 445 King Street. Westminster is the place to find books from local authors and maritime books.
   Reid's Newsstand & Cafe 435 King Street, (506) 454-5333
   Tony's Music Box 396 Queen Street 506.458.8286

Education

   The University of New Brunswick founded in 1785.
   St. Thomas University  is the province's only Catholic university and has been located in Fredericton since 1964, when it moved from its Chatham, New Brunswick campus.
   New Brunswick College of Craft and Design  

Get out

   Miramichi. To the north-east.
   Moncton. To the south-east.
   Edmundston. To the north-west.
   Quebec. To the north-west.
   St. Andrews. To the south-west.
   United States. To the south-west.
   Saint John. Due south.
   Marysville. A historic mill town.
   King's Landing Historical Settlement outside Fredericton north on the Trans-Canada Highway. King's Landing is a 300 acre (121-hectare) outdoor living history museum. The Landing recreates the sights, sounds and feel of rural New Brunswick in the 1800s. Staff, with authentically reproduced costumes work in the homes, shops, school, church, and theatre. Enjoy vintage dining, and unique gifts all in the spectacular backdrop if the St. John River valley. Kings Landing was the winner of Attractions Canada Top International Attraction Award in 1999.

Links

Official website for the City of Fredericton

Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick, Canada. It is located along the St. John River. Fredericton is the capital of the province of New Brunswick, Canada. 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 mileu, 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 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.

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.

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