From one capital to another, book a flight from Ottawa to Fredericton and see the similarities in both history and culture.
Fredericton is New Brunswick’s centre for history, culture and natural beauty. Whether you choose to visit one of the city’s many festivals, wander through its Historic Garrison District or take in the Canadian and international art of Beaverbrook Art Gallery, you’ll find something that interests you in Fredericton.
Nature lovers can rejoice over Fredericton’s many nature-filled parks. Take a leisurely stroll through Odell Park and stare in amazement at some of the oldest trees in the country. Kayak or canoe on the Saint John River that takes you along peaceful routes.
If you’re looking for something more fast paced, many of the trails that run through these parks are perfect for biking. Cycle over 88 km of riverside trails then relax in the peaceful and serene parks.
Go beyond Fredericton and stop in at the popular Boyce Farmers Market. Here, you’re sure to pick up a few snacks along the way and some souvenirs to take back with you from local vendors. This Farmers’ Market is open year round, every Saturday morning, so be sure to get your fresh fill of produce when you’re there.
Even further out you’ll discover Kings Landing, a replicata village of what life was like in 18th century New Brunswick. Or, discover the beautiful Hazen Park Marina and gather hand-made treasures in the village of Gagetown. There is no shortage of things to do in and around Fredericton.
If you choose to stay in Fredericton, you’ll have your pick of restaurants, pubs and specialty coffee shops. Explore the region’s capital and uncover this maritime gem when you book your flight from Ottawa to Fredericton.
Travel back in time to the Garrison District when your flight from Ottawa to Fredericton touches down.
Located in the city’s downtown core, this National Historic Site and Provincial Heritage Place is where you’ll find a perfect blend of musicians, artists, re-enactments and attractions.
There’s no shortage of entertainment with several festivals throughout the summer, like the annual Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival.
Start your historic journey with a free walking tour led by a costumed guide who takes you through downtown Fredericton. You’ll be entertained by these guides as they take you through the folklore and history of the city. Along the way, you’ll learn about the Historic Garrison District and the rich and famous Frederictonians in the Old Public Burial Ground.
The Changing of the Guard ceremony is one event you do not want to miss. Hurry back and watch as the Canadian army comes to life and re-enacts this traditional ceremony.
If you’re in need of a little more history, walk over to the Fredericton Region Museum. You’ll find exhibitions that include displays on the history of Aboriginal and Acadian inhabitants.
The museum is also home to the world-famous 42-pound frog. Named Coleman after his owner, he was adopted from the Killarney Lake by Fred Coleman and fed on bugs, cornmeal and whiskey until he grew to the size of a dog. The frog is stuffed and is now on display for your enjoyment.
Before flying back to Ottawa, be sure to visit the Barracks Fine Craft Shops located in this three-storey stone and wooden structure built in 1827. Here you can shop for souvenirs and pick up a few hand-made goods to bring back with you to Ottawa.
Go from the bustling streets of Ottawa to the serene and peaceful forest of Odell Park. Book a flight from Ottawa to Fredericton and map out your adventure to this peaceful park in the heart of Fredericton.
Boasting over 432-acres of lush green space, Odell Park is the place nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts flock to. With its 16 km of winding trails, you’ll be able to pass by various species of trees dating back about 400 years old. Whether you’re looking up or down, you’ll see countless creatures swooping overhead or scurrying underfoot
Give yourself some time to stop and smell the roses, literally. The Fredericton Botanic Gardens offer quite the selection of perennial beds and is always growing to expand its floral options.
If all that walking has worked up your appetite, wander to the top of the park and dine al fresco. Here, you’ll find a serene waterfowl pond, a playground, and Odell Lodge.
Tree enthusiasts will fall for Arboretum Trail. Wander down the 2.8 km trail that takes you through the thick forested area. Here, you’ll be able to count and name the 41 species of trees that call this park home.
If you happen to be visiting during the winter months, this park turns into a cross-country skiers playground. Swoosh through the well-groomed trails or grab your skates and head to the outdoor skating rink.
No matter the season, Odell Park is the perfect pit stop to enjoy nature at its best when you fly from Ottawa to Fredericton.
Fly non-stop from Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) to Fredericton International Airport (YFC). Ottawa to Fredericton flight time is 1 hour and 30 minutes on average. The distance from Ottawa to Fredericton is 715 km / 445 mi.
While onboard, sit back, relax, and enjoy our free drinks and snacks.
Porter’s check-in desk is on the third floor, in the departures area.
Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) is about 10 km / 6 mi from downtown Ottawa.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Take the OC Transpo 97 Airport / Bayshore and Bells bus to the airport stop. The fare is $3.65 CAD.
Taxis to Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) from downtown cost about $35 CAD. Car service costs about $90 CAD.
Fredericton International Airport (YFC) is about 14 km / 9 mi from downtown Fredericton.
Taxi to downtown costs about $25 CAD.
Avis, Budget, National, and Enterprise offer car rental services at the Fredericton International Airport (YFC).