When you fly from Toronto to Moncton, you’ll be warmly welcomed in English and French.
Nicknamed “Hub City”, Moncton is a centre for activity in Eastern Canada. From Magnetic Hill and Centennial Park to Casino New Brunswick and the Capitol Theatre, Moncton mixes rural appeal with big city attractions.
You’ll be drawn in by the pull of Magnetic Hill, where you’ll find some of the best things to do in Moncton. Up and down are reversed by the hill’s spectacular optical illusion. Once your car’s rolled uphill, the Magnetic Hill Zoo and Magnetic Hill Concert Site are only a short drive away.
You won’t need a car to get to the Transportation Discovery Centre, which sits right near downtown. Housed in Resurgo Place, this centre shares the space with the Moncton Museum. In this multipurpose venue, you can spend the afternoon learning more about locomotion and local history.
For more history, visit the Musée Acadien at the Université de Moncton. 400 years of Acadian history are commemorated in this museum. From early settlers to modern figures, you’ll get to know the people who helped build this bilingual city.
Explore the natural beauty that greeted Acadian settlers, at Moncton’s many parks. Centennial Park’s 230 acres offer a vast green space for walking, cycling, and zip lining. Out of the downtown area, Parlee Beach Provincial Park has sandy beaches, warm water, and the world’s largest lobster sculpture.
When you head to Parlee, make sure to pack your camera. Photos of the gorgeous beaches (and the memorable lobster) are the perfect memento to bring back to Toronto.
Downtown Moncton is the city’s oldest neighbourhood and is home to landmark buildings including The Moncton Museum, City Hall, and the Courthouse. There’s an abundance of places to see and things to do in Downtown Moncton. Lace up a pair of walking shoes or hop on Codiac Transit, Moncton’s transit system, and wander through a town rich in history.
Head over to Moncton’s Capitol Theatre, a revitalized vaudeville theatre on Main Street. This 1920’s era building is the centre of the city’s cultural entertainment. Catch a theatrical performance or a ballet put on by the Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada.
If you’re flying from Toronto to Moncton, you won’t want to miss a visit to Resurgo Place. Both the Moncton Museum and the Transportation Discovery Centre are housed in this modern facility. Learn more about history, science, and transportation in the galleries and interactive exhibits. Latin for “I rise again”, Resurgo revives the past with photographs and archives on Moncton’s history.
In the centre of the city, you’ll find one of Moncton’s best parks. The 230 acre Centennial Park is host to sports fields, tennis courts, and TreeGO. At TreeGO you can swing high above the trees of Centennial Park for a view you’ll remember long after you’ve returned to Toronto.
Follow the mysterious pull of Magnetic Hill on your next trip from Toronto to Moncton.
On the northwestern outskirts of Moncton, you’ll find one of the city’s most famous attractions, Magnetic Hill. After driving to the bottom of the hill, put your car in neutral to experience the hill’s optical illusion. Be amazed, as your car appears to roll uphill as if pulled by a magnet.
There’s more appeal to this neighbourhood than just the illusion. With over 400 animals and 90 different species, the Magnetic Hill Zoo should be your next stop. You’ll find everything from African lions to Arctic wolves in Atlantic Canada’s largest zoo.
For a look into Atlantic Canada’s history, the Wharf Village will transport you to a traditional Maritime village. The village may not be entirely authentic, but the shops and restaurants are a real catch.
When you’re done with fishing lines, hop on Magnetic Hill’s own railway line. The Magnetic Hill Railroad can take you for a tour of the park on a mini authentic steam engine. Get on at the Wharf Village stop and enjoy the 2 km trip.
For a faster-paced ride, head to the Magic Mountain Water Park. The park offers rides and slides for every pace and level of adrenaline tolerance. On the stomach-dropping Kamikaze, you’ll race almost 100 feet down a nearly vertical drop. It only lasts a few seconds, but the bragging rights you’ll bring back to Toronto will last forever.
Toronto to Moncton direct and connecting flights are available to get you there year round.
Fly direct from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), with a stop in Ottawa. Toronto to Moncton flight time is 2 hours and 40 minutes on average. The distance from Toronto to Moncton is around 1,210 km / 750 mi.
For connecting flights, fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) to Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM), with a connection in Ottawa. Connection times vary.
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Porter’s check-in desk is located on the second floor, in the departures area.
Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) is about 3 km / 2 mi from downtown Toronto.
All roads and rails lead to Porter. Located at the base of Bathurst Street, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport is easily accessible by streetcar (the 511 streetcar via Bathurst subway station and the 509 streetcar via Union Station). You can take the subway, GO Transit, PATH or UP Express to and from Union Station and then hop on the free shuttle bus service to get you to Porter as well.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
Taxis from downtown cost about $10 CAD. Car service is about $40 CAD.
The shuttle pick-up and drop-off location downtown is by the west entrance of the Royal York Hotel on York Street.
The shuttle bus offers comfortable and complimentary service between downtown and Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, approximately every 15 minutes. Times may vary due to traffic and road conditions.
Ubers are available for pick-up and drop-off at the airport.
The UP Express Train connects you between Union Station, Bloor Station, Weston Station and Pearson Airport. For ticket fares and schedules, visit upexpress.com
You can choose to take the pedestrian tunnel to Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport or the 90-second ferry ride that runs every 15 minutes across Toronto’s inner harbour.
Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) is about 9 km / 5 mi from downtown Moncton.
Car rental services are available on the main level of the terminal of Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM).
Taxis to downtown cost about $20 CAD. Car service costs about $80 CAD.
The Maritime Bus provides shuttle service from the airport to downtown.