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Maritime hospitality meets French-Canadian history in Moncton. Outdoor adventures, a rich Acadian history, and one very peculiar hill stock this city with activities. With so many things to do in Moncton, you’re sure to have fun (in both of Canada’s official languages).
After landing in Moncton, you may begin to feel the pull of the city’s central attraction. Magnetic Hill is the site of an optical illusion that has been baffling visitors for decades. People drive in droves and watch, as their cars appear to roll uphill, as if by magic.
The real magic of the Magnetic Hill starts at Magic Mountain. Race at almost 60 km an hour down the nearly vertical Kamikaze waterslide, or sit back and relax on the Lazy River at this popular water park. With the Magnetic Hill Zoo and Magnetic Hill Winery also located nearby, many of Moncton’s points of interest point towards Magnetic Hill.
If you’re not catching a show at the Magnetic Hill Concert Site, more entertainment awaits in Moncton. Between the shining lights of Casino New Brunswick and the vaudeville-era charm of the Capitol Theatre, Moncton’s performance offerings deserve a round of applause.
If you’re looking to keep it low-key in Moncton, the city’s parks are perfect for unwinding. The popular Mapleton Park boasts 300 acres of parkland, with a series of rustic and accessible trails tracing through its greenery. Centennial Park is slightly smaller, at 230 acres. But with a beach, cross-country skiing trails, and the TreeGO adventure course, this park packs a punch.
Before you leave Moncton, learn more about the city’s history at the Musée Acadien and Resurgo Place. From the days of French settlement to the building of railway systems, these museums highlight Moncton’s heritage.
Spend the day in Dieppe to see great attractions of Greater Moncton.
Dieppe sits on the shores of the Petitcodiac River. This tidal river is constantly changing, but that shift is most evident during the tidal bore. This aquatic phenomenon is anything but boring. All at once, the Petitcodiac’s placid waters retreat upstream in one enormous wave. For the best view of the bore, walk alongside the action on the riverfront trails.
After strolling the shores, shop for something uniquely Dieppe. The Dieppe Market serves up fresh vegetables alongside artisanal products. If you love all things local, this market is for you.
Dieppe’s many festivals add fun to every season. If you’re flying to Moncton during August, be sure not to miss the Dieppe KITE International. The largest of the area’s events, this kite festival was started in 2001, in partnership with Dieppe, France. At its height, inflatable and acrobatic kites fill the skies above Dieppe.
Even if you miss out on the kites, the Dieppe Arts and Culture Centre adds colour to the neighbourhood all year long. A visit to this centre is sure to brighten any trip to Dieppe.
Whether you head back to the centre of the city, or further out from the Greater Moncton Area, a day in Dieppe will help you make the most of your trip to Moncton.
After flying into Moncton, it’s high tide to make the drive out to Fundy National Park.
Home to the highest tides in the world, the Bay of Fundy sees seawater rise and retreat 16 metres, twice a day. You can explore the ever-changing landscape that these tides create by kayaking across the bay at high tide, then returning during low tide to retrace the same path on the seafloor by foot. As you walk along the bottom of the ocean, look for the barnacles, rock crabs, and seaweed revealed by the turning tides.
In the midst of the bay, the Hopewell Rocks provide the perfect photo-op for your trip to Fundy National Park. As the water retreats, the full form of these towering flowerpot rocks becomes visible. These rocks rise like columns from the Atlantic Ocean, adding a surreal, strange quality to the landscape.
Deeper within Fundy National Park, even more amazing ecosystems await. 300 metres above the waters of the bay, the Caledonia highlands plateau stands starkly above the coast below. Snowshoers and hikers alike find nirvana in the natural beauty of these thick forests.
If all this outdoor activity has you worn out, take a break in the park’s various overnight options. If tents aren’t your thing, try camping in one of the cozy cabins available. You can spend the night under the stars in Fundy National Park’s circular yurts. The weirdest (and coolest) option available is the oTENTik, a combination of a cabin and a tent.
For those who aren’t quite so outdoorsy, Fundy’s culture offers more artistic fun. The music of the Maritimes echoes throughout the park during the summer concerts. In the home of North America’s first female sea captain, Molly Kool, foot-stomping and fiddles make music in the tradition of an Atlantic Canada kitchen party.
After singing along to a sea-shanty or two, you’ll have a true maritime experience to bring back home with you.
Porter’s check-in desk is located in the departures area.
Greater Moncton International Airport (YQM) is about 9 km / 5 mi from downtown Moncton.
Taxis from downtown cost about $20 CAD. Car service costs about $80 CAD.
Please allow sufficient time to drop off your car rental before your departing flight.
The Maritime Bus provides shuttle service to the airport from downtown.