Located along the Petitcodiac River, Moncton is encompassed by natural wonders in the UNESCO Fundy Biosphere Reserve. It boasts a vibrant cultural scene with performance arts venues, art galleries and wineries, while a water park, zoo and mysterious hill provide family entertainment.
Things to do in Moncton
Park your car on Magnetic Hill, which defies logic when it causes cars in neutral to roll uphill. Afterward, visit the shops at Magnetic Hill Wharf Village or interact with more than 500 exotic animals at the Magnetic Hill Zoo. Home to lions, tigers and monkeys, it also boasts an open pen area filled with guinea pigs.
Kids will enjoy soaring down slides at Magic Mountain, where tubes, pools and waterslides cater to thrill seekers of all ages. Wine lovers can visit the Magnetic Hill Winery to sample some of the region’s finest wines made with strawberries, raspberries and grapes and soak in panoramic views of Moncton.
Enjoy a day of outdoor adventures at Hopewell Rocks, located within the Bay of Fundy. You can marvel at beautiful rock formations nicknamed “Flowerpot Rocks” that are eroded into unique shapes, then walk along the two kilometers of sandy shoreline dotted with sandy coves.
Capture spectacular views of the towering cliffs at Cape Enrage, where a circa-1838 lighthouse remains in operation and an outdoor activity center offers zip-lining and rock climbing. Seeking quiet landscapes? Visit Kouchibouguac National Park to bike or hike the scenic trails and observe duck, geese and seals basking in the sunshine.
Getting around Moncton
You can access Moncton by flying into Halifax Stanfield International Airport, located two hours away by car, while trains travel from Halifax and Montreal. You can traverse the city center on foot, while buses and taxis are available to travel further afield.