"Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada" Top 5 Page for this destination Fredericton by Canuck5

Fredericton Travel Guide: 224 reviews and 329 photos

"The city of stately elms"

Hello from Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

This is a landscape collage of images of the south side of Fredericton, taken from the north side of the river. The Walking Bridge (the former train bridge) is to the left (east), and the Westmorland Bridge is to the right. The Princess Margaret Bridge is beyond the Walking Bridge, out of view.

Just a short history lesson... Fredericton was originally known as Ste. Anne's Point, and at the end of the 17th century, it was known as the capital of Acadia. Governor Villebon erected Fort Nashwaak in 1692, on the north side of the river, to protect its French inhabitants. However, in 1785, Governor Thomas Carleton changed the name to "Fredericstown", in honor of the second son of King George III, the Duke of York, Prince Frederick. Shortly thereafter, the name was shortened to "Fredericton". The city's population by 1850 was roughly 4,400.

MoneySense Magazine publishes an annual list of Canada's Best Places to Live, ranking 123 communities with a population greater than 10,000, based on weather, real estate values, income levels, unemployment rates, discretionary income, crime rates, and signs of prosperity. In 2006, Fredericton was in 24th place. In 2007, it took 5th place, behind Ottawa-Gatineau, Halifax, Quebec City, and Guelph. In 2008, it came in 3rd, behind Ottawa-Gatineau (1st place), and Victoria. [http://list.canadianbusiness.com/rankings/bestplacestolive/2008/Default.aspx?sp2=1&d1=a&sc1=6 ]

There's more of the scoop on the city on my Homepage, but I'm always adding tidbits to my Fredericton pages.

I have completed my Hotel/Accommodations pages, listing all of the hotels, motels and inns you'll find in or just outside of Fredericton. So, if you're planning to visit our city, I hope you will find this information helpful.

There are also a number of Bed & Breakfast places in and around Fredericton, cabins (such as Robin's Court, formerly the Holyoke Cabins), as well as a number of RV campgrounds, such as the Hartt Island campground, or the Wal-Mart parking lot (!), that I have not listed.

If you're looking for a place to eat, I've listed over 25 restaurants you'll find in Fredericton. You're bound to settle on one or two that will appeal to you.

If you're looking for information or pics on anything in particular, let me know.

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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Mar 4, 2010 at 10:38 AM

    Wow... so many cool tips of Fredericton. Cheers, SL :)

  • Jan 29, 2007 at 11:20 AM

    I've been to Oscars often, the food was WONDERFUL, usually order a silver cloud to drink. They must have a very good and creative chef on staff. There have been a few times when they have acutally sold out of their specials.

  • Jul 23, 2006 at 2:29 PM

    Oscars was the only eatery of city caliber. A sophisticated atmosphere with Maritime hospitality. Wow! Don't let the facade fool you (located in an old hotel) - this place is worth its weight in gold!

  • Huntress_7499's Profile Photo
    Nov 23, 2005 at 10:22 PM

    Thank you for placing this on the net. It was really helpful in our research about Fredericton and its people. JJH

  • scottishvisitor's Profile Photo
    Jul 2, 2005 at 7:39 AM

    I will certainly know where to eat & sleep in Fredericton!!

  • Jeannette1's Profile Photo
    Mar 24, 2005 at 5:35 PM

    Superb winter scene photos. I'd love to visit your city in the winter. Jeannette

  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Feb 11, 2005 at 6:12 PM

    Its been 25 years since we visited Fredricton. Maybe its time to return. That's a lot of hotels.

  • wreckloose's Profile Photo
    Dec 20, 2004 at 7:23 PM

    i stayed at the wandlyn in mid-october when we travelled through fredericton working for playstation 2 at the regent mall. it wasn't very nice but the people were real friendly. nice page.

  • kalenderov's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2004 at 3:03 AM

    well done, Dave!!! :-)

  • marcoparco's Profile Photo
    Jun 15, 2004 at 4:02 PM

    Hello there fellow Frederictonian!!!

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