Expedia.ca chose Fredericton as one of seventeen must-see cities in Canada for 2017. Whether it be standout cuisine or fresh adventures, they wanted to ensure their readers were starting off the new year by trying something new. In their perspective, here are some things that make our city great.
What to See: In honour of the 150th anniversary, the University of New Brunswick Art Centre is showcasing “Souterrain Impressions,” which honours the Canadians who fought for a better future during WWI. For more local pride, take a walking tour through Fredericton Heritage Trust or taste regional produce at Fredericton Farmers Market.
Places to Eat: Fredericton has a ton of great nibbles and sips to try. Indulge in sparkling cocktails at Brewbakers, specialty cider at Red Rover Craft Cider, tasty ales at Picaroons Traditional Ales, local hops at Maybee Brew Co., and signature meats and brews at The Hilltop.
Where to Stay: Located in the heart of New Brunswick on the Saint John River, Delta Hotels by Marriott Fredericton is a prime spot.
When to Go: Aim your trip to Fredericton between mid-January through July for the city’s biggest festivals, including FROSTival and the New Brunswick Highland Games.
Insider Tip: “Visit the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, who will see their multi-million dollar expansion complete in 2017. The Gallery, located downtown in a city of 57,000, has one of Canada’s most extensive collections of British paintings and comprehensive holdings of several leading Canadian artists. Soak up the sounds at the Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival – the best international festival experience on Canada’s East Coast with the best jazz, blues and world music taking centre stage (in intimate venues along the downtown). The annual festival (Sept 12 – 17, 2017) features over 400 artists and 150 performances on 27 stages – all within 6 city blocks!” – Fredericton Tourism